Praised for “a ripe, sensual lyric soprano”(Opera News) and a “captivating combination of skilled singing and magnetic acting” (Pioneer Press), soprano Tess Altiveros is in high demand on concert and operatic stages alike.
2017/2018 season highlights included E in Seattle Opera’s acclaimed O+E, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte (Pacific Symphony), Euridice/Proserpina in the West Coast tour of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo under Grammy winning conductor, Stephen Stubbs, two appearances as Maria in West Side Story (Symphony Tacoma and Central City Opera/Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra), and Missions and Mysteries with Stephen Stubbs at the Berkeley Festival and Exhibition. Other recent credits include Clorinda in Seattle Opera’s The Combat, Bach St. Matthew Passion (Colorado Symphony, staged), Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni (Skylark Opera Theatre), Musetta in La Bohème under the baton of maestro Andrew Litton (Colorado Symphony), Carmen in La Tragédie de Carmen (Skylark Opera Theatre), Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro (Angels & Demons Entertainment), the Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem (Seattle Pro Musica), and Miss Jessel in Turn of the Screw (Eugene Opera). Tess has also sung leading ladies with Opera Fairbanks, Juneau Lyric Opera, Eugene Opera, Tacoma Opera, City Opera Ballet, and Vespertine Opera Theater, to name a few.
Upcoming engagements include Hannah in The Merry Widow (Inland Northwest Opera), L’enfant in L’enfant et les sortileges (Pacific Symphony), Lulu in the world premiere of The Princess Sophia (The Orpheus Project), Eads’s Mass for the Oppressed (Anchorage Concert Chorus), her role reprisal in Robert Neu’s fully staged St Matthew Passion (Shreveport Symphony Orchestra), Dalila in Handel’s Samson (Pacific MusicWorks), and the Lake George Music Festival. A native Seattleite, Miss Altiveros has been a regular singer for the Seattle Mariners for over a decade, and holds a Master’s degree in vocal performance from the University of Washington.