Tanya Roberts

Canadian Soprano

About

Praised for having “a voice of focused brilliance, agility, and impressive size” by Parterre, Canadian soprano Tanya Roberts enjoys a reputation as a versatile and exciting young artist.  A graduate of McGill University’s MMus and BMus programs, Ms. Roberts has performed over 50 opera, operetta and musical theatre roles in professional and academic arenas throughout North America, Europe, and the Middle East.  Engagements include performances with Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Edmonton Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, The Ohio Light Opera, Lyrique-en-Mer Festival de Belle-Île, Ash Lawn Opera Festival, Tel Aviv Vocal Arts Festival, Sound of Austria, Cirque du Soleil, Pocket Opera of New York, Arbor Opera Theater, Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company, The Motor City Lyric Opera, Troupers Light Opera, New York Lyric Opera Theatre, Taksu Theatre Company, Lisl Wirth Black Box Festival, and Opera McGill.

In 2015/16, Tanya makes her solo debut at Carnegie Hall in Mozart’s SOLEMN VESPERS with the NYC Chamber Orchestra, returns to Edmonton Opera as Valencienne (THE MERRY WIDOW), and to The Ohio Light Opera as Lilli Vanessi (KISS ME, KATE), Gabrielle (LA VIE PARISIENNE), Dolly (HAVE A HEART), and Emmy/Madame Pelotti (THE DANCING YEARS), finishes a 184-performance run as Susanna (LE NOZZE DI FIGARO) with Sound of Austria in Vienna, and makes debuts with Troupers Light Opera as Aline (THE SORCERER) and the Mineola Choral Society as the Soprano Soloist in CARMINA BURANA.  Tanya also joins The Banff Centre as an Artist-in-Residence to explore Viennese Song.  

Tanya made her solo debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the VERY SPECIAL PROMENADES Concert Series and as the Soprano I cover in the Bach MASS IN B MINOR under the direction of Riccardo Muti.

An alumna of numerous young artist programs, Tanya apprenticed with Michigan Opera Theatre, The Ohio Light Opera, Ash Lawn Opera Festival, Lyrique-en-Mer Festival de Belle-Île, International Vocal Arts Institute, Motor City Lyric Opera, Opera NUOVA, and the Toronto Summer Opera Lyric Theatre.  Tanya is the recipient of various grants and scholarships intended to assist artists, including the New York Foundation for the Arts and East End Arts Council Strategic Opportunity Stipend, The Banff Centre Barbara and John Poole Endowment Award, Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit Get There! Stipend, Canadian Independent Recording Artists Association Groundbreaker Grant, International Vocal Arts Institute Program Participant Scholarship, and Opera NUOVA Awards Committee Premiere Scholarship.

Tanya can be heard on Albany Records and seen on Operetta Archives as Maude Peck (DREAM CITY & THE MAGIC KNIGHT) and as Dolly Brabazon (HAVE A HEART) with The Ohio Light Opera.

Tanya was named a Semi-Finalist in the Heinrich Strecker Crossover Competition in Baden-bei-Wien in 2015.  Future seasons include a return to Edmonton Opera as Fünfte Magd (ELEKTRA).

A native of Toronto, Tanya resides in New York with her husband bass Edward Hanlon.  She studies with Braeden Harris and is represented by Wade Artist Management.

(August 2016)

Repertoire

Operetta & Musical Theatre

Bernstein
Friml
Gershwin
Herbert
Herbert
Kern
Kern
Lehár
Loesser
Loewe
Loewe

Novello
Offenbach

Porter
Rodgers
Strauss, J.
Sullivan
Sullivan

Sullivan
Sullivan
Sullivan
Wilson
Candide
Katinka
Lady, Be Good!
Dream City and The Magic Knight
Orange Blossoms
Have a Heart
Oh, Lady! Lady!!
The Merry Widow
The Most Happy Fella
Brigadoon
My Fair Lady
The Dancing Years
La vie parisienne
Kiss Me, Kate
The King and I
Die Fledermaus
Gondoliers
H.M.S. Pinafore
Patience
Sorcerer
Trial by Jury
The Music Man
Paquette
Katinka
1st Girl
Maude Peck
Kitty
Dolly Brabazon
Miss Sal Munn
Valencienne (en)
Rosabella
Fiona/Jane
Eliza Doolittle
Emmy/Madame Pelotti
Baroness/Gabrielle (en)
Lilli Vanessi
Tuptim/Anna
Ida/Adele/Rosalinda (en)
Gianetta
Hebe/Josephine
Lady Ella
Aline
Angelina
Marian

Opera

Bizet
Britten
Davies
Debussy
Handel
Lully
Massenet
Menotti
Menotti
Mozart
Mozart
Mozart
Mozart
Mozart
Pasatieri
Pergolesi
Puccini
Purcell
Ravel
Rossini
Strauss, R.
Carmen
Albert Herring
The Billy Goats Gruff
The Fall of the House of Usher
Alcina
Thésée
Werther
The Medium
The Telephone
Così fan tutte
Die Zauberflöte
Don Giovanni
La clemenza di Tito
Le nozze di Figaro
The Goose Girl
La serva padrona
Madama Butterfly
Dido and Aeneas
L’enfant et les sortilèges
La Cenerentola
Elektra
Frasquita (fr, en)
Harry/Cis/Emmie
Lucy
Lady Madeline (fr, en)
Alcina
Vénus
Sophie
Mrs. Gobineau
Lucy
Despina (it, en)
Erste Dame/Zweite Dame/Papagena (de, en)
Zerlina
Servillia
Bridesmaid/Susanna (it, de)
Princess
Serpina (it, en)
Kate Pinkerton
Belinda/2nd Woman/1st & 2nd Witch/Spirit
Princesse
Clorinda
Fünfte Magd

Concert & Oratorio

Bach
Bach
Bach
Bach
Fauré
Handel
Handel
Haydn
Jacquet de la Guerre
Mozart
Orff
Vaughan Williams
Vivaldi
Cantata No. 99
Cantata No. 140
Coffee Cantata (en, de)
Mass in b minor
Requiem
Chandos Anthem No. 9
Messiah
Kleine Orgelmesse
Le sommeil d’Ulisse
Vesperae solennes de Confessore
Carmina Burana
Dona Nobis Pacem
Gloria

 

Schedule

Schedule

st-patricks-logoGuest Soprano & Cantor
New York, New York
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
September 11

Orchestra Amadeus LogoChorus in Verdi Requiem
Saint Peter’s Church, New York
Orchestra Amadeus
September 26

St. Brendan LogoGuest Soprano & Cantor
Brooklyn, New York
St. Brendan Catholic Church
October 2

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Masterclass with Braeden & Brenda Harris
New York, New York
NOLA Rehearsal Studios
October 8 & 9

Barrow Group LogoShakespeare Workshop
West 36th Street, New York
The Barrow Group
October 10 – November 28

k8agzrqe4p9cmkk26f7mEdmonton Opera Valentine’s Gala
Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton
Edmonton Opera
February 14

k8agzrqe4p9cmkk26f7mEdmonton Opera Brunch
Royal Glenora Club, Edmonton
Edmonton Opera
February 26

k8agzrqe4p9cmkk26f7mFünfte Magd in Elektra
Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton
Edmonton Opera
March 11, 14 & 16

Susanna in Die Hochzeit des Figaro
Theater Baumgarten, Vienna
Sound of Austria
March 25 to December 30

Strecker LogoHeinrich Strecker Crossover Competition
Stadttheater Baden, Baden bei Wien
Heinrich Strecker Musikverlag
September 16-19

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Pope Special with Choir of St. Jean Baptiste
CBS Studios, New York
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
September 24

k8agzrqe4p9cmkk26f7mEdmonton Opera Brunch
Royal Glenora Club, Edmonton
Edmonton Opera
October 4

k8agzrqe4p9cmkk26f7mValencienne in The Merry Widow
Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton
Edmonton Opera
October 24, 27 & 29

St. Brendan LogoChristmas Guest Soprano & Cantor
Brooklyn, New York
St. Brendan Catholic Church
December 24 & 25

OCB LogoKate Pinkerton (cover) in Madama Butterfly
600 W 218th Street, New York
Opera Company of Brooklyn
January 30

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Chorus in Verdi Requiem
St. Catherine of Sienna, Long Island
Mineola Choral Society
January 31

TBC_logo_circle_color“Concert as Theatre” Residency
The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta
The Banff Centre
February 8-26

TBC_logo_circle_colorMusical Encounter Series
Rolston Recital Hall, Banff, Alberta
The Banff Centre
February 12

Bow Valley Musical Matinee
artsPlace, Canmore, Alberta
artsPlace
February 14

TBC_logo_circle_colorLieschen in BYOCoffee Cantata (excerpt)
Studio 151, Music & Sound Building
The Banff Centre
February 24

St Joseph LogoGuest Soprano with Choir of St. Joseph
Greenwich Village, New York
Church of St. Joseph in Greenwich Village
March 6, April 10 & 17

St. Brendan LogoEaster Guest Soprano & Cantor
Brooklyn, New York
St. Brendan Catholic Church
March 24-27

CH_logo_red-2Soprano Soloist in Mozart Solemn Vespers
Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, New York
Carnegie Hall
April 4

Troupers LogoAline in The Sorcerer
Norwalk Concert Hall, Connecticut
Troupers Light Opera Company
April 16 & 23

St. Brendan LogoGuest Soprano & Cantor
Brooklyn, New York
St. Brendan Catholic Church
May 7

Mineola LogoSoprano Soloist in Carmina Burana
Mineola High School, Long Island
Mineola Choral Society
May 14

OLO Logo SquareSeason Preview Concert
Kiwanis Club, Wooster, OH
The Ohio Light Opera
June 14

OLO Logo SquareLilli/Kate in Kiss Me, Kate
Freedlander Theater, Wooster, OH
The Ohio Light Opera
June 18 – August 12

Wooster UM LogoExcerpts from Walker’s “The Promised Land”
Wooster, OH
Wooster United Methodist Church
June 26

OLO Logo SquareEnsemble in The Mikado
Freedlander Theater, Wooster, OH
The Ohio Light Opera
June 30 – August 13

OLO Logo Square4th of July Pops Concert
Main Street Square, Wooster, OH
The Ohio Light Opera
July 4

OLO Logo SquareDolly in Have a Heart
Freedlander Theater, Wooster, OH
The Ohio Light Opera
July 7 – August 12

OLO Logo SquareGabrielle in La vie parisienne
Freedlander Theater, Wooster, OH
The Ohio Light Opera
July 13 – August 10

OLO Logo SquareEmmy/Madame Pelotti in The Dancing Years
Freedlander Theater, Wooster, OH
The Ohio Light Opera
July 19 – August 11

OLO Logo SquareEnsemble in The Little Dutch Girl
Freedlander Theater, Wooster, OH
The Ohio Light Opera
July 27 – August 11

OLO Logo SquareYoung Artist in Festival Symposium
The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH
The Ohio Light Opera
August 2-5

10561754_1521801664702953_6633197291739991198_nMrs. Gobineau in The Medium
West End Lounge & Cabaret, New York
Taksu Theatre Company
October 10-13

Hank Lane LogoSoprano Soloist
Various Locations, New York
Hank Lane Music
September-December

61 Local LogoGuest Artist in REINCARNATION
61 Local, Brooklyn
Big Words, Etc.
December 9

St Vincent LogoChristmas Guest Soprano & Soloist
New York, NY
The Church of St. Vincent Ferrer
December 24 & 25

k8agzrqe4p9cmkk26f7mEdmonton Opera Brunch
Royal Glenora Club, Edmonton
Edmonton Opera
January 18

k8agzrqe4p9cmkk26f7mZweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte
Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton
Edmonton Opera
January 31, February 3 & 5

NUOVA Logo“By Request” Cabaret
Oliveto Trattoria, Edmonton
Opera NUOVA
February 1

NYLOT LogoErste Dame in Die Zauberflöte (einspringen)
DiMenna Center for Classical Music
New York Lyric Opera Theatre
February 21

Susanna in Die Hochzeit des Figaro
Theater Baumgarten, Vienna
Sound of Austria
March 25 to December 30

Wiener Staatsoper LogoDavid Aronson & Sylvia Greenberg Masterclass
Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna
Wiener Staatsoper
July 2

Opera on Tap Berlin LogoSummer Concert “Um die Welt”
Prachtwerk, Berlin
Opera on Tap Berlin
August 18

485347_10150696307574161_420644483_aChorus in Stars of Lyric Opera
Millennium Park, Chicago
Lyric Opera of Chicago
September 10

485347_10150696307574161_420644483_a Chorus in Otello
Civic Opera House, Chicago
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Oct 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29, Nov 2

Unity LogoAngelina (cover) in Trial by Jury
Unity Temple, Oak Park, IL
Unity Temple/Jen Marling Productions
October 12 & 13

485347_10150696307574161_420644483_aChorus in Parsifal
Civic Opera House, Chicago
Lyric Opera of Chicago
November 9, 13, 17, 22, 25, 29

NW Orch LogoWagner & Verdi Birthday Gala
J Building Theatre, Palatine, IL
Northwest Festival Orchestra
November 24

Presbyterian_Church_USASoloist in Bach Cantata 140
Evanston, IL
Northminster Presbyterian Church
December 15

NW Orch LogoA Holiday Spectacular!
Harper College Theatre, Palatine, IL
Northwest Festival Orchestra
December 18

Holiday Harmony logoSoprano Caroler
Various Locations, Chicago
Holiday Harmony Carolers
Month of December

UM-LOGO4 Christmas Eve Service Guest Soloist
Lake Bluff, IL
Grace United Methodist Church
December 24

k8agzrqe4p9cmkk26f7mEdmonton Opera Brunch
Petroleum Club, Edmonton
Edmonton Opera
January 19

k8agzrqe4p9cmkk26f7mIda in Die Fledermaus
Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton
Edmonton Opera
February 1, 4, 6

nuova-logoSerpina in La serva padrona
Sabor Divino, Edmonton
Opera NUOVA
February 9

Presbyterian_Church_USASoprano Soloist/Section Leader
Evanston, IL
Northminster Presbyterian Church
Every Sunday, September to May

Opera Uncorked LogoValentines, Wine & Opera
Bin 36, Chicago
Opera Uncorked
February 14

Opera Uncorked LogoAn Evening of Wine & Opera
Bin 36, Chicago
Opera Uncorked
February 23

485347_10150696307574161_420644483_aChorus in La Clemenza di Tito
Civic Opera House, Chicago
Lyric Opera of Chicago
March 5, 8, 11, 14, 17, 20, 23

Techny logoSoprano Soloist in L’dor Vador
Techny Towers, Techny, IL
Techny Festival of Music
March 9

imagesHebe/Josephine (cover) in H.M.S. Pinafore
Mandel Hall, Chicago, IL
Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company
March 14, 15, 16

mclologo Lucy in The Billy Goats Gruff
Metropolitan Detroit Area
The Motor City Lyric Opera
May 5 – 16

OLO Logo SquareEliza in My Fair Lady
Freedlander Theater, Wooster, OH
The Ohio Light Opera
June 14 – August 8

OLO Logo SquareRosalinda in Die Fledermaus
Freedlander Theater, Wooster, OH
The Ohio Light Opera
June 26 – August 7

Trinity Logo Soprano Soloist in L’dor Vador
Wooster, OH
Trinity United Church of Christ
June 29

OLO Logo SquareChorus in Pirates of Penzance
Freedlander Theater, Wooster, OH
The Ohio Light Opera
July 1 – August 7

OLO Logo Square4th of July Pops Concert
Main Street Square, Wooster, OH
The Ohio Light Opera
July 4

OLO Logo SquareMiss Sal Munn in Oh, Lady! Lady!!
Freedlander Theater, Wooster, OH
The Ohio Light Opera
July 9 – August 9

OLO Logo SquareMaude/Chorus in Dream City & The Magic Knight
Freedlander Theater, Wooster, OH
The Ohio Light Opera
July 15 – August 8

Wooster UM LogoSoprano Soloist in L’dor Vador
Wooster, OH
Wooster United Methodist Church
July 20

OLO Logo SquareChorus in The Little King
Freedlander Theater, Wooster, OH
The Ohio Light Opera
July 23 – August 6

Westminster LogoSoprano Soloist in L’dor Vador
Wooster, OH
Westminster Presbyterian Church
July 27

485347_10150696307574161_420644483_aChorus in Stars of Lyric Opera
Millenium Park, Chicago
Lyric Opera of Chicago
September 8

CSO LogoChorus in Carmina Burana
Millennium Park, Chicago
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
September 21

CSO LogoChorus in Carmina Burana
Carnegie Hall, New York
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
October 3

485347_10150696307574161_420644483_aChorus in Simon Boccanegra
Civic Opera House, Chicago
Lyric Opera of Chicago
October 15-31, November 3-9

CSO LogoChorus in Beethoven Missa Solemnis
Orchestra Hall, Chicago
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
October 25-27

CSO LogoChorus in Mahler Symphony No. 3
Orchestra Hall, Chicago
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
November 1-3

Northeastern_Illinois_University_232375Soloist in Vivaldi Gloria
Fine Art Center
Northeastern Illinois University
November 27

CSO LogoChorus in Welcome Yule
Orchestra Hall, Chicago
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
December 14-16 & 21-13

Holiday Harmony logoSoprano Caroler
Various Locations, Chicago
Holiday Harmony Carolers
Month of December

UM-LOGO4Christmas Eve Service Guest Soloist
Lake Bluff, IL
Grace United Methodist Church
December 24

485347_10150696307574161_420644483_aChorus in La bohème
Civic Opera House, Chicago
Lyric Opera of Chicago
January 21-17, February 2-7, March 9-28

Presbyterian_Church_USASoprano Soloist & Section Leader
Evanston, IL
Northminster Presbyterian Church
Every Sunday, September to May

485347_10150696307574161_420644483_aChorus in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Civic Opera House, Chicago
Lyric Opera of Chicago
February 8-27, March 3

Salt Creek LogoSoloist in Bach Coffee Cantata & Fauré Requiem
First United Methodist Church, La Grange, IL
Salt Creek Chamber Orchestra
February 24

CSO LogoPrincipal Artist in Very Special Promenades
Orchestra Hall, Chicago
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
March 15 & 16

CSO LogoSoprano I Cover & Chorus in Bach Mass in b minor
Orchestra Hall, Chicago
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
April 11-13 & 16

mclologo Lucy in The Billy Goats Gruff
Metropolitan Detroit Area
The Motor City Lyric Opera
May 6-17

OLO Logo SquareAnna in The King and I
Freedlander Theater, Wooster, OH
The Ohio Light Opera
June 15 – August 8

OLO Logo SquareChorus in Silk Stockings
Freedlander Theater, Wooster, OH
The Ohio Light Opera
June 20 – August 9

OLO Logo SquareChorus in H.M.S. Pinafore
Freedlander Theater, Wooster, OH
The Ohio Light Opera
June 27 – August 10

OLO Logo Square4th of July Pops Concert
Main Street Square, Wooster, OH
The Ohio Light Opera
July 4

OLO Logo SquareChorus in Lady, Be Good!
Freedlander Theater, Wooster, OH
The Ohio Light Opera
July 10 – August 9

OLO Logo SquareGianetta in The Gondoliers
Freedlander Theater, Wooster, OH
The Ohio Light Opera
July 16 – August 10

OLO Logo SquareChorus in The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein
Freedlander Theater, Wooster, OH
The Ohio Light Opera
July 24 – August 8

 

 

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