Singer (mezzo soprano)

Tessa Deterding

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About Tessa

Singer (mezzo soprano)
Bristol
Tessa is a classically-trained mezzo-soprano/alto based in Bristol, studying German and Italian at Bristol University.

Tessa Deterding is a fourth year German and Italian student at the University of Bristol, where she studied voice under Angela Hickey. She studied her music A-level alongside vocal performance at Trinity Laban for 2 years, then studied voice under Alessio Quaresimo Escobar. Since arriving at the university she has played multiple solo opera roles for the Bristol University Operatic Society, as well as other roles for local opera companies, including The Child in Ravel’s The Child and the Spells, Ruth in G&S’s Pirates of Penzance, Queen of the Fairies in Iolanthe, and Beggar Women in Sweeney Todd. She has sung the alto solos for Handel’s Dixit Domimus, Charpentier’s Te Deum and Schubert’s Mass in F. Tessa held her directional debut with Handel’s Acis and Galatea and took part in ISA16, an intensive vocal course in Vienna with focus on operatic performance, where she studied under Rainer Trost and Helmut Deutsch.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Early music, Opera, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Renaissance
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Instruments:
Singer (mezzo soprano), Singer (alto), Singer (contralto)
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Reviews

From customers:

Epigram, 3 years ago

Tessa Deterding’s beggar woman (which I think is an underrated character at the best of times) sings absolutely stunningly and I was close to tears for her sake in the final scene.

From other musicians:

Perdita Andrew
3rd July 2016
Perdita Andrew

As a co-producer for Sweeney Todd in which we cast Tessa as the Beggar Woman, I can testify to her high level of professionalism and musical talent that impressed everyone involved. I have also seen her perform with the Berwick Consort; another memorable concert.