Latvian mezzo-soprano Tina Gelnere is currently studying at the David Seligman Opera School at RWCMD. Comfortable on both the operatic stage and the concert platform, Tina has enjoyed performing internationally throughout the United Kingdom and Europe including: Latvian National Opera, Riga Cathedral, Latvian Society House, Donald Gordon theatre at the Wales Millennium Centre, Chichester Cathedral, Agios Petros Dominikanon, Greece.
Recent operatic roles include Mother, Blue Ambassador and Tartine (covers - Scoring a Century) with British Youth Opera, A Mother (Dead Man Walking) with Welsh National Opera, Nancy (Albert Herring) RWCMD, Contralto (The Four Note Opera) RWCMD, Conversa and Seconda Cercatrice (Suor Angelica) with Minotaur Opera. At University of Chichester, Tina enjoyed performing a number of roles, most especially Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro).
Tina has performed Meg (Falstaff), Dorothée (Cendrillon), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro) and Secretary (The Consul) in opera scenes at RWCMD. At AIMS she performed Tisbe (La Cenerentola) and Third Witch (Macbeth) as operatic excerpts.
Tina has taken part in courses with British Youth Opera, Melofonetica, Jackdaws and Morley College.
Tina is supported by The Leverhulme Trust, Mario Lanza Educational Foundation, Funtington Music Group, Leathersellers' Company Charitable Fund, and private sponsors.