Tesia Kwarteng

NAME: Tesia Kwarteng

HOMETOWN: San Antonio, TX

EDUCATION: MM Manhattan School of Music; BM & BA The University of Texas at Arlington

WITH TRI-CITIES OPERA: Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, La Zia Principessa in Suor Angelica, Buttercup in H.M.S Pinafore and Maddie in Three Decembers.

UPCOMING: Glimmerglass Festival: Rosalia, Anita (cover) in West Side Story, Forester’s Wife/Owl (cover) in The Cunning Little Vixen.

OTHER APPEARANCES: Glimmerglass Festival: Maria (cover) in Porgy and Bess, Aunt Eller (cover) in Oklahoma!. Kennedy Center: Consuelo in West Side Story. Opera Columbus: Frances in The Flood. Opera America: Lee in Marie Begins. Opera Memphis: Thelma Yablonski in Later the Same Evening and Arnita Seward in Blue Viola. Virginia Opera: Marian Anderson in Deep River: Marian Anderson’s Journey. Chautauqua Opera: Peep Bo (cover) in The Mikado. CoOPERAtive: The Witch in Hansel and Gretel. Utopia Opera: Lucretia in The Rape of Lucretia

AWARDS/RESIDENCIES:  Encouragement Award, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions- Houston District (2018); Encouragement Grant, Career Bridges Foundation (2016); Legacy Award, National Opera Association (2012); Young Artist, Glimmerglass Festival (2017, 2018) Emerging Artist, Virginia Opera (2017); Studio Artist, Chautauqua Opera (2016), Fellow, CoOPERAtive (2015); Young Artist, Opera on the Avalon (2012).

Sponsored by Michael Bogdasarian & Jean Marie Shea