A native of Jackson, Mississippi, soprano Tiffany Townsend recently received her Professional Studies Certificate in Opera from The Curtis Institute of Music. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Millsaps College studying under James C. Martin and Masters of Music from The Juilliard School studying under Marlena Malas.
At Millsaps, she was seen as Lucy Lockit in Benjamin Britten's The Beggar's Opera and performed Fiordiligi in Cosí fan tutte in scenes.
At Juilliard she has performed scenes from L'amico Fritz by Mascagni and Louise by Charpentier, and covered the role of Dorothée in Cendrillon by Massenet and Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro.
At the Chautauqua Institution Ms. Townsend performed First Lady in Die Zauberflöte and various scenes in their Opera Scenes concert in 2017.
At Curtis, she performed Female Chorus in Britten’s Rape of Lucretia, Tatyana in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Donna Anna in Mozart's Don Giovanni, Brenda in Rene Orth's Empty the House, and Samuel Barber's Hermit Songs with Mikael Eliasen.
Ms. Townsend has appeared in concert with The Mississippi Chorus, Millsaps College Singers, The New York Festival of Song, George Crumb's Winds of Destiny with The Juilliard Percussion Ensemble in Alice Tully Hall. She made her professional debut in September 2019 as Princess Ninetta with Opera Philadelphia.