Allysa Packard, Voice and Piano
Allysa Packard, soprano, has sung all over the world including China and Italy, with various choirs and study programs. This last summer, her travels took her to Prague where she sang Countess in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaroin the Estates Theater with Prague Summer Nights.
Allysa has performed various roles and scenes from both opera and musical theater repertoire. Musical Theater roles include Belle from Beauty and the Beastto Marian the Librarian in The Music Man.She has participated in other shows such as Show Boat, Pirates of Penzance, and Trial By Jury. Opera roles include, Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, and Madame Lidoine in Dialogues des Carmelites.
She has won various awards including third place in the Dorothy Lincoln-Smith Competition NSAL DC chapterin 2018, Outstanding Senior, and a two-time USU Concerto Competition winner. She has been soloist in Bach’s St John’s Passion and Mass in B Minor and looks forward to being the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s 9thSymphony this April.
Allysa graduated with her Master’s in Music at the University of Maryland in the Maryland Opera Studio, studying with soprano Linda Mabbs. There she received training in movement, acting, mask, stage combat and many other correlating courses. She graduated with her Bachelor’s of Music from Utah State University in Vocal Performance, where she studied with soprano Cindy Dewey.
In addition to singing, Allysa’s passion for music really grew as she learned to play the piano. Beginning her studies at the age of 5 Allysa studied the piano up through her sophomore year of college. The repertoire she has learned ranges from baroque to contemporary, receiving many awards at the music academy she attended. She enjoys helping others gain an understanding of the instrument that brings her so much joy, even if it’s something as simple as playing a scale or arpeggio.