Born to a Palestinian father and Japanese mother, soprano Mariam Tamari has been making international headlines. Representing Palestine as soloist for the historical debut of the Palestine National Orchestra in 2010, she has received critical acclaim for her performances with orchestras, opera houses and in concerts in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, U.S., and South America, and has performed for the Emperor and Empress of Japan and two Prime Ministers of Japan, as well as the King and Queen of Jordan. In October 2013, she was invited as the special guest of honor at the 25th Anniversary Gala of the Cairo Opera House in October. She is now based in Paris.
A graduate of Bryn Mawr College, Tamari majored in music and philosophy. She made her lead opera debut in as Adina in L’Eliser d’ Amore at the Nissay Theater in Tokyo. Tamari has also performed as Kate in Madame Butterfly, Jeanne, in Jeanne d’ Arc au Bucher, Ivy Smith in On the Town, and as Maria in West Side Story.
She currently performs as a soloist and recitalist in Japan, the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East. Respected around the world, she has not only performed for the Emperor and Empress of Japan, but also the King and Queen of Jordan. She has been described as having “special flair for French melodies” and hailed for her “lucid musicality” and “virtuosity.”
Tamari wowed the crowds when she was a guest artist with the 2011 Palestine National Orchestra in historic performances in Ramallah, Jerusalem and Haifa.
To listen to her beautiful rendition of Mozart’s “Alleluia,” Exsultate Jubilate, Mozart K.165 with the Palestinian National Orchestra, please click:
The soprano resides in Paris, France.