News from Allyson McHardy, Soprano

As Suzuki in the Opéra de Montréal’s Madama Butterfly

Sep 20, 2015 | Reviews

“Among the other principal roles, the discovery of two beautiful and powerful dark voices: the Canadian mezzo Allyson McHardy and the American baritone Morgan Smith, she in the role of the servant Cio-Cio-San, he as the American consul. Moreover, the young McHardy brings to this secondary role much more power and humanity that one usually sees in this character.” (La Presse, 20 September 2015)

“Of the cast, high mention goes to the intensity of Canadian mezzo-soprano Allyson McHardy, very impressive in the role of Suzuki. Confidante of the ill-fated Madame Butterfly, her performance touched all the emotions, surpassing in power and emotional resonance that stirred our passions.” (Le Journal de Montreal, 20 September 2015)

“Mezzo-soprano Allyson McHardy was crisp and convincing as her maid Suzuki.” (Montreal Gazette, 20 September 2015)

“Allyson McHardy’s Suzuki is sensitive, touching and perfectly in character.” (l’Avant-Scène Opéra, 19 September 2015)

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