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Tessa Lang

Soprano

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Tessa Lang began her musical studies at age 6 under the tutelage of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Reading, Pennsylvania. At the age of 11, she conducted the choir of St. Peter's Church, also in Reading, playing the piano, organ and guitar. Tessa continued her studies at Ithaca College in New York and at Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania, where she composed the musical score for "Frühlingserwachen" an award winning play by Frank Wedekind. She graduated Cum Laude in Business Administration and Music.

Miss Lang was awarded a major piano scholarship in the distinguished Chautauqua Festival of the Arts, in New York. Upon graduation, she auditioned and was awarded full scholarship to study abroad at the Richard Strauss Conservatory in Germany. In August of 2008 the Richard Strauss Conservatory fused with The University of Music and Performing Arts, Munich. (http://www.musikhochschule-muenchen.de)

Tessa completed a two year advanced study program in opera and voice under Kammersänger Friedrich Lenz from The Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Germany. In Munich, she was selected as the first American to receive the prestigious Walter Kaminsky Stipend that enabled her to be an active vocal participant in Master Classes for the German Art Song by Erich Werba, Vienna Hochschule für Musik and Paul von Schilawsky, Mozarteum Salzburg. Miss Lang has performed extensively in opera, oratorio, solo concert and musical theater in Europe and the United States, and worked with Maestro Rolf Reuter, the Chief Conductor for the Komische Opera in Berlin and at the Gärtnerplatz Theatre in Munich, Germany.

Her stage roles include "Cherubino" in Le Nozze di Figaro, "Dorabella" in Cosi fan tutti, "Carmen" in Carmen and "Hänsel" in Hänsel and Gretel, "Komponist" in Ariadne auf Naxos as well as "Orlovsky" in the Fledermaus. On the Oratorio stage, she has been the mezzo soloist in Händel's Messiah, Mendelsohn's Elijah and the Christmas oratorio by C. Saint Saens. Her solo recitals include Schloss Hasselburg, Schleswig Holstein Festival, Germany, Elizabethtown College, Elizbethtown, PA and "Citicorp/St.Peter", Cami Hall in New York City.

Miss Lang continues an extensive concert schedule in Europe and the USA. She is an exemplary actress as well as an accomplished singer. In shows like Pajama Game, Hello Dolly, Anything Goes, Some Like it Hot, Sound of Music, and in her European tour of Favorite Love Songs, she has displayed her artisic versatility. In addition to her performance schedule, Miss Lang taught at the Emile Jaques Dalcroze School of Music, Fordham University and The American Musical and Dramatic Academy www.amda.edu New York City. She is presently on the voice faculty at NYU – Tisch School Of The Arts/Cap21 (www.cap21.org) in New York City. Miss Lang speaks and writes in multiple languages.  Together Johannes and Tessa recorded a CD of 17 lullabies in 8 different languages. They premiered Dreamgates World Lullabies on May 12, 2008 under the title "Once Upon a Time, There was a Lullaby" in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall to a sold-out audience.

The role of Desdemona in Otello by Verdi marked Tessa Lang's debut with Center Stage Opera. Her latest role is Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana.

Tessa expresses her gratitude to Pamela Kucenic and Salvatore Motisi.

For more information visit her website at www.tessalang.com

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