Affiliate Professor of Music
Tess Altiveros-Ritter (soprano) has been featured as a soloist both locally and internationally, including tours to Europe and Southeast Asia as well as frequent appearances with the Seattle Mariners. Acclaimed for her operatic roles, she most recently sang Frasquita in Vashon Opera's Carmen, Mimí in Bellevue Opera's La Bohème. Other credits include the title role in Luisa Miller (Puget Sound Opera), Galatea inMy Fair Galatea (Tacoma Opera), Laurette in Dr. Miracle (Tacoma Opera), and Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro (Tacoma Opera) and Tatyana in Eugene Onegin, of which critic Melinda Bargreen wrote "Tess in particular is just a star. The voice is beautifully produced…and she is such an appealing actress." Concert works include Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Requiem (Tacoma Symphony Chorus, Cascadian Chorale, Anna's Bay Chorale), Mozart's Exultate, Jubilate motets (Anna's Bay Chorale), the Haydn Paukenmesse and the Boulanger Soir sur la Pleine (Cascadian Chorale), among many others. Tess has had the privilege of premiering new works as Eric Barnum's The Frozen Grail, a song cycle written written for her, and Robert Kyr's Sanctus. Upcoming engagements include Handel'sMessiah with the Anna's Bay Chorale, Ilia in Puget Sound Concert Opera's Idomeneo, and Musetta in Tacoma Opera's production of La Bohème. Ms. Altiveros-Ritter holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice, a Bachelor of Arts in French Studies, and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Washington. She studies with acclaimed soprano, Jane Eaglen.