"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”, mezzo-soprano Tahanee Aluwihare is regularly sought out for her unique vocal timbre and vibrant stage presence. A native of Sri Lanka, she made her debut with the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka at the age of seventeen and since has performed in Asia, Europe, and North America.
For the 2020-2021 season, Ms. Aluwihare made her Tri-cities Opera debut in Kamala Sankaram’s live streamed virtual reality opera, Miranda, where she played the role of Mother. She also made her debut with Boston Camerata as Dido, in Dido and Aeneas, in a filmed version of the opera. Further debut performances include a recording project coupling Schumann’s Dichterliebe with new commissions, entitled Love in the time of… with Boston Opera Collaborative, and appearances in concert with MassOpera. She makes her debut with White Snake Projects in a new opera commission titled Samir’s Feast, and returns to Opera Idaho as a mainstage artist for their 2021-2022 season premier gala concert, Opera in the Park.
"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