Noted for her “particularly soulful” interpretations (L.A. Times) and a "captivating combination of skilled singing and magnetic acting" (Pioneer Press), soprano Tess Altiveros is equally at home in a wide range of repertoire from the 17th century to the 21st. Her current season includes a role reprisal of Female Soldier in The Falling and the Rising with both Intermountain Opera and Arizona Opera, Giannetta in L’elisir d’amore (Seattle Opera), Nana in the world premiere of A Thousand Splendid Suns (Seattle Opera), the world premiere of A Stranger at the Door (Seattle Opera Creation Lab), and appearances with Pacific MusicWorks, Seattle ProMusica, and Boise Philharmonic. The April 2 and 3 performance of the St. Matthew Passion mark her debut with Music of the Baroque.
Other recent engagements include Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro (Intermountain Opera), Angela in In Real Life (Opera Memphis), the world premiere of Romeo (Orpheus Project), and a recital of new compositions with The Aria Institute in Paris. Other credits include Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro (Kentucky Opera) and Female Soldier in The Falling and the Rising (Seattle Opera E in Seattle Opera’s O + E, L'enfant in L'enfant et les sortilèges (Pacific Symphony), Clorinda in Seattle Opera's acclaimed production of The Combat, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte (Skylark Opera Theatre), Hannah in The Merry Widow (Inland Northwest Opera), Pamina in Die Zauberflöte (Pacific Symphony), Maria in_ West Side Story _(Central City Opera/Boulder Philharmonic), Musetta in La bohème with Andrew Litton (Colorado Symphony), Miss Jessel in Turn of the Screw (Eugene Opera), and Elle in _La voix humaine _(Vespertine Opera).
On the concert stage, Tess Altiveros has appeared in the American Prize-winning world premiere of John Muehleisen’s Borders at Carnegie Hall and the critically acclaimed West Coast tour of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo with Grammy-winning conductor Stephen Stubbs. She has also been featured with the Colorado Symphony, Pacific Symphony, the Boulder Philharmonic, Portland Baroque, Early Music Vancouver, Shreveport Symphony, San Francisco Early Music Society, and the Vancouver Bach Festival.
A native Seattleite, Tess Altiveros has been a regular anthem singer for the Seattle Mariners for over a decade and is proud to sing regularly for all her hometown teams, including OL Reign, Seattle Kraken, and the Seattle Sounders.