Hailed for her “deliciously over the top” and “powerful mezzo” by Opera News, Alissa Anderson wields her comic prowess, striking features, and her “powerful vocalism” to great acclaim. Ms. Anderson achieved a considerable success and was celebrated for being “impeccably prepared” and “splendid in every way” when she stepped in as Florence Pike in Santa Fe Opera’s Albert Herring under the baton of Sir Andrew Davis. This season, Ms. Anderson makes her debut at Angers-Nantes Opera as Mother Goose in The Rake’s Progress, reprises her Marcellina at Austin Opera, joins the Metropolitan Opera as Nurse (cover) for their production of Boris Gudunov, brings her Dame Quickly to Falstaff with Berkshire Opera Festival, and sings Erda in Das Rheingold with Opera Santa Barbara. She also joins Heartbeat Opera as alto soloist in their annual Messy Messiah concert.

The recent COVID-impacted seasons saw her debut with Opera Philadelphia as Princess Clarissa in The Love for Three Oranges, Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd with the Royal Danish Opera, and a cancelled return to Opera Birmingham as Madame de la Haltière in Cendrillon.

The 2018-2019 season included Ms. Anderson’s return to San Diego Opera as Maddalena in Rigoletto, her debut with Opera San Antonio as Marthe in Faust, and Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro and Mrs. Andrews/The Bird Woman in Mary Poppins in a return to Utah Festival Opera. 

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