News from Allyson McHardy, Soprano

As Hippolyta in the Aix-en-Provence Festival’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Jul 18, 2015 | Reviews

“Scott Conner and Allyson McHardy, in the bespangled throwaway roles of Theseus and Hippolyta, make their mark late on by injecting earthly dignity into the midnight mayhem.” (Backtrack, 06 July 2015)

“Scott Conner (Theseus) and Allyson McHardy (Hippolyta) add their stately, but nonetheless spicy, presence to this exhilarating microcosm.” (L’Avant-Scène Opera, 07 July 2015)

“…even if they only appear in the final tableau, Scott Conner and Allyson McHardy do not satisfy any less as Thésée and Hippolyta with their very beautiful voices.” (ForumOpera, 10 July 2015)

“…the beautiful mezzo of Allyson McHardy’s Hippolyta brings a noble touch to the final tableau.” (Resmusica, 13 July 2015)

“…Allyson McHardy is a flirtatious, humorous Queen with a sonorous mezzo” (Opernmetz, 17 July 2015)

“From Allyson McHardy (Hippolyta) to the Trinity Boys Choir of David Swinson, and including Scott Conner (Theseus), Rupert Charlesworth (Lysander), John Chest (Demetrius), Elizabeth DeShong (Hermia), Layla Claire (Helena) and a troop of artisans that is totally hilarious, the ensemble is a treat!” (Le Temps, 6 July, 2015)

“Allyson McHardy held court with a gilded mezzo-soprano tone that has set her apart from her contemporaries.”
- Toronto Star