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Allison Charney

 
Bio:
Soprano Allison Charney's operatic career began in earnest following the national finals of the Metropolitan Opera Competition with her debut at the New York City Opera as Musetta in LA BOH√ąME. She went on to sing most of Puccini‚Äôs leading soprano roles in opera companies throughout the country, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Soprano Allison Charney's operatic career began in earnest following the national finals of the Metropolitan Opera Competition with her debut at the New York City Opera as Musetta in LA BOH√ąME. She went on to sing most of Puccini‚Äôs leading soprano roles in opera companies throughout the country, ... (read complete bio)
 

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Series host, soprano Allison Charney, engaging the PREformances audience in her signa Photo

Series host, soprano Allison Charney, engaging the PREformances audience in her signature style

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Allison Charney and the Neave Trio explaining the challenges of Rachmaninoff''s one m Photo

Allison Charney and the Neave Trio explaining the challenges of Rachmaninoff''s one movement-long piece

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Allison Charney and Daniel Panner discuss the art of playing chamber music with Miran Photo

Allison Charney and Daniel Panner discuss the art of playing chamber music with Miranda Cuckson, Sophie Shao and the audience

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Allison Charney, Susan Salm and Craig Ketter acknowledging composer Marianna Rosett a Photo

Allison Charney, Susan Salm and Craig Ketter acknowledging composer Marianna Rosett and lyricist Brooke Johnson after performing Kaddish from their new song cycle, GHOST BROTHERS

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Allison Charney Biography

Soprano Allison Charney's operatic career began in earnest following the national finals of the Metropolitan Opera Competition with her debut at the New York City Opera as Musetta in LA BOH√ąME. She went on to sing most of Puccini‚Äôs leading soprano roles in opera companies throughout the country, including the title roles in MADAMA BUTTERFLY, TOSCA and SUOR ANGELICA, Mimi in LA BOH√ąME and Li√Ļ in TURANDOT, earning a reputation for her ‚Äúvocal agility, lush sound and dramatic portrayals‚ÄĚ of the lirico-spinto roles in her wide ranging repertoire. Ms. Charney has experienced enormous success with her Mozart interpretations as well, including both Susanna and the Countess in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, both Donna Anna and Donna Elvira in DON GIOVANNI, Pamina in DIE ZAUBERFL√ĖTE and Sandrina in the rarely-heard LA FINTA GIARDINIERA. She wowed both audience and critics all over the United States with her tour-de-force portrayals of all three heroines in Offenbach‚Äôs TALES OF HOFFMANN. Her versatility has also led her to sing roles as varied as Rosalinde in DIE FLEDERMAUS, Mica√ęla in CARMEN, Nedda in PAGLIACCI, Santuzza in CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and the title roles in MARTHA, LA TRAVIATA, JENUFA and THE MERRY WIDOW. Ms. Charney‚Äôs career has brought her to opera companies across the United States, including the New York City Opera, Atlanta Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Utah Opera, Nashville Opera, Opera Memphis, Annapolis Opera, Opera Theater of Connecticut, New Rochelle Opera, Opera Illinois, OperaDelaware, Utah Festival Opera, DiCapo OperaTheater, Tampa Opera, Opera Idaho, Syracuse Opera, Washington Summer Opera Festival, Colorado Opera Festival and Mississippi Opera. Concert highlights have included performances at Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, as a featured soloist with the esteemed Philadelphia Orchestra and with the Boston Pops under the baton of Alan Gilbert. Continuing her commitment to performing music of our times, Ms. Charney recently premiered Moshe Knoll‚Äôs PSALM 133 with the San Jose Chamber Orchestra, in a concert that also featured Kim D. Sherman‚Äôs oratorio (composed for Ms. Charney) SONGBIRD AND THE EAGLE. Upcoming concerts will include further premieres of pieces by Mr. Knoll, Ms. Sherman and Michael Ching. Ms. Charney is featured in the recently-released, first recording of the Pulitzer Prize nominated oratorio CHOOSE LIFE, by composer Mona Lyn Reese and can be heard in a CD of American songs with pianist, Benjamin Loeb, on the DSC Label. Ms. Charney is a founding member of the ARK trio, who is scheduled to release their first recording in 2017. Ms. Charney is an active recitalist and master teacher and is the founder and curator of the concert series, PREformances with Allison Charney housed at the JCC Manhattan. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude with highest honors, in Special Concentrations from Harvard University, she went on to earn two graduate degrees in music from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. Ms. Charney now lives in New York City with her husband and their two sons.




Allison Charney News

Rite Of Summer Music Festival Presents Curtis Stewart, July 16 Photo Rite Of Summer Music Festival Presents Curtis Stewart, July 16
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 1, 2022

Rite of Summer Music Festival continues its eleventh stellar season with violinist Curtis Stewart performing two free shows on Saturday, July 16th at 1pm and 3pm.

Rite Of Summer Music Festival Kicks Off This Weekend With Grand Band! Photo Rite Of Summer Music Festival Kicks Off This Weekend With Grand Band!
by A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2022

Pam Goldberg and Blair McMillen will present the 11th Season of the Rite of Summer Music Festival, taking place Summer 2022 on Governors Island, New York City. Rite of Summer will present four free outdoor concerts from May through September.

Carnegie Hall and Music Kitchen to Present FORGOTTEN VOICES Photo Carnegie Hall and Music Kitchen to Present FORGOTTEN VOICES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 8, 2022

On¬†March 31 at 7:30 p.m.¬†in Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall in association with Music Kitchen‚ÄďFood for the Soul w ill present¬†Forgotten Voices, a composite song cycle written by top emerging and established composers with text created by homeless-shelter participants set to music.

Reimagined Virtual Opera OTELLO to be Presented by The Town Hall and PREformances Cha Photo Reimagined Virtual Opera OTELLO to be Presented by The Town Hall and PREformances Chamber Music Collaborative
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 27, 2021

The Town Hall and the PREformances Chamber Music Collaborative have teamed up to bring Verdi’s Otello, virtually, to audiences at home as part of The Town Hall’s new Opera at Home series. The virtual series, beginning November 18 at 8pm, presents operas in under an hour, sung by a diverse group of singers.

Rite Of Summer Music Festival Presents The Knights Tomorrow! Photo Rite Of Summer Music Festival Presents The Knights Tomorrow!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 18, 2021

Rite of Summer Music Festival launches their 10th Anniversary season on Saturday, June 19th with  two free concerts at 1pm and 3pm featuring The Knights. Artistic Directors Pam Goldberg and Blair  McMillen are thrilled to present this very special season in Nolan Park on Governors Island, New  York City.

SEASON OF HOPE At The Historic Town Hall Continues Tonight Photo SEASON OF HOPE At The Historic Town Hall Continues Tonight
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 28, 2021

Tune in tonight at 7pm eastern for an hour of conversation and music with series host, soprano Allison Charney, cellist Peter Seidenberg and pianist Craig Ketter.

The Town Hall Presents PREFORMANCES With Allison Charney: Season Of Hope Photo The Town Hall Presents PREFORMANCES With Allison Charney: Season Of Hope
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 30, 2020

The Town Hall has announced the weekly rebroadcast of a full 7-episode season of PREFORMANCES with Allison Charney entitled Season of Hope starting January 7, 2021. This season of virtual performances and conversation includes well-known works by Chopin, Strauss and Joplin to name a few, as well as works by living composers.

Benjamin Loeb Joins the Season Of Hope At The Historic Town Hall Photo Benjamin Loeb Joins the Season Of Hope At The Historic Town Hall
by Stephi Wild - Dec 30, 2020

Join host of PREFORMANCES acclaimed soprano Allison Charney, as she welcomes pianist Benjamin Loeb, to the historic Town Hall, in Episode One of the seven-part series: SEASON OF HOPE.

PREformances With Allison Charney Presents A Centennial Celebration Tomorrow Night! Photo PREformances With Allison Charney Presents A Centennial Celebration Tomorrow Night!
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 17, 2020

A very special episode of PREFORMANCES: Season of Hope - celebrating the centennial of the ratification of the 19th amendment and the 55th anniversary of the signing into law of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 - premieres Tuesday, August 18th @9:00pm EDT.

PREFORMANCES with Allison Charney: Season of Hope's Centennial Celebration Continues  Photo PREFORMANCES with Allison Charney: Season of Hope's Centennial Celebration Continues On Demand
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2020

A very special episode of PREFORMANCES: Season of Hope - celebrating the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment and the 55th anniversary of the signing into law of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 - premieres Tuesday, August 18th at 9:00pm EDT.

Allison Charney Videos

PREFORMANCES with Allison Charney Closes its 10th Season at Merkin Hall with MAY FLOW VideoPREFORMANCES with Allison Charney Closes its 10th Season at Merkin Hall with MAY FLOWERS
by Sarah Hookey - Apr 9, 2019

PREFORMANCES with Allison Charney closes its 10th season on Monday, May 6th at 1:00pm at Merkin Hall with MAY FLOWERS, featuring operatic treasures, exuberant chamber music and two new works by living composers.

SMASH Creator Theresa Rebeck To Workshop New Musical TWO ORPHANS At Texas State VideoSMASH Creator Theresa Rebeck To Workshop New Musical TWO ORPHANS At Texas State
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Award winning writer Theresa Rebeck will workshop a new musical, The Two Orphans, at Texas State University on October 28 as part of the Harrison/Bowman New Works Commission.