Contralto Alissa Anderson wields her comic prowess, striking features, and powerful vocalism to great acclaim on opera and concert stages worldwide. 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. In 2020, Ms. Anderson made a lauded debut as Mrs. Lovett at Royal Danish Opera. Opera News raved, “…it was left to an American Mrs. Lovett, Alissa Anderson, to show the natives how it should be done… Anderson was the best of all of them. She has a true contralto voice… her comic timing was exemplary.”
Ms. Anderson begins the 2022-2023 season making her debut at Hawaii Opera Theatre as Mrs. Medlock in The Secret Garden and makes her role and company debut at Nashville Opera as Baba in The Medium. She also debuts at Chicago Opera Theatre as the Deaconess in Krol Roger and as Florence Pike in Albert Herring.