Mezzo-soprano Jami Tyzik has been captivating audiences with exciting repertoire from the Baroque to Broadway. Whether she’s singing an oratorio, an aria, a chamber work, an art song or a Broadway gem, Ms. Tyzik brings her performances to life with energy, elegance and an engaging rapport with the audience. Ms. Tyzik made her solo debut with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of seventeen after winning the Jan DeGaetani Competition and soon appeared as a guest soloist with Doc Severinsen and the Minnesota Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony and the Buffalo Philharmonic.
“Her magnificent performance of He Was Despised came close to the illusion of stopping time” hailed the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. Jami’s intoxicating and versatile stage presence has lead her to performances in Germany, Austria, Italy, the Netherlands, Australia and throughout the United States. Ms. Tyzik has been heard as a soloist in the Mozart Requiem, Beethoven Nine, Messiah, Bach Magnificat, Le Roi David, as well as many chamber works including a performance of Respighi’s Il Tramonto with the Grammy Award winning Ying Quartet. Jami has been a recent soloist with the Charleston Symphony, Bangor Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, Rochester Oratorio Society, Clayton Chamber Orchestra, Eastern Connecticut Symphony, Chattanooga Symphony, Syracuse Symphony as well as the Rochester Philharmonic. Jami has performed with conductors Julius Rudel, Christopher Seaman, Scott Terrell, Peter Bay, Robert Bernhardt, Roger Wilhelm, Gerard Floriano, John Greer, William Lumpkin, Paul Odette, Xia-Lu Lee, David Zinman, Jeff Tyzik, Daniel Hege and Doc Severinsen. Upcoming performances include appearances with the Vancouver Symphony, Chattanooga Symphony and chamber recitals in Pennsylvania, Oregon and Arizona.
As a passionate performer who truly brings her characters to life, Jami continues to expand her operatic repertoire, adding new and exciting roles every year. In her recent debut in the title role of Carmen with Aspen Opera Theatre, Jami was praised by the Rocky Mountain News for “taking over the performance with her smiling sexiness.” She sang Mercedes in Carmen this season with New York Lyric Opera at Symphony Space and with Regina Opera at Brooklyn's Regina Hall. Jami was a young artist with Ashlawn Opera Theatre in 2008. She made her Italian debut as Cherubino with the Amalfi Coast Opera.. She was a soloist with the Boston Early Music Festival in Cavalli’s Ercole Amante and later reprised her role at the Utrecht Early Music Festival. Other roles have included Medee in Lully’s Thesee Aristeo in Rossi’s Orfeo. Florence Pike in Albert Herring, Queen in The Moon Singer, Monitor in Suor Angelica, Sally in A Hand of Bridge. Anna in A Month in the Country, Bianca in the Rape of Lucretia, La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi, and Jessie in Mahagonny. She earned her BM from the Eastman School of Music and her MM from Boston University.