Past Performances:

Bach in Bar Thalia with Evan Shinners, March 2020

Arbor Music presents a Bach Cabaret featuring some of the finest musicians in the city singing the finest vocal music ever written. Evan Shinners gives a brief tour through the vast world of Bach's sacred vocal music showcasing the master's unparalleled techniques of 'word painting'.

Stonewall, New York City Opera, June 2019

I was honored and delighted to be a part of New York City Opera's world premiere of Stonewall, by Iain Bell and Mark Campbell, covering the role of Sarah (sung by Liz Bouk). Performances took place June 21-28, 2019, honoring the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.

The Barber of Seville, July 2018

Ready for a road trip? I'll be spending the month of July in beautiful Geneva, New York with the Geneva Light Opera Company, appearing as Berta (and covering Rosina) in a production of Rossini's The Barber of Seville, directed by Benjamin Spierman and conducted by James Blachly. Performances July 26, 28 and 29.

Mozart Requiem, January 2018

On January the 28th, I had the pleasure of joining the Mineola Choral Society, led by Thomas W. Jones, in a performance of Mozart’s Requiem. I was the alto soloist, singing with the marvelous Tanya Roberts, soprano; Benjamin Krumreig, tenor; and Edward Hanlon, bass. The chorus and orchestra also performed other works by Mozart, Fauré, […]

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 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.

Me Prometheus, July 2017

This July I was honored to take the stage as The Great Neepaz, leader of the Gurg, in a musical tale about the discovery of fire and the difficulties of adapting to a changing world...

The Hat, February 2017

This coming February, I'll be singing the role of Anne Mendelssohn in a concert performance of a new opera by Karen Siegel. Check back soon for more information!

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!

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.

Le nozze di Figaro, August 2015

In August, dell'Arte Opera Ensemble presents a production of Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, with the Metamorphosis Chamber Orchestra. I will be performing the role of Marcellina.

Ariadne auf Naxos, June 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).

Gathering What Is To Be Told, May 2015

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.

War and Peace: Music for Unsettling Times, April 2015

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.

Iolanta, November 2014

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

The Medium, October 2014

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

Pe(t)er Gynt, May 2014

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

New Brew, April 2014

As part of the "New Brew" series run by Opera on Tap, this evening of short operas featured works by Karen Siegel and Christian McLeer.

WOW: An Opera, January 2014

Cross your fingers that the creative team will soon reunite to continue development of this work-in-progress opera about the '80s pop duo Milli Vanilli.

The Turing Project, May 2013

I'm thrilled to be a part of the development of this fascinating new opera, by composer Justine F. Chen and librettist David Simpatico, about the brilliant and strange mathematician, Alan Turing. DISCOUNT CODE available for tix!

Bach Cantata 66, Easter 2013

Bach Cantata BWV 66, "Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen!" at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, with soloists Alison Cheeseman, Steven Biegner, and Tobias Greenhalgh.

Agni Varsha (Fire and Rain), May 2012

World Premiere Performances! of an exciting new opera, Agni Varsha (Fire and Rain), by Vanraj Bhatia. Alison will be performing the role of Nati.

PONY Mobile: Book Homme, September 2011

An operatic theatrical fashion show! featuring the Book Homme Spring 2012 Collection by Joel Yapching. Stage Director: Andreas Hager, Music Director: Brent Chancellor. Music from Monteverdi's "Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria".

The Fairy Queen, June 2011

Alison as "Mystery" in Purcell's The Fairy Queen with Big Apple Baroque, featuring Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre.

Carmen, May 2011

Alison sings the role of Mercedes in Carmen with Amore Opera on Friday, May 13th; Saturday, May 21st; Thursday, May 26th.

Alcina, March 2011

Alison covers the role of Bradamante in Händel’s Alcina with Pocket Opera of New York

Die Fledermaus, December 2010

Alison sings the role of Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus with Amore Opera performed in English, with Full Orchestra on Saturday, December 11th Friday, December 17th Friday, December 31st, 2010 — New Year’s Eve Gala and dinner! All performances at 7:30pm at The Connelly Theater 220 East Fourth Street New York, NY 10009 (Between Ave. […]

Christmas at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Since the spring of 2016, I have been a member of the professional choir at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, led by Music Director Kent Tritle. Every December the Choir joins forces with the Cathedral Choristers, Chorale and Orchestra for a beautiful Christmas concert. In addition to my role as an alto in the choir, I will be singing the aria "Qui sedes ad dexteram patris" in Vivaldi's Gloria.