Un ballo in maschera (Ulrica)

Riccardo, the king, is the target of a conspiracy plotting his assassination, while in the middle of a love triangle with his best friend’s wife. A dark prophecy warns of the cruel fate he will meet at the masked ball.  Directed by Jeffrey Marc Buchman and conducted by Christofer Macatsoris.

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April 25 - May 2: Academy of Vocal Arts, Helen Corning Warden Theater

May 5: Haverford Centennial Hall

May 9: Central Bucks South High School

April 25, 28, 30, and May 2, 5, 9, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Jubilate! A Concert of Sacred Music (Alto soloist)

Conducted by David Antony Lofton with the AVA Opera Orchestra

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March 14 - Bryn Mawr, Church of the Redeemer

March 15 - Center City, Church of the Holy Trinity

Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 7:30 PM & Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Beethoven Mass in C Major (Alto soloist)

With the Bucks County Symphony Orchestra 

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Central Bucks High School West

Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 3:00 PM

Schwabacher Debut Recital

With baritone Laureano Quant and pianist Nicholas Roehler

Presented by the Merola Opera Program and San Francisco Opera

Featuring music by Santoliquido, Berlioz, Mahler, and Bolcom

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Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater

Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera

War Memorial Veterans Building

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 7:30 PM

Carmen (Mercédès)

Georges Bizet’s captivating opera Carmen tells the story of a fiery, independent woman who drives a Spanish soldier to choose between duty and freedom.  Conductor Roberto Kalb and director Harry Silverstein return after collaborating on The Barber of Seville in 2018.  

Tulsa Performing Arts Center - Chapman Music Hall

October 25, 2019 at 7:30 pm and October 27, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Merola Grand Finale

The Merola Opera Program concludes the summer with the Merola Grand Finale with Maestro George Manahan at the helm and Merolini stage director Greg Eldrige.  Performing on the set of Billy Budd on the San Francisco Opera stage in the War Memorial Opera House with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra.  Featuring in Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmelites (Mere Marie) and Thomas's Hamlet (Gertrude).

" “Hamlet” is a tough sell musically, but on this occasion it had a formidable advocate in the person of mezzo-soprano Alice Chung, whose ringing, magisterial performance as Gertrude — abetted by baritone Timothy Murray in the title role – lent Thomas’ limp score a soaring grandeur it might otherwise have lacked." - San Francisco Chronicle

"Soprano Amber R. Monroe and mezzo Alice Chung filled the enormous hall with their powerful, expertly projected voices, but the performances went beyond that already impressive accomplishment.  Portraying, respectively, Madame Lidoine and Mère Marie de l’Incarnation, the doomed nuns of Francis Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites, the two young artists engaged hearts and minds in the uniquely affecting way music must provide to realize the art’s potential." - San Francisco Classical Voice

"Then came what may well have been the vocal and dramatic highlight of the concert —mezzo-soprano Alice Chung as Hamlet’s mother, Gertrude, and baritone Tim Murray as Hamlet in a gut-wrenching scene from Ambroise Thomas’s Hamlet." - The Berkeley Daily Planet

'One of the best performances of the evening came from mezzo-soprano Alice Chung as Gertrude in Thomas' Hamlet. Her voice is simply vivid and I loved hearing her sing "Hamlet, ma douleur est immense." ' - The Opera Tattler

"Ms. Chung’s presence was powerful even as Mr Murray castigated her for the death of her husband, Hamlet’s father. Their voices gave the Mother-Son relationship a new dimension beyond the usual lascivious Queen and up-tight Prince." - LivelyFoundation.org

"A special note, however, had to be made for hair-raising production of a duet from seldom-seen Ambroise Thomas’ Hamlet,...found the regal-sounding Chung as Gertrude (Hamlet’s mother) moving from emotion to emotion – concern, confusion, denial and guilt – all within a single scene; it was truly a formidable experience! She had great rapport with her “sparring partner”, baritone Tim Murray..." - Parterre.com

August 17, 2019 at 7:30 pm

If I Were You (World Premiere)

Commissioned by the Merola Opera Program, Jake Heggie's new opera "If I Were You" runs in Herbst Theater in the Veterans Building.  Nicole Paiement conducts and Keturah Stickann directs this world premiere.

August 1-6, 2019

Schwabacher Summer Concert (Azucena)

The Merola Opera Program opens this summer with the Schwabacher Summer Concert, featuring extended scenes with orchestra from La Rondine (Suzy), Lucia di Lammermoor (Alisa), Die schweigsame Frau (Carlotta), Faust (Siebel), Il trovatore (Azucena).  Maestro Craig Kier conducts and Jose Maria Condemi directs.

"...the singer that really had me on edge and paying attention was mezzo-soprano Alice Chung, whose Azucena is strong and otherworldly." - The Opera Tattler

"In the role of Azucena, mezzo-soprano Alice Chung was stupendous! Her husky voice is admirably suited to the role of this tormented Gypsy woman; and Alice Chung sang with great gusto and enormous vocal range." - The Berkeley Daily Planet

July 11, 2019 at 7:30 pm and July 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Romeo et Juliette (Gertrude)

The Academy of Vocal Arts presents Gounod's Romeo et Juliette for the first time under the baton of Maestro Steven Mosteller and stage director Jeffrey Marc Buchman

April 25, 27, 30, and May 2, 4, 7, 2019

Jubilate! A Concert of Sacred Music

The Academy of Vocal Arts presents Jubilate! under the baton of Maestro David Antony Lofton

March 16 and 17, 2019

Così fan tutte (Despina)

The Academy of Vocal Arts presents Mozart's Così fan tutte under the baton of Maestro Macatsoris and staged by Dorothy Danner.

"Top vocal honors went to mezzo Alice Chung, whose scene-stealing turn as the chambermaid Despina verged on grand larceny." - BroadStreetReview.com

"...best diction in the company and real comic flair." - Parterre.com

March 2, 5, 7, 9, and 12, 2019

Rusalka (Jezibaba)

The Academy of Vocal Arts presents Dvorak's Rusalka for the first time.  Music director Luke Housner and stage director K. James McDowell.

"Her rich, well-supported instrument thunders through Jezibaba’s warnings to Rusalka..." - Broadstreetreview.com

"Hers is a gleaming, formidable, take-no-prisoners...mezzo. That alone is rare enough in a singer so young, and Chung deploys it with real panache and theatrical flair (including the best operatic cackle I’ve heard since Christa Ludwig’s fabulous recording of the Hansel und Gretel Hexe.)" - Parterre.com

January 26, 29, 31 and February 2, 2019

Russian Romances

The Academy of Vocal Arts presents a recital of Russian Romances with Ghenady Meirson at the piano and featuring Vivian Barton Dozer at the cello.

Helen Corning Warden Theater

"Alice Chung’s mezzo has a special sheen in the upper register, and she brought operatic tonal glamour to a group of three Borodin songs." - Parterre.com

December 17 and 18, 2018

Suor Angelica/Le villi (La zia Principessa; La Badessa)

The Academy of Vocal Arts presents Suor Angelica and Le villi under the baton of Maestro Macatsoris and Maestro Richard Raub, directed by David Gately.

"...a columnar mezzo with power and sheen." - Parterre.com

November 3, 6, 8, 10, 18, and 27, 2018

New Student Recital

Helen Corning Warden Theater

The Academy of Vocal Arts

September 20 and 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Il trovatore (Azucena cover)

Central City Opera House

July 14, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 and August 1, 3, 2018

Beethoven Fantasia in C minor (Alto soloist)

Helzberg Hall

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

April 13, 14, 2018 at 8 pm and 15 at 2 pm

Rigoletto (Giovanna)

Muriel Kauffman Theater

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

March 3, 7, 9, 2018, at 7:30 pm and 11 at 2 pm

Hänsel und Gretel (Die Hexe)

White Recital Hall

James C. Olson Performing Arts Center

Friday, October 27, 2017, at 7:30 pm and Sunday, October 29, 2017, at 2 pm

Eugene Onegin (Madame Larina)

Muriel Kauffman Theater

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

September 30, October 4, 6, 2017, at 7:30 pm, and October 8, 2017 at 2 pm

Merola Grand Finale

Featured in a scene of Leoncavallo's La Boheme as Musetta

Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Schwabacher Summer Concert

Thursday: San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Sunday: Bing Concert Hall (Stanford University)

Featured in scenes of The Ballad of Baby Doe (Augusta), Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza), and Street Scene (Mrs. Olsen)

 

"a force of nature — with a sound both powerful and appealing" - SFCV.org

Thursday, July 6 & Sunday, July 9, 2017, 7:30 pm

Inside Music Series: Christine Brewer Masterclass

Helzberg Hall

Kauffman Performing Arts Center

Open to the public

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 11:00 AM

Rodelinda (Eduige)

White Recital Hall

James C. Olson Performing Arts Center

Thursday-Sunday, March 23-26, 2016

Dead Man Walking (Sister Lillianne)

Muriel Kauffman Theatre

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

March 4, 8, 10 and 12, 2017

Alice Chung, Mezzo-Soprano in Concert

Victorville Thanksgiving Church

Featuring Brian Chan-collaborative piano, Grace Wallace-soprano, and Patrick Olmos-saxophone

Saturday, December 17, 2016, 4 PM

Saint-Saen's Christmas Oratorio (Alto soloist)

St. John's United Methodist Church 

Ward Parkway

Sunday, December 11, 2016 10:45 am

Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi (La Zia Principessa/Zita)

White Recital Hall

James C. Olson Performing Arts Center

Friday, October 21, 2016, 7 PM and Sunday, October 23, 2016, 2:30 PM

The Ballad of Baby Doe (Mama McCourt)

Central City Opera House

August 2, 2016, at 2:30 pm

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