Join us as we complete our Black History Month Series for 2021! This week’s Live from Indy Terrace broadcast was filmed at the National Opera Center in New York City and features Tesia Kwarteng with pianist Walker J. Jackson performing a stunning program of Black women composers & librettists.

Ghanaian-American mezzo-soprano Tesia Kwarteng hails from San Antonio, Texas. She attended Manhattan School of Music for her Master’s Degree and The University of Texas at Arlington where she double majored in Voice Performance and Journalism. This coming fall Tesia will make her Off-Broadway debut in Ricky Ian Gordon and Lynn Nottage’s new opera Intimate Apparel at Lincoln Center Theater understudying the role of Mayme and performing in the ensemble. She was also a finalist in last year’s George London Foundation Competition where she received an encouragement award. Additional awards include being selected as a 2019 Top 30 under 30 pioneer by the Future of Ghana publication as well as an Encouragement Award winner at the Houston district Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2018. She was a featured soloist in the ensemble of Porgy and Bess at The Metropolitan Opera and has participated in the young artist programs at Opera Theater of Saint Louis, Tri-Cities Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival, Chautauqua Opera and Virginia Opera. For more information visit her website at or follow her on Instagram @tesiatee

To see more details on the Live from Indy Terrace broadcast series, click here.

Friday, February 26th @ 3:00 PM

Watch at 3:00 PM on 2/26 here!