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Alyssa Lehman

Mezzo Soprano

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A versatile artist and musician, Mezzo-Soprano, Alyssa Lehman began her musical training in piano and later pursued classical voice. At 19, she made her solo debut as Maria in West Side Story, and at 23, made her professional classical soloist debut with the Maine Music Society. Since then, she has collaborated with various individual musicians, opera companies and groups.

Alyssa last appeared with CSO in November 2018, portraying the role of Rosina in Rossini’s Il Barbieri di Siviglia and is excited to be performing Maddalena in Verdi’s Rigoletto.   Roles include Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart), Rosina in Il barbieri di Siviglia (Rossini), the title role of Carmen (Bizet) and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni (Mozart).  Highlights include Rosina with the New York Summer Opera Scenes under the baton of Metropolitan Opera assistant conductor, Joshua Green, and staged performances with the Tuscia Opera Festival in Viterbo, Italy and Spoleto, Italy. Alyssa has also been a soloist the Newtown Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Russell Hoffmann, and is a recurrent guest soloist with the Southampton Chamber Music Society. 

Along with traditional roles, Alyssa has collaborated in new operas, creating the roles of Nancy in Dennis Hyams’ world premiere of The Golden Arrow, Helena in Michael Dutka’s opera Midsummer, and as the Old Woman in Richard McIntyre's one-act opera based on the Chekov play, Jubilee. A lover and advocate of art song and chamber music, Alyssa performs numerous recitals and concerts to promote this repertoire to audiences in the local communities.

As part of her musical training, Alyssa participated at the Spoleto Vocal Arts Symposium in Italy studying with renowned coaches Nico and Carol Castel, and Enza Ferrari. At the Mozarteum Music Conservatory in Salzburg, Austria, she concentrated on the opera repertoire of Mozart and German lied with Edda Moser. She currently studies with soprano, Evelyn Mandac and is a former student of coloratura soprano, Deborah Cook.

 

 

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