Jami Tyzik, Ursule



Jami Tyzik, mezzo-soprano, made her solo debut with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of seventeen after winning the Jan DeGaetani Competition and scholarship. In the years since, her concert repertoire has expanded as she has been heard as a soloist in the Mozart Requiem, Beethoven Nine, Messiah, Bach magnificat, Le Roi David as well as many chamber music concerts. Jami has appeared as a guest soloist with the Rochester, Buffalo, Clayton and Erie Philharmonics, as well as the Charleston, Minnesota and Milwaukee Symphonies. Jami has performed with the Rochester Oratorio Society and the Rochester Chamber Society where she recently sang with the Ying Quartet performing Resphighi’s Il Tramonto. Jami has performed with conductors Julius Rudel, Christopher Seaman, Scott Terrell, Peter Bay, Robert Bernhardt, Roger Wilhelm, Jerry Floriano, John Greer, Willaim Lumpkin, Paul Odette, Xia-Lu Lee, David Zinman, and Jeff Tyzik.

Jami is equally versed in her operatic works for the stage. 2007 marked her debut in the title role of Carmen with Aspen Opera Theatre conducted by Julius Rudel and directed by Ed Berkeley. In 2008, Jami will be heard in ten performances as Mercedes in Carmen with the Ashlawn Opera Festival in Charlottesville,Virginia. She made her Italian debut as Cherubino with the Amalfi Coast Opera in 2004. While pursuing her Masters Degree at Boston University, Jami performed regularly with the Boston University Opera Institute. Her roles included Anna in A Month in the Country, Bianca in the Rape of Lucretia, La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi, and Jessie in Mahagonny. Jami also performed with the Boston new music group Alea III as a soloist.

Her repertoire includes many pieces from the baroque period as well. She made her debut in 1999 with the Boston Early Music Festival as a grace in Ercole Amante. She reprised the role at the Utrecht Early Music Festival under the direction of Paul Odette and Stephen Stubbs. While pursuing her Bacherlor of Music degree at the Eastman School of Music Jami performed regularly with the Eastman Collegium as Medee in Lully’s Thesee and Aristeo in Rossi’s Orfeo. With the Eastman Opera Jami performed Florence Pike in Albert Herring, Queen in The Moon Singer, Monitor in Suor Angelica, and Sally in A Hand of Bridge.

Jami has performed and studied at the Aspen Music Festival, the Chautauqua Institute and was a young student at the Tanglewood Institute. Jami has performed in Germany, Austria, Italy, Australia, The Netherlands, and throughout the United States. Jami continues to expand her opera roles, oratorio, orchestral, and recital repertoire. Recent concerts have included Beethoven Nine with the Rochester Philharmonic, and the Mozart Requiem with Eastern Connecticut Symphony and the Bangor Symphony. Jami is a vocal student of Fred Carama and lives in Brooklyn.