"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 and seductive presentation”, mezzo-soprano Tahanee Aluwihare is regularly in demand for her unique vocal timbre and vibrant stage presence. A native of Sri Lanka, Ms. Aluwihare made her debut with the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka at the age of seventeen and since has performed in Asia, Europe and America.
Ms. Aluwihare made her mainstage debut as Lola in Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana with Opera Classica Europa, performing the role across both Germany and France. Most recently with Opera Memphis, she performed the roles of La Badessa and La Suor Zelatrice in Suor Angelica and La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi. Additional highlights from her career thus far include the roles of Idamante in Mozart’s Idomeneo performed in the opera’s original setting of Crete, Beppe in Mascagni’s L’amico Fritz as an alumni artist with the Longy School of Music of Bard College, and the title role in Carmen with City Lyric Opera in New York City.
FEELING THE FANTASY
"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