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.
“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
I had the honor of premiering "Gathering What Is To Be Told," a set of songs by Gregory Mertl, with Kenneth Meyer, guitar at the Tenri Cultural Institute on May 23rd, 2015.
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.
Cinderella Round Two! In June, I continued my search for true love, singing the title role in Massenet's Cendrillon.
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!