Recent Performances:

Iolanta

I sang the role of Marta in Tchaikovsky's Iolanta, with an excellent cast including Ania Farysej in the title role. Continue reading

The Medium

Alison as Mrs. Nolan in The Medium (Menotti) with Taksu Theatre Company. The seance took place in early October. Continue reading

Pe(t)er Gynt

I was a shipwrecked and philosophical onion-peeler in an adaptation of Ibsen's fantastical poem-play, Peer Gynt, by director Victoria Crutchfield. Continue reading

Latest News:

James R. Oestreich/New York Times review: L’incoronazione di Poppea

“Dell’Arte serves as a training ground for rising young singers, and the vocal performances here spoke well for its efforts. Greer Davis, a soprano, was wonderful as Poppea, clear-voiced and self-possessed; Alison Taylor Cheeseman, a mezzo-soprano, was also lovely and sturdy as … Continue reading

Parterre Box review: L’incoronazione di Poppea

“Nobly abiding by the composer’s prescribed vocal ranges, the production featured a mezzo as Nerone, the brooding and fiery Alison Cheeseman… Looking remarkably like a young Patti Smith, Cheeseman commanded the role’s wide-ranging vocal and dramatic compass—from raging at the roadblocks Ottavia … Continue reading

First Prize! 2013 Osgood/dell’Arte Opera Prizes

As announced on dell’Arte’s Facebook page: “First Prize” is awarded to Alison Cheeseman “For constant commitment to the process and for consistently evolving integration of acting and singing technique. An unquestionable example of what dell’Arte Opera Ensemble is all about.” … Continue reading