Digital explorations continue even as live performances are finally resuming. I was honored with an invitation to contribute a piece to this international virtual concert. Tune in to check out my latest music video!
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'.
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.
In performance with the exquisite dancers of Christopher Caines Dance Company, I sang a commissioned set of four songs on a program that also featured music by Pauline Oliveros and Paul Kerekes.
Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) by W. A. Mozart -- with Yours Truly as the Third Spirit, aka 3. Knabe, aka member of the suicide-prevention trio.
I'm thrilled to be headed west in February for two performances as to Alto/Soprano II soloist Bach's magnificent Mass in B minor.
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.
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, […]
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.
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...
Vivaldi's Gloria, April 30th, 2017 in New Rochelle, NY.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 sang the role of Marta in Tchaikovsky's Iolanta, with an excellent cast including Ania Farysej in the title role.
Alison as Mrs. Nolan in The Medium (Menotti) with Taksu Theatre Company. The seance took place in early October.
I was a shipwrecked and philosophical onion-peeler in an adaptation of Ibsen's fantastical poem-play, Peer Gynt, by director Victoria Crutchfield.
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.
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.
A concert of operetta and operatic offerings, featuring Alison as Aurelia in excerpts from The Chocolate Soldier (Oscar Straus)
I'll be singing the role of Nero in dell'Arte Opera Ensemble's production of Claudio Monteverdi's great opera, L'incoronazione di Poppea.
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 BWV 66, "Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen!" at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, with soloists Alison Cheeseman, Steven Biegner, and Tobias Greenhalgh.
A song recital featuring works by Fauré, Poulenc, Britten, Lully, Mozart, Elgar, and d'Aquino.
World Premiere Performances! of an exciting new opera, Agni Varsha (Fire and Rain), by Vanraj Bhatia. Alison will be performing the role of Nati.
A recital featuring soprano Stephanie Lamprea, tenor Marty Coyle, mezzo-soprano Alison Taylor Cheeseman, and pianist/composer Pedro d'Aquino.
Alison will be performing as the disgruntled servant, Berta, in Amore Opera's upcoming production of Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia
Alison reprises the role of Cherubino in Mozart's "Le nozze di Figaro" (sung in English) with Amore Opera.
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".
Pocket Opera at Fika Espresso Bar in Manhattan's Financial District. The maiden voyage of PONYMobile was a standing-room-only, high-energy, eccentric and exciting spectacle. Don't miss episode two!
Alison as "Mystery" in Purcell's The Fairy Queen with Big Apple Baroque, featuring Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre.
A feral adventure through the works by Verdi, Mozart, Puccini, Tchaikovsky, Bizet, Händel, Saint-Saëns, Donizetti, and Rossini.....
Alison sings the role of Mercedes in Carmen with Amore Opera on Friday, May 13th; Saturday, May 21st; Thursday, May 26th.
Alison covers the role of Aurelia in Oscar Straus’ The Chocolate Soldier with Liederkranz Opera Theatre
Alison covers the role of Bradamante in Händel’s Alcina with Pocket Opera of New York
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. […]
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.