"Tahanee Aluwihare’s singing was impeccable. The role sat beautifully within her tessitura...the reflection pool was in every way her playground as she splashed about with her feet, and sometimes hands, dancing her gypsy dances and chasing after Escamillo like a bull in a ring."
Chris Ruel, OperaWire
Hailed as “impeccable” and praised for her “dusky instrument”, Sri Lankan-American mezzo soprano Tahanee Aluwihare is regularly sought out for her unique vocal timbre and vibrant stage presence.
At the start of the 2022-2023 season, she made her debut with Opera San Jose as Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro.
She returns to Opera Idaho, Boston Camerata, and Cambridge Chamber Ensemble for the roles of Ježibaba in Rusalka, Dido in Dido and Aeneas, and Savitri in Savitri, respectively.
In the 2023-2024 season, she makes her debut with Teatro Grattacielo in New York City, as La Gran Vestale in La Vestale.
In previous seasons, Ms. Aluwihare has worked with Opera Memphis, Charlottesville Opera, Tri-Cities Opera, Opera Idaho, and City Lyric Opera, among others.
"We had the marvelous mezzo-soprano Tahanee Aluwihare whose dusky instrument and seductive presentation gave us a believable free-spirited Carmen."
Meche Kroop, Voce Di Meche