Tiffany Abban is a young soprano noted for her beauty of tone and communicative powers. She began her training at the Interlochen Arts Academy and continued at the Juilliard School before concluding at the Curtis Institute of Music. She was one of the youngest singers ever to be accepted into the prestigious Adler Fellowship program of the San Francisco Opera. While there, she sang the role of Mimì around the country as part of the final Western Opera Theater tour.
Recent performances for Ms. Abban include the title role in Tosca at both Palm Beach Opera and Savonlinna Opera Festival; Margherita and Elena in Boito's Mefistofele for Erfurt, Germany; and the title role in Aida for Den Norske Opera & Ballet, which received glowing reviews. Upcoming engagements include covering Tosca at Los Angeles Opera, and performing the role of Basiliola in La Nave with Teatro Grattacielo at Lincoln Center.
Ms. Abban made her Carnegie Hall debut when she was presented in concert at Weill Recital Hall in New York City, and she made her Italian debut singing the title role in Madama Butterfly at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna. She was then engaged by Teatro Grattacielo for their production of Wolf-Ferrari's I Gioelli della Madonna. Among other roles, Ms. Abban has also sung Micaëla in Carmen, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, Antonia in Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Sister Rose in the Canadian premiere of Dead Man Walking, as well as the soprano soloist in Verdi's Requiem.
Ms. Abban has also won the following awards and competitions: first place in the Licia Albanese-Puccini Competition; first place the George London-Leonie Rysanek Award; and first place in the Mario Lanza Competition (Junior Division).
Originally from the Midwest, Ms. Abban currently makes her home in New York City.