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Gianni Schicchi ARE Opera by Voce di Meche

"As Rinuccio's Zia Zita, mezzo-soprano Allison Gish employed her substantial instrument and stage presence to create a character."

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Dell’Arte Opera serves up a racy and exuberant “La Calisto” from New York Classical Review by David Wright

"At last, Juno, wife of Jove, arrived on the scene, resplendent in a wedding-cake gown and magenta headdress. Sizing up the situation in a flash, she gave her errant husband a tongue-lashing, laid the bear curse on poor, unoffending Callisto, and ordered the other characters to get their acts together. In this déesse-ex-machina role, Allison Gish’s [mezzo] soprano was a trumpet of indignation."

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dell'Arte Opera Ensemble: LA CALISTO from Oberon's Grove

"Vocally, the afternoon got off to a splendid start as Allison Gish intoned the lines of La Natura with a voice that evoked thoughts of the great contraltos of bygone days."

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Reviews: New York City - DUST from Opera News by Arlo McKinnon

The Mannes production was superb. Music director Joan La Barbara—herself a living legend in the genre—clearly trained this cast of fine young singers to a high degree of polish and commitment.  Baritone Mario Diaz-Moresco, as the character “I Live in the Park,” served as Virgil to the audiences Dante, in that he narrated the essential facts and gave biographical sketches of his street pals, as well as singing the transition from the stories to the songs. Diaz-Moresco’s performance, as with those of his colleagues, was flawless. The rest of the cast included sopranos Julia Meadows (“Lucille”) and Marisa Karchin (Shirley Temple”), mezzo Allison Gish (“Green Pants”), and baritone Alexander Greenzeig (“The Rug”). 


PERFORMANCE REVIEW: Robert Ashley, DUST from The Log Journal by Steve Smith

"Allison Gish actually found fresh shades of self-flagellating nuance in the role of 'Green Pants,' a part originally performed by Ashley’s son, Sam Ashley."



NIGHT TWO: a review of Cantanti PROJECT’s production of Handel's Orlando on 02/19/17 by Jeremy Hirsch, Opera Critic of 'The Entertainment Hour'

"Angelica’s lover Medoro was played sympathetically by mezzo-soprano Allison Gish. Her Medoro was more comforting than conniving, showing genuine compassion for Dorinda. Ms. Gish’s voice warmed up in the da capo of her first aria and maintained a solid core throughout the evening. Her coloratura was agile and stylish and like Ms. Hann’s shined most in the da capo sections of her arias."

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Allison Gish speaks about playing Green Pants in Robert Ashley's DUST