About Tessa

Lyric soprano Tessa Laengert is an emerging young artist based in Toronto. Tessa is quickly establishing herself in both operatic and concert performances. She made her principal role debut with the Summer Opera Lyric Theatre in 2013 in the title role of Mimi in La Bohème, as well as her role debut with Opera in Concert in Impresario (2013). Previously she performed with Against the Grain Theatre in their production of Handel’s Messiah in Toronto and this season with Opera Atelier and Opera in Concert. Recently she made her debut with the Oakville Chamber Orchestra, the Oakville Symphony and with Masterworks of Oakville where she performed Poulenc’s Gloria and Mozart’s Requiem with Brott Music Festival. Last season Tessa performed the title role of Gretel in Hansel & Gretel with Shoestring Opera.

Tessa has performed with the Black Creek Music Festival, Georgian Bay Symphony, Orpheus Choir of Toronto, Canadian Opera Company, Schola Cantorum, Opera In Concert, Against the Grain Theatre, Opera Atelier, Tapestry Opera and Brott Music Festival.

Tessa graduated from the University of Toronto in voice performance after being awarded the prestigious Robert William Bygrave full tuition scholarship. She has trained and performed in various opera programs such as Songfest Vocal Institute, Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, the Royal Conservatory of Music Opera Program, Operatic Arts Academy, Italy and most recently with the Summer Opera Lyric Theatre and the prestigious St. Andrew’s Opera Workshop.

Tessa is a music teacher at The Clover School in Toronto. She worked at Branksome Hall in their after-school music program for ten years. Tessa worked with the Canadian Children’s Opera Company as a conductor of the Butterfly and Ruby Choruses and as vocal coach to the principal chorus for three seasons.

Tessa studied under the tutelage of soprano Lorna MacDonald, mezzo-soprano Jean MacPhail, mezzo-soprano Laura Tucker and vocal coach Rachel Andrist.