Powder Her Face
The Importance of Being Earnest
Praised for her "high, sweet coloratura" and "nuanced performance", soprano Alison Scherzer's creative portfolio spans opera, musical theater, concert, operetta, theater and film. She will be joining the Equilibrium Young Artists initiative during the 20/21 season as The Queen for the world premiere of Gerald Barry's opera Salome, conducted by Barbara Hannigan at the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
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*World Premiere, LA Philharmonic, 2021
*World Premiere, Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, 2021
NOF - Nouvel Opéra Fribourg - Neue Oper Freiburg, 2021
Athénée Théâtre Louis-Jouvet, Paris, 2021
NOF - Nouvel Opéra Fribourg - Neue Oper Freiburg, 2019
various opera, operetta, musical theater , 2016-2017
Additionally next season, Scherzer will reprise her role as Maid in Thomas Adès' Powder Her Face in a co-production with Nouvel Opéra Fribourg and Athénée Théâtre Louis-Jouvet, where she recently sang Cecily Cardew in Gerald Barry's The Importance of Being Earnest. Previously, she performed as a soloist at the Gerhart-Hauptmann-Theater Görlitz-Zittau, where she sang Maid in Powder Her Face, Franziska Cagliari in Wiener Blut, Ulla in The Producers, Chava in Fiddler on the Roof and Stella/Ella in Frau Luna. Other roles include Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel, Blonde in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Zerbinetta and Najade in Ariadne auf Naxos, Mrs. Nordstrom in Sondheim's A Little Night Music, Curley's Wife in Carlisle Floyd's Of Mice and Men, Mabel in Pirates of Penzance, and Maria in The Sound of Music.
Scherzer studied at the University of Cincinnati - College Conservatory of Music (CCM) for her Master of Music degree and Artist Diploma studies.
— La Liberté