Allyson McHardy

Mezzo-soprano Allyson McHardy’s voice has been described as radiant, dusky, incandescent, and sumptuous; her presence on stages in Canada, the United States and France have drawn comments such as noble, spellbinding, charming and seductive. Allyson’s varied repertoire encompasses roles from Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux to Rossini’s l’Italiana in Algeri, Cenerentola and Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Handel’s Alcina,Ariodante and Semele, Caldara’s La Converzione di Clodoveo Rè di Francia, to Verdi’sNabucco and Falstaff, Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito, to Bizet’s Carmen. Her orchestral repertoire includes Das Lied von der Erde, Mozart’s Requiem, Bach’s Magnificat, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, and Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius, among many other works.