Mezzo-soprano Tamara Gura hails from the USA. After making her debut under Nello Santi at the Zurich Opera House, her career has taken her to many of the great theatres of Europe, including the English National Opera in London, Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, the Hamburg State Opera, and the Semperoper in Dresden. She was an ensemble member at the Baden State Theatre Karlsruhe from 2007 to 2001, appearing in roles such as Idamante ("Idomeneo"), Cherubino ("Le Nozze di Figaro"), Dorabella ("Così fan tutte"), Zerlina ("Don Giovanni") as well as Orlofsky ("Die Fledermaus") and Rosina ("Der Barbier von Sevilla"). As guest performer at the Handel Festival in Karlsruhe, she appeared as Radamisto, Sesto ("Giulio Cesare") and Piacere ("Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno"). She subsequently sang Sesto under Alessandro De Marchiat at the Semperoper in Dresden, title roles in "Ariodante" and "Carmen" at the Aalto Theatre in Essen, as well as Angelina in "La Cenerentola" in Chemnitz and Orfeo in "Orfeo ed Euridice" in Antwerp. At the Landestheater in Salzburg she performed, amongst others, Maddalena in "Rigoletto", Donna Elvira in "Don Giovanni" and Nicklausse in "The Tales of Hoffmann". In 2015, Tamara Gura appeared on the Wiesbaden stage as an Orfeo jump-in in "Orfeo ed Euridice" under Konrad Junghänel and again graced the stage in 2017 as Carmen in the Staatstheater Darmstadt guest production. She now returns to Wiesbaden to make her debut as Adalgisa in "Norma".