Allyson McHardy

A unique vocal colour and commanding stage presence are the hallmarks of performances by mezzo-soprano Allyson McHardy. Hailed by Joshua Kosman of the San Francisco Chronicle as “a singer of enormous imagination and versatility,” she has appeared with the Paris Opera, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Chicago Symphony, Toronto Symphony, St. Louis Orchestra, Glyndebourne Festival, San Francisco Opera, Boston Symphony, Canadian Opera Company, Les Violons du Roy, Warsaw Philharmonic and Théâtre capitole du Toulouse. Adam Fischer, Seiji Ozawa, Jeremy Rohrer, Kent Nagano, Emmanuelle Haim, Bernard Labadie, Trevor Pinnock, Ludovic Morlot, Carlos Kalmar, and Johannes Debus are among the conductors with whom she has collaborated for performances of works such as L’enfant et les sortilèges, La clemenza di Tito, Matthäus Passion, Das Rheingold, The Dream of Gerontius and Messiah. Ms McHardy is a Prix Opus Winner for Opéra de Québec’s Der Fliegende Holländer and she was nominated for a Juno Award for the Canadian Art Song Project’s disc, Summer Night, music of Healey Willan.


Featured Performances

Opera Gala: Affairs of Love & Laughter

Friday, August 4 | 7:30 pm

Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts

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