Born in Florence, Italy, and described by Third Coast Percussion as "sharing passion for meaningful cross-disciplinary collaboration", Camilla Tassi is a designer and musician interested in the production of early and contemporary music performances.
Her work as a projection designer includes Apollo's Fire's opera tour of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo, including performances at Zellerbach Hall (Berkeley, CA) and Hill Auditorium (Ann Arbor, MI). She has designed video projections for staged works such as Pollock's Stinney: An American Execution (PROTOTYPE Festival, NYC), Mozart's Magic Flute (Berlin Opera Academy), Scarlatti's Il Primo Omicidio (Yale Voxtet, CT), Glass' The Fall of the House Usher for Arthur Yorinks (MASS MoCA, MA), Carissimi's Jepthe (Hopkins Center for the Arts, NH), Tesori's Fun Home (Yale School of Drama), as well as for recitals, chamber music, and theater.
Passionate about the production process, she has produced and directed musical works, and her most recent, grant-funded, projects include the contemporary opera Talk to Me Like the Rain by Larry Delinger. She's also produced G.F. Handel's La Resurrezione HWV 47 and If This is a Man: music, science, and humanity an interdisciplinary project and tribute to Italian chemist and author Primo Levi - which included the US Premiere of Ennio Morricone's Se questo e` un uomo for chamber orchestra, soprano, and reciting voice. Other productions include an original multimedia presentation on Giacomo Carissimi's music, Pen e tormenti, and she has assistant directed at the Berlin Opera Academy and Oberlin in Italy Arezzo Opera Festival.
As an Italian coach & translator, she has created program translations for Carnegie Hall (L'Arpeggiata), worked for Apollo's Fire, and coached diction for recitals and performances. She has also created original translations of full works including G.F. Handel's La Resurrezione and Luigi Rossi's O cecita` del misero mortale.
As a coloratura soprano, Camilla has had the chance to perform operatic roles such as "Cunegonde" in Leonard Bernstein's Candide, "Celia" in Roger Steptoe's opera premiere As You Like It, and "Drusilla" in Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea. Chorally, she sings with the Yale Schola Cantorum.
Camilla holds a BS in Computer Science and a BA in Music (with a Minor in Italian Studies) from the University of Notre Dame and a MA in Digital Musics at Dartmouth College. She was a Research Fellow in Projection Design at the Yale School of Drama, where she is now pursuing an MFA under Wendall Harrington.