Increasingly in demand for the iconic role of Carmen, Tamara Gura has been hailed in this role as a “true stage animal” by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and has been praised for her “sublime mezzo tones” Opernwelt and her “youthful portrayal with great vocal maturity." Frankfurt Neue Presse).

Performances to date include recent successes at the Aalto-Theater Essen, Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Staatstheater Darmstadt, and in 2019 she will sing the role in the US for the first time.

“Tamara Gura in the role of Carmen is a real stage animal.”
— Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
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“Tamara Gura as Carmen fulfills every fantasy imaginable-from freedom- loving woman for the female audience, to a more erotic embodiment for the male audience. The US born mezzo-soprano delivers this youthful portrayal with great vocal maturity.”
— Frankfurt Neue Presse
“Tamara Gura is a vocally confident Carmen, with sublime mezzo tones... She masterfully accompanies herself in her dance and castanet scene in the second act with the improvised fragments of a broken plate.”
— Opernwelt
“Tamara Gura offers a very youthful and physically ideal embodiment of the main role . The uninhibited gesture and emotional assaults directed towards herself and others were very convincing. Vocally, she offers a beautiful middle register and effortless high notes.”
— Frankfurt Rundschau
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“Tamara Gura’s dark toned mezzo gleams. She avoids the eye rolling and hip swinging clichés one associates with Carmen , making her presence and performance all the more authentic.”
— Echo