Allyson Bennett is an American soprano studying under Jane Eaglen at the New England Conservatory pursuing a Master of Music degree in Opera Performance. Originating from small town Pennsylvania, Allyson's a Boston-based classical vocalist with a passion for operatic and song repertoire. Past operatic appearances include Madame Lidoine in Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites, Mimì in Puccini's La Bohème, and Valletto in Monteverdi's L’incoronazione di Poppea.
Outside of operatic appearances Allyson is an active recitalist. She was a featured soloist in many concerts such as premiering Flora Sun's new work “難波津に Naniwa-zu ni” (2021), NEC's Heine Liederabend, NEMPAC's Opera from the Balcony, a benefit recital with Sparrow Live for the family of Breonna Taylor, Dvořák's "Song to the Moon" with the New England Conservatory Symphonic Winds, and performing Ian Wiese's new work (2019) "Aus Liebe".
Allyson participated in competitions and won awards including the 1st place prize for Rising Talents of Americas with the Greater Composers Competition International and 1st place Classical Vocal Performance in the Pottstown Rotary Performing Arts Scholarship Competition. The Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions named her a qualifying singer in 2020. She was also placed as Runner-Up for Best Schumann piece and Second Runner-Up for Artist of the Year 2017 with the Greater Composers Competition International.
An avid lover of the many genres of classical vocal music, her repertoire expands from the Baroque to present day compositions. She is always excited to explore new works and collaborate with composers. If you would like to know more information on Allyson's performance credits, please see "Resume" in the website menu above.
Recently, Allyson has earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance and a Liberal Arts minor in German studies from New England Conservatory. She is eager to continue her artistic growth in Boston and cannot wait to share with you what lies in store ahead.