"After thoroughly enjoying her in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea two years ago, mezzo Alison Cheeseman didn’t have as much to work with here as she did in the role of Nero back then but she was a terrific Marcellina, both vocally and acting-wise. It is truly exciting to watch talented singers like her grow."
"The standouts from the June 6th performance were Halley Gilbert as Zerbinetta and Alison Cheeseman as The Composer. [...] Alison Cheeseman’s Composer is beautifully sung and intelligently portrayed...."
“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
The Sound Shore Chorale, under the baton of Artistic Director Richard Slade, sang selections on war and peace, including Haydn’s "Mass In A Time Of War", Max Helfman's "Hashkiveinu", and other choral prayers for peace.
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.
Utopia Opera presents a production of Richard Strauß' opera, Ariadne auf Naxos, with chamber orchestra. I will be performing the role of Der Komponist (The Composer).