"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.
In 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 Anjana. She also sang Dido in Dido and Aeneas with Boston Camerata, in a filmed version of the opera, and returned to Opera Idaho for their 2021-2022 season premier gala concert, Opera in the Park. In the same season, she made her debut with Cambridge Chamber Ensemble in the title role of Holst’s seldom performed opera, Savitri.
In the 2022-2023 season, she makes her debut with Opera San Jose and returns to Opera Idaho and Boston Camerata.
In previous seasons, Ms. Aluwihare has worked with Opera Memphis, Charlottesville 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