Upcoming Performances:

La Calisto, August 2017

In my performance career thus far, I have played women and men, young and old, rich and poor. On the power spectrum, I once made it as far as emperor. This coming August, I'm pleased to announce, I will take it one step further and impersonate divinity, performing the role of Diana (and Jove disguised as Diana!) in a production of Cavalli's La Calisto.

Latest News:

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.

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