Soprano Wanda Yang Temko is a respected singer, voice teacher, and arts advocate. She holds a doctorate in voice performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana along with degrees from Georgia State University and Emory University. She made her international operatic debut in Mozart’s Die Zauberflötein Rome. Other highlights include the Mother in Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, Morgana in Handel’s Alcina, and Belinda in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.
Sought after as a recitalist and soloist, recently she performed the role of Evangelist in David Lang’s Little Match Girl Passionwith Kinnara. In 2012 Dr. Yang Temko made her debut with the Alabama Symphony, and she is featured on New Trinity Baroque’s CD release of Christmas Cantatas and Concertos on Édition Lilac. She also performs and records with the Grammy-Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Choruses.
An acknowledged early music specialist, she has collaborated with some of the most renowned Early Music artists of our time, including Andrew Lawrence-King, Paul Hillier, Nigel North, Paul Elliot, Predrag Gosta, and Stanley Ritchie. Her interest in contemporary music is equally keen, as evinced by her skilled and nuanced performances of the works of Olivier Messiaen and George Crumb. As a professional choral musician, she has performed with Robert Shaw, Robert Spano, Donald Runnicles, William Fred Scott, and Alfred Calabrese. She is a member of Kinnara and a founding member of Skylark Vocal Ensemble. Dr. Yang Temko maintains an active private voice studio in Atlanta and teaches at The Paideia School and Oglethorpe University.