NuWaKnown for a ‘luscious voice with incredible richness and clarity’ soprano, Alison Buchanan has been regaling audiences around the world with her versatility, ‘great dramatic flair’, musicality and ‘depth of emotion’

Alison’s recent busy schedule saw her performing with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Thomas Wilkins, and giving a Martin Luther King concert for National Sawdust in Brooklyn. Alison made her debut at the Harare International Festival in Zimbabwe, traveled to Brazil performing with Marin Alsop with the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra as Serena in PORGY & BESS and then to Barbados for the Classical Pops Festival performing with members of the New York Philharmonic, the Boston and Atlanta Symphonies conducted by Maestro Thomas Wilkins. Other highlights include making her Kennedy Center debut singing KNOXVILLE SUMMER 1915 (Barber) with the Apollo Orchestra. Alison sang the role of Janthe in the opera DER VAMPYR (Marschener) with the American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, conducted by Leon Bolstein. Other Opera appearances include Bertha, BARBER OF SEVILLE for St. Petersburg Opera, Florida and Serena, PORGY & BESS for New York Harlem Productions at the Landestheater in Linz, Austria and at the Festival de Wiltz in Luxembourg. The City of St. Louis conferred the honor of naming April 4th 2013 Alison Buchanan day after her highly acclaimed recital at the University of St. Louis.

Alison made her debut as TOSCA for the Sedieres Festival in France and created the role of Nu Wa a Chinese earth mother, in the opera CONFUSCIOUS SAYS by Richard Taylor which was commissioned for the Beiijing Olympics. Buchanan joined ROH2 (the contemporary arm of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden) for performances at the Linbury Theater of YES by Errollyn Wallen and Bonnie Greer and also for ‘Exposure Opera’ which champions the works of emerging opera composers. Buchanan also made her debuts at the Ravinia Festival performing with the Ritz Chamber Players and Tanglewood festival performing with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Alison performed the role of Serena, PORGY & BESS in a concert with the Baltimore Symphony conducted by  Marin Alsop. Alison has also performed the role around Europe on a tour for New York Harlem Productions also covering the role at Chicago Lyric Opera. This season Alison returned to Israel to appear in concert with the Israel Kibbutz Orchestra conducted by Yaron Gottfried and sang Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Tuscon Symphony Orchestra.

JulianaOther engagements include her role debut as Ariadne, ARIADNE AUF NAXOS with Birmingham Opera Company directed by Graham Vick, a role she reprised at Merkin Hall in New York with Ensemble Du Monde; her Carnegie Hall debut singing the soprano solo in the Mozart Requiem; Nedda PAGLIACCI with Pegasus and English Touring Opera; Bess, PORGY & BESS with Mobile Opera and again with Delaware Opera.  Alison made her New York City Opera debut singing the role of Bess, PORGY & BESS and was invited back by the company to sing the role of Donna Elvira, DON GIOVANNI and to cover the title role of SUOR ANGELICA and the role of Cilla in MARGARET GARNER. Alison sang the role of Palmyra, in the opera KOANGA by Delius which was produced by Pegasus Opera and performed to critical acclaim at Sadlers Wells in London.

CountessAlison was invited by the conductor Sir Colin Davis to perform with the European Youth Orchestra on a tour of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis performing in Paris, at the Flâneries Musicales d’Été de Reims Festival and at the Rheingau Festival. Alison was then invited to join Sir Colin Davis to sing the Missa Solemnis with the Bayerischer Rundfunk Orchestra in Munich. Over the years Alison has been invited by Sir. Colin  to perform the role of Elvira, DON GIOVANNI for the Chelsea Opera Group and to sing the 2nd niece in PETER GRIMES by Benjamin Britten with the London Symphony Orchestra performing at the Barbican on London and at Avery Fisher Hall in London culminating in an LSO live recording.

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