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Opera America Career Blueprints

Thanks to a grant from Opera America and the Howard Gilman Foundation, I’ll be spending a few days in September preparing materials for the audition season: new headshots and demo recordings, among other things. Check back in mid-September to see and hear the new me!

Caramoor, Summer 2016

I spent this June/July 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.

Ariadne auf Naxos reviewed in the New York Observer

“Among a generally excellent company, another standout was Alison Cheeseman, singing the passionate phrases of the Composer in a cool, slightly reedy mezzo aptly suggesting the voice of a young man still in his teens.” James Jorden, The New York Observer, June 15 edition

Recent Performances:

New York Opera Alliance: OperaFest 2016

I was very pleased to represent Bronx Opera at the the NY Opera Alliance’s OperaFest kickoff event in April, at the National Opera Center.  I sang Cinderella’s final aria from La cenerentola, in my own new translation, accompanied by the marvelous Dmitry Glivinskiy.

Cendrillon, June 2016

Cinderella Round Two! In June, I continued my search for true love, singing the title role in Massenet's Cendrillon.

Cinderella! April/May 2016

I had the pleasure of performing the title role in Rossini's "La cenerentola" with Bronx Opera earlier this spring. Click for details and production photos!