Tara Rose Davison, soprano and classical guitarist, began her training as an opera singer. She garnered much success in her operatic endeavors, performing throughout the United States and Internationally in roles such as Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte, Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare, Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, Sister Rose in Dead Man Walking and Giannetta in L’Elisir d’Amore. By the age of 21, she was the youngest finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Western Region Auditions.
In the same year, Tara was introduced to the under-recognized genre of art songs with classical guitar accompaniment. From that moment on she was hooked. In September of 2006, during her first year of graduate school, Tara began her classical guitar studies with Masakazu Ito of the Lamont School of Music. Ever since her first lesson she has been passionate about classical guitar and has shifted her focus from opera by devoting herself to the study of music for classical guitar and soprano. Less than three years after taking her first classical guitar lesson, Tara gave her debut recital of art songs for soprano and classical guitar, performing both a singer and classical guitarist. She has since made an annotated bibliography of all works for voice and guitar and in 2010 released her first album, Love Songs & Lullabies from Spain and South America for Soprano & Classical guitar.
Tara has received scholarships from the Metropolitan Opera National Council, Society of Singers, Phi-Beta, Palisades Symphony and Westside Junior Philharmonic. She has performed in master classes with William Vendice, John Hall and Blanche Thebom. She received a Bachelors of Music from California State University at Northridge in 2006 and a Masters of Music from University of Colorado at Boulder in 2009. While studying at University of Colorado, Tara was the sole recipient of the Berton Coffin scholarship, the highest honor for any music major.
Tara Rose currently performs recitals of music for classical guitar and voice around Southen California and studies classical guitar with Matt Greif and Scott Morris at Cal-State University Dominguez Hills. She just released her second album L’Arte dell’Amore, a collection of rare 19th Century Italian songs.