Mezzo-soprano Allison Hull is presently a frequent and accomplished performer in opera, concert, and recital, known for her versatility as singer, actor, and teacher alike.
2014 began with the title role of L’enfant at Milwaukee Opera Theater in Ravel’s charming opera. Later this spring she presented a faculty recital with esteemed flutist, Melissa Snoza at Carthage College in Kenosha Wisconsin, followed by Puccini’s La Boheme with the Florentine Opera Company of Milwaukee, and Skylight Opera’s 101 Insights at the Hotel Foster. Summer engagements include Florentine Opera at Colectivo performances, a Leiderabend at Villa Terrace with Opera on Tap, appearances at Festa Italiana, the Italian Community Center, and with the Racine Concert Band. Next season Ms. Hull will be covering Angelina in Rossini’s beloved Cenerentola, singing the Mezzo soloist with the Kenosha Symphony in Beethoven’s 9, and playing Pitty-sing in the Mikado with Milwaukee Opera Theater.
Ms. Hull’s notable stage work includes; Cherubino and Hilde Brun with Fresco Opera, Lady Angela in the Skylight Opera Theater’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience, Papagena and Third Sprit in The Magic Flute with the Milwaukee Symphony, Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte with Intimate Opera of Chicago, Mad Margaret and Peep Bo with the Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company of Chicago, Mercedes in Carmen with St. Petersburg Opera, Massenet’s Cendrillon and Hansel of Hansel and Gretel with Milwaukee Opera Theater, and the Alto soloist in the world premier of Kyong Mee Choi’s multimedia opera, The Eternal Tao, available on Ravello Records.
In the concert repertoire Ms. Hull has performed solos from Schubert’s Mass in G, Vivaldi’s Gloria, John Rutter’s Requiem, Bach’s Magnificat, Mozart’s Requiem and Mass in C, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Pauken Messe, and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. She sang the first full US performance of Carl Jenkin’s Mass for the Armed Man at St. John’s Cathedral in Milwaukee and joined originator, baritone Kurt Ollman and tenor Bill Lavonis in selections from the AIDS Quilt Songbook last fall at Parkside University.
Ms. Hull is a graduate of Lawrence University in vocal performance. She then continued with graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee while enjoying an apprenticeship with the Skylight Opera Theater. Ms. Hull has also served as a young artist for Glimmerglass Opera and Seattle Opera, where she received acclaim for her portrayal of Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro. Ms. Hull has won competitive awards from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions including District Winner and Third Place at the Regional Level. She was a Junior Winner in the Palm Beach Opera Competition and was chosen to participate in the Thomas Hampson Masterclass Series for PBS.
Ms. Hull enjoys membership with the voice faculties of Carthage College and Parkside University where she teaches both classical and music theater students. Ms. Hull also works with singers of all ages and abilities. She maintains a private studio in the Milwaukee, Kenosha, and Chicago area. Her students have been accepted to Universities such as USC, Roosevelt, Sunny, and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. They are performing with such organizations as the Chicago Symphony Chorus, Vox 3, Drury Lane Theater, First Stage, Milwaukee Opera Theater, SEWPA, and the Lyric Opera of Chicago.