Former Adler Fellow Tamara Wapinsky made her War Memorial Opera House debut as Freia (Das Rheingold) in 2008 and returned as Musetta (La Bohème), a Lover (Il Tabarro), the First Alms Sister (Suor Angelica),and Helmwige (Die Walküre). The Pennsylvania native made her San Francisco Opera debut as The Water in The Little Prince in May 2008 and created the role of Tallulah Carter in Thomas Pasatieri’s The Hotel Casablanca with the 2007 Merola Opera Program. Other roles in her repertoire include Giorgetta (Il Tabarro), Beatrice Carbone (A View from the Bridge), Ellen Orford (Peter Grimes), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), and Folia in Noam Sivan’s The Fruits of Folia. The soprano was heard in concert as a soloist with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, Bay Shore Lyric Opera, Annapolis Opera, and the Tri-Cities Symphony Orchestra. Wapinsky is a past winner of the Giulio Gari Competition, the Licia Albanese/Puccini Competition, and the Opera Index Competition. Recent engagements include Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) with Opera Omaha.