Meet The Performers

Visiting Artist

Alison Wahl

A native of Rochester NY, Alison Wahl has appeared as Pamina in The Magic Flute, La Musique in Les Arts Florissants and The First Gossip in Ghosts of Versailles (Northwestern University). She recently created the role of Clori in Haymarket Opera’s Clori, Tirsi, e Fileno and has been a soloist with the NU Baroque Music Ensemble Orchestra and NU Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the Chicago Arts Orchestra, the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago, VOX3, and Ensemble Vulpine Lupin. Alison also performs with the Chicago Symphony Chorus and Music of the Baroque.  She was a 2012 Young Artist at the Steans Music Institute at the Ravinia Festival and will soon be seen as a soloist with the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra in Mahler’s 2nd Symphony.   In 2011, she was a soloist at the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project in Washington, D.C.  Alison has also been seen in Illionis Mainstage productions (Gretel in Hansel and Gretel), in the Illinois Opera Studio program (Lola in Gallantry), and with Prairie Fire Theatre (Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance; Gianetta in The Gondoliers).  Alison was the winner of the 2011 NYSMTA Empire State Collegiate Competition, the 2011 Chicago Council Student Auditions of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and the North Shore Chocal Society’s Donald Chen Young Artist Award.  She won Fifth Place and the Farwell-Trust Award in the Musicians Club of Women 2012 competition. In the summer of 2010, Alison was a Studio Artist with Opera North. She graduated summa cum laude from Amherst College and won the Eric Edward Sundquist Prize and the Consulate General Prize for excellence in composition and performance. A recipient of the Edward Poole Lay Fellowship, Alison holds a Masters of Music with Honors from Northwestern University, where she was awarded the Eckstein Scholarship and studies with Pamela Hinchman and Richard Boldrey as a DM candidate.

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