Praised for her "agile and stylish" coloratura, Allison Gish is a mezzo-soprano based in New York with a special interest in historically-informed performance of Baroque music. Ms. Gish recently sang the role of Medoro in Handel's Orlando with the Cantanti Project and was noted for the "genuine compassion" she brought to the role. She has appeared as a soloist with Mannes Baroque in Monteclair’s Pan et Syrinx, Vagaus in Vivaldi's Juditha triumphans (excerpts), Piacere in Handel’s Il trionfo del Tempo (excerpts), and will return this spring to perform Handel's Mi palpita il cor. Ms. Gish is also an avid performer of contemporary music. She recently performed the role of Green Pants & Co with "fresh shades of self-flagellating nuance" in a new production of Robert Ashley's 1999 opera DUST at Mannes. Ms. Gish is currently pursuing a Professional Studies Diploma at Mannes College. Upon graduating this spring, she will be going to Songfest (Los Angeles, CA) on a professional fellowship and will then join the dell'Arte Opera Ensemble as Giunone in Cavalli's La Calisto.