Praised for her “agile and stylish” coloratura (Entertainment Hour), Allison Gish will make her role and company debuts this season as Zita in Gianni Schicchi with ARE Opera and as Kathleen O’Fallin in Ricky Ian Gordon’s Morning Star with
On Site Opera, and she will join Cantanti Project for a second season in the ensemble of the world premiere of Felix Jarrar’s Tabula Rasa. She will also debut with Bourbon Baroque in Handel’s Messiah and with Ars Musica as alto soloist in Rachmaninov’s All Night Vigil and Bach’s Mass in B Minor. Past operatic credits include Giunone/Natura in Cavalli’s La Calisto (dell’Arte Opera Ensemble), Medoro in Handel’s Orlando (Cantanti Project). In a performance deemed
“flawless” (Opera News), Ms. Gish performed the role Green Pants in Robert Ashley’s DUST (Mannes). As professional fellow at Songfest, she appeared as soloist in Bach Cantata 161 with conductor, John Harbison. With Mannes Baroque, she performed in Handel’s Mi palpata il cor, Monteclair’s Pan et Syrinx, Vagaus in Vivaldi’s Juditha triumphans (excerpts), Piacere in Handel’s Il trionfo del Tempo (excerpts). Ms. Gish is a recent graduate of the Professional Studies Diploma program at Mannes College and completed her Bachelor of Music at Louisiana State University.