OPERA AMERICA 2022 Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Prize
Alison and her design team were selected as a recipient of the Opera America 2022 Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Prize for their concept of Strauss' Salome. The biennial prize recognizes promising stage directors and designers for their ingenuity in bringing operatic work to life for contemporary audiences and connects these rising artists with producers who can advance their careers. Learn more about the award and concept: https://www.operaamerica.org/r/grants-awards/9441/opera-america-selects-four-teams-for-the-2022
Ariane et Barbe-bleue:Best of 2022
The San Francisco Chronicle and Mercury News named Ariane et Barbe-bleue at West Edge Opera one of their Best of 2022. Joshua Kosman of the San Francisco Chronicle described the production as "magnificent." Learn more about the production:
NOA Fellowship Recipient
Alison was recently awarded the 2022/23 JoElyn Wakefield-Wright Stage Director Fellowship from the National Opera Association. The National Opera Association's JoElyn Wakefield-Wright Stage Director Fellowship provides funding to aspiring Opera Stage Directors as they begin their careers. To learn more: https://www.noa.org/initiatives/stage-director-fellow.html?fbclid=IwAR2koodwv5amxd4-2xP1qFlFw6DzZoarjCnwTbypg1G3hFes6p5RXz_og58
In the 2022/23 season, Alison will join the assistant stage directing staff at the Metropolitan Opera for Mozart's Idomeneo and the new production of Terence Blanchard's Champion.
Alison will return to the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music to direct Handel's Agrippina at the beginning of the spring semester.