Her extensive repertoire encompasses roles from Handel to Verdi and from Saint-Saëns to Heggie. This season Allyson reprises the role of Suzuki in the Vancouver Opera production of Madama Butterfly and appears with Les Violons du Roy in Montreal and Quebec City, and the St. Louis, Toronto and Chicago symphony orchestras and and with Symphony Nova Scotia. Her recordings include the 2014 JUNO-nominated Orlando (ATMA), the JUNO and ADISQ nominated La Conversione di Clodoveo (ATMA), Bellini's Norma, Serinette and A Midwinter Night's Dreamby Harry Somers (Centrediscs).

 

 

 

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Allyson McHardy (Canada)

Mezzo-Soprano

Biography

Allyson McHardy’s mezzo voice has been described as radiant, dusky, incandescent, and sumptuous; her presence on stages in Canada, the United States and France has been described as noble, spellbinding, and seductive. Her extensive repertoire encompasses roles from Handel to Verdi and from Saint-Saëns to Heggie. This season Allyson reprises the role of Suzuki in the Vancouver Opera production of Madama Butterfly and appears with Les Violons du Roy in Montreal and Quebec City, and the St. Louis, Toronto and Chicago symphony orchestras and and with Symphony Nova Scotia. Her recordings include the 2014 JUNO-nominated Orlando (ATMA), the JUNO and ADISQ nominated La Conversione di Clodoveo (ATMA), Bellini's Norma, Serinette and A Midwinter Night's Dreamby Harry Somers (Centrediscs).

 

 

 

Recently

Midsummer Night’s Dream – Britten (Festival Aix-en-Provence), Lucrezia Borgia – Donizetti (St. Gallen), Alcina – Handel (Opera Atelier),  Roberto Devereux – Donizetti (Canadian Opera Company)

Upcoming

Messiah – Handel (St. Louis Syphony, Chicago Symphony), Mass in C minor and Requiem in D minor – Mozart (Les Violons du Roy),  Madama Butterfly ­– Puccini (Vancouver Opera)

Opéra de Montréal

Le Gala 14th edition december 2009
Dead Man Walking Sister Prejean march 2013