I am pleased to announce that I have joined the roster of Wade Artist Management. I look forward to working with Martha Wade and her team to expand my range of professional opportunities. Stay tuned for other New Year’s News!
"Alison Taylor Cheeseman mined comic gold in the dual role of the goddess Diana and Jove disguised as Diana for the purpose of making love to Callisto. (I am not making this up.) The dignified goddess struggled girlishly with her vow of chastity when it came to the handsome poet Endymion... When the singer added a touch of masculine swagger, all of a sudden there was the king of the gods plotting his latest conquest. Cheeseman delivered it all with firm voice and striking presence. "
I spent June/July of 2016 as an apprentice artist with the Bel Canto Opera program at Caramoor. It was a tremendous learning experience, with lectures and master classes on various aspects of bel canto style and vocal technique. On the performing side of things, I was thrilled to be a part of the U.S. Premiere of Rossini's Aureliano in Palmira.
Since the spring of 2016, I have been a member of the professional choir at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, led by Music Director Kent Tritle. Every December the Choir joins forces with the Cathedral Choristers, Chorale and Orchestra for a beautiful Christmas concert. In addition to my role as an alto in the choir, I will be singing the aria "Qui sedes ad dexteram patris" in Vivaldi's Gloria.
This July I was honored to take the stage as The Great Neepaz, leader of the Gurg, in a musical tale about the discovery of fire and the difficulties of adapting to a changing world...
Vivaldi's Gloria, April 30th, 2017 in New Rochelle, NY.