Alisa Peterson’s amber, sultry soprano and her commitment to style and articulate phrasing are bringing her great success. Her elegant appearance and natural ability to create multifaceted, authentic characters make her an instant audience favorite.
Last season Ms. Peterson sang the soprano solo in Marie Nelson Bennett’s Once in Israel at the Libby Gardner Concert Hall in Salt Lake City. During the 2016/17 season, she performed Ann in Martin Halpern’s Joint Return at Shetler Studios in NYC.
In recent seasons, audiences have seen Ms. Peterson in the roles of Minnie in The Prospector and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte with LA Opera Outreach, Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore and Isabelle/Madeline in Mollicone’s The Face on the Barroom Floor with Opera Las Vegas, Countess Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro with Paradigm Chamber Orchestra, Giulia in The Gondoliers and Gabriella in La Rondine with Utah Opera, the title role in Suor Angelica and Poppea in L’Incoronazione di Poppea at La Musica Lirica in Italy, Musetta in La Bohème with Sandy City Symphony, and in the title role of Donizetti’s Rita with Rochester Lyric Opera. She has covered for Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni at Festival of the Voice in Phoenicia (NY) and for Violetta in La Traviata with Nevada Opera Theatre. While in the Master’s program at University of Utah, she performed Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Alice Ford in Falstaff, and Rose in Street Scene.
Active in concert music, Alisa Peterson has been a featured soloist in sacred works, recitals, and programs featuring the American Songbook across the United States, including: Beethoven’s Mass in C and Symphony No. 9, Händel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Exsultate Jubilate, and Coronation Mass, Dvorak’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Tan Dun’s Water Passion, Haydn’s Creation, Kleine Orgelmesse, Lord Nelson Mass, and Creation Mass, Babbit’s Phonemena, and Schoenberg’s 2nd String Quartet. She made her Carnegie Hall debut as the soprano soloist in John Rutter’s Requiem and Haydn’s Missa Brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo.
Ms. Peterson has developed a long-standing passion for contemporary music whose composers find her dramatic and succinctly musical approach to be the perfect compliment to their writing. She is a “go to” soprano for New York composer Martin Halpern and has created a number of characters in his operas. She has also sung works by Marie Nelson Bennett, Brian Crosby, Igor Iachimciuc, Samuel Richards, Yehudi Wyner, and Marie Grudzien.
Biography from stephensnicolson.com.