The Ligeti Requiem with Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony

“Stepping forward for the Sequentia were soprano Audrey Luna and mezzo Allyson McHardy to heroically accomplish the vocal cliff-diving of Ligeti’s absurdly spaced intervals…McHardy brought a fullness and warmth that hinted at a vanished world of comfort.”...

Review of Mahler 2 with the Niagara Symphony

“Allyson McHardy’s mezzo-soprano was warm and inviting. She began the fourth movement with the gentle caress of her voice. Her interpretation of the fifth-movement text “Dein ist, ja dein” was strong and certain.” (The Whole Note, May 24 2017) “Allyson McHardy held...

Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis

Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the LA Master Chorale and Grant Gershon. “Allyson McHardy’s plangent mezzo-soprano was heartwarming in Agnus Dei.” (Classical Voice, January 23 2017) “Mezzo-Soprano Allyson McHardy was the standout of the group, matching a warm timbre...

As Suzuki in Madame Butterfly with the Vancouver Opera

“Suzuki…poignantly portrayed by Allyson McHardy” (Vancity buzz, 7 March 2016) “As Suzuki, Butterfly’s servant and only confidant, mezzo Allyson McHardy makes the most of her telling supporting role” (Vancouver Sun, 6 March 2016)...

As Suzuki in the Opéra de Montréal’s Madama Butterfly

“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...