Alissa Anderson


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.


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. The 2019-2020 sees her debut with Opera Philadelphia as Princess Clarissa in The Love for Three Oranges and a return to Opera Birmingham as Madame de la Haltière in Cendrillon.

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"All were notable and deserving of mention, but I was especially impressed by the four leading female roles. . . and contralto Alissa Anderson as Princess Clarissa, the king’s scheming niece, menacing in fox-hunting attire."


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"Alissa Anderson, who plays Marcellina, finishes the triad of female strength in the show. While at first she seems antagonistic, she later gives her support to Figaro and Susanna. Marcellina is a stalwart and stubborn character, but once she accepts you into her heart...


"Recent Grammy winner Edward Parks, a baritone, impressed as a protective, soldierly older brother to Marguerite...while mezzo-soprano Alissa Anderson was sassy as Marguerite’s neighbor. . .  The San Antonio Symphony in the pit played with gravity and balance under gue...


“In terms of powerhouse vocal performances, Olivia Yokers and Alissa Anderson share the spotlight as Cinderella and the Wicked Witch respectively…Ms. Anderson uses the breathtaking range and strength of her operatic mezzo-soprano voice to blow the doors off the Eccles...


"All three Tabarro principals acted (and interacted) very credibly. Eleni Calenos (Giorgietta) proved a find, a real verista who delivered the goods stylistically, with keen phrasing and darkly warm if occasionally resin-tipped vocalism. Matthew Vickers looked a burly...

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