Allison Pohl


Classical Voice Summer Institute

Soprano Allison Pohl's vivacious stage presence and spirited singing have inspired enthusiastic responses across three continents.  Her work has received positive reviews for her “sparkling voice” ( and “exuberant” performances (Opera News).  Of her performance in L'elisir d'amore at Virginia Opera, The Washington Post wrote: “Allison Pohl stood out with a ripe, flavorful soprano and ample character.”

Allison has appeared with opera companies and orchestras throughout the United States, including Boston Lyric Opera, New York City Opera, Seattle Opera, Virginia Opera, Tacoma Opera, Seattle Symphony, Canton Symphony, Tacoma Symphony, Bremerton Symphony, and Garden State Philharmonic, and has been a featured soloist for orchestral tours in both Italy and China.  

Favorite operatic roles recently performed include both Countess and Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Tatyana in Eugene Onegin, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Adina in L’elisir d’amore, Blanche de la Force in Dialogues des Carmélites, Norina in Don Pasquale, Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, and Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel. 

As a member of Soprello, Allison has also performed chamber music and new compositions across North America with her husband, cellist Alistair MacRae. She is a Seattle Opera Career Grant recipient, winner of the Seattle Philharmonic Concerto Competition, and holds degrees from SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music and Boston University.