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"All I've Ever Known"
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Praised for her “commanding stage presence, strikingly rich voice and an innate sense of comedic timing” (Operawire) and her “superb technique” (The Berkeley Daily Planet) Allison Gish is a contralto based in New York. She is the 1st Place winner of the 2021 Rochester International Vocal Competition. This season, in addition to a busy schedule as a professional choral singer, she appeared as Dryade in Ariadne auf Naxos (BARN Opera), and she will make debuts as alto soloist in Handel's Messiah with Hudson Valley Philharmonic and Saint-Saens’ Christmas Oratorio with Hudson Chorale.


Last season, Allison made her Wagnerian debut as Grimgerde in Die Walküre with TUNDI Productions, performed Mrs. Noye in Britten’s Noye’s Fludde (Church of the Transfiguration NYC), joined BARN Opera for their filmed productions of  Il tabarro and Cavalleria Rusicana last season as La Frugola and Mamma Lucia, and returned to Teatro Nuovo as a principal artist to perform Teresa in a production of La sonnambula that was sadly cancelled due to Covid, in addition to concert appearances as alto soloist in Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Magnificat. Other recent roles include Leonora Goosling in Felix Jarrar’s Mother Goose, Athena in Kaley Lane Eaton's Psychographics, Apollo in Handel's Terpsicore (American Bach Soloists Academy), Lucia in La gazza ladra (Teatro Nuovo), The Mother in The Consul (Bronx Opera), Lisotta in Salieri's La cifra (dell'Arte Opera Ensemble), Giunone in Cavalli's La Calisto (dell'Arte Opera Ensemble) and Lucretia in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia (New Camerata Opera), a performance deemed a “knockout” (Reaction, Operawire). 

Allison Gish

“Gish’s commanding stage presence, strikingly rich voice and an innate sense of comedic timing made her a delight to watch.” 


-Chris Ruel, Operawire

Sgombra è la sacra selva...Deh! proteggimi, o Dio! 

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