We wanted to find another way to help support the artists of Tacoma Opera whose careers have been negatively impacted due to COVID-19, while sharing opera with our community in a fun way!
We are so excited to introduce Opera-Grams!
Purchase an Opera-Gram to enjoy a live musical performance by the stars of Tacoma Opera from the comfort of your own home. Artists will arrive at your doorstep to perform their arias from a socially-safe distance of 6 feet away and apart.
Brighten someone’s day while supporting the arts.
Opera-Grams are the perfect way to celebrate special occasions ranging from birthdays and anniversaries, to Mother’s Day and Father’s Day!
Proceeds from Opera-Grams will go 50% to the artists, 50% to Tacoma Opera, helping to keep opera and the performing arts alive within our community.
Deliverable on Saturdays and Sundays in the Seattle/Tacoma Metro Area ($100) and Olympia/Lacey Metro Area ($150). Spots are limited, be sure to reserve yours today!
Please note that dates and times are not guaranteed, but Tacoma Opera will do their very best to match dates and times based on your selected preferences.
Give the gift of opera to yourself or someone you love during this time when we all could use a reason to smile.
Soprano Allison Pohl performed Adina in L’elisir d’amore, Countess in Le nozze di Figaro, and Tatyana in Eugene Onegin with Tacoma Opera. She made her Seattle Symphony debut in 2018 as the soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah. She has appeared with Seattle Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, New York City Opera, Virginia Opera, Opera in the Heights, Opera Providence, and many more. She has appeared as the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Handel’s Messiah with Bremerton Symphony. Favorite roles recently performed include Norina in Don Pasquale, Blanche de la Force in Dialogues des Carmélites, and Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel. Next season, she will return to Benaroya Hall with Seattle Philharmonic and debut with Tacoma Symphony in Mozart’s Requiem. She is a Seattle Opera Career Grant recipient and winner of the Seattle Philharmonic Concerto Competition.
American tenor Brendan Tuohy has been praised by The Cincinnati Post for his “big, bold tenor edged with silver” and he continues to move audiences both in the states and overseas. Tuohy recently sang in the world premier performances of Evan Mack’s hilarious new opera Yeltsin in Texas with Opera in the Heights in Houston and Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore with Tacoma Opera last fall. Other roles performed in the Pacific Northwest include Male Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia, Alfredo in La Traviata and Alfredo in Die Federmaus with Tacoma opera. Mitch in Streetcar Named Desire and Chevalier in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites with Vashon Opera. Albert Herring in Albert Herring and Pong in Turandot with Portland Opera, and Peter Quint in The turn of the screw and Bénédict in Béatrice et Bénédict with Eugene Opera.
Ivy Zhou is active in Seattle and Portland as an operatic soprano, church musician, and recitalist. The 2019-20 season thus far saw her as Kenzie in the West coast premiere of Earth to Kenzie (a new children’s opera co-commissioned by Seattle Opera and the Chicago Lyric), Musetta in La bohème with Portland Opera to Go, Chloe (Ida cover) in Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s Princess Ida, and Cinderella in Seattle Opera School Tour’s Cinderella en España. Last August, she made her Seattle Opera mainstage debut singing the Page in Rigoletto. Upcoming engagements include the voice in Ricky Ian Gordon’s chamber pieceOrpheus and Euridice with Dacha Theater, Phyllis in Tacoma Opera’s Iolanthe, and Musetta in Seattle Modern Opera Company’s La bohème. During COVID times, she has enjoyed watching Kim’s Convenience, sleeping a lot, nature walks around the neighborhood, and honing her nacho-making technique.
Kristin K. Vogel
Acclaimed for her powerful lyric voice, her intensity onstage, and her well-honed vocal technique, Kristin Vogel has been honored in multiple international competitions and is sought for roles that require dramatic passion and sensitive musicality. Originally from Texas, Ms. Vogel earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California, her master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music, and is completing her doctorate at the University of Washington. Now living in Edmonds, Ms. Vogel enjoys singing with companies in the Pacific Northwest, and was happy to return to Tacoma Opera this season as Tosca after singing Mimi in 2016.
Recent performances include the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with Symphony Tacoma last season, Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana with Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra, and operetta and classic holiday tunes as the featured soloist on Cascade Symphony’s holiday concert. Ms. Vogel also recently sang Liù with Knoxville Opera in their touring production of Turandot and joined the Utah Festival Opera as the title role in Madama Butterfly and the Soprano Soloist in their performance of Verdi’s Requiem. Other notable performances include Nedda in I Pagliacci with St. Petersburg Opera in Florida, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with Asheville Lyric Opera, Marguerite in Faust with Boheme Opera New Jersey, and many Mozart heroines in a series of “3 Divas” concerts with Northwest Sinfonietta in Seattle, Tacoma, and Puyallup. Next season Ms. Vogel will appear with Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra in a concert of operatic arias and duets. For more details visit her website at www.kristinkvogel.com.
Born and raised in Tacoma, WA, baritone Ryan Bede made his Seattle Opera solo debut in May 2017 as the Second Priest in The Magic Flute, followed by Prince Yamadori in Madama Butterfly, Jim Crowley in An American Dream and Fiorello in The Barber Of Seville in the 2017-18 season. He returned as Moralés in Paul Curran’s acclaimed production of Carmen in May 2019. In October 2019 he made his role debut as Belcore in The Elixir Of Love with Tacoma Opera, where he has appeared in numerous roles such as Moralés/Le Dancaïre in Carmen, Tiger Brown in The Threeepenny Opera, Papageno in The Magic Flute, Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette, Schaunard in La Boheme and the Pirate King in The Pirates Of Penzance. Other recent roles have included a return to Opera Idaho as Masetto in Don Giovanni after performing Papageno with the company to great acclaim, and Prince Yamadori/Imperial Commissioner in Madama Butterfly with Inland Northwest Opera. Upcoming solo engagements include Mozart’s Requiem with Symphony Tacoma, Brahms’ Requiem with Master Chorus Eastside, and Malatesta in Don Pasquale in a concert performance for SkyOpera.
Contralto Rachelle Moss’s rich and luscious voice leaves a lasting impression on both audiences and critics. Sarasota newspaper Your Observer, praised her portrayal of Kate Pinkertion in Sarasota Opera’s production of Madama Butterfly as “regal.” In the 2019-2020 season Ms. Moss made her debut as Bianca in The Rape of Lucretia with Tacoma Opera, Orsini in Lucrezia Borgia with Puget Sound Concert Opera, the Mistress of Novices in Suor Angelica with St. Petersburg Opera, and La Zia Prinicipessa in Suor Angelica at Lyric Opera Northwest. Next season, she will return to Puget Sound Concert Opera singing Meg Page in Verdi’s Falstaff. Rachelle also enjoys singing both operetta and concert repertoire.
She has performed the roles of Julia Child in Bon Appetit for Seattle Opera Guild, Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd with the University of North Texas, Effie in The Ballad of Baby Doe with the Spotlight on Opera, as the Alto soloist in Handel’s Messiah and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Federal Way Symphony, and as the Alto soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass with Kansas City Kansas Community Chorus. Ms. Moss was an 2016-2017 Apprentice Artist at Sarasota Opera. She has received numerous awards including: a Career Grant from the Seattle Opera Guild, an Encouragement Award from the Metropolitan Opera National Council, the Mary Cook Memorial Award for Outstanding Apprentice Artist from Sarasota Opera Guild, and the Stuart R. Silver Scholarship from Sarasota Opera. She holds a Bachelor’s in Music History and Master’s in Vocal Performance from the University of North Texas.