"I can't quite pin down what it was about her singing--she just seemed to 'get it'. I even let a 'brava' escape my throat and I never do that."
- Garrett Harris , San Diego Reader
Allysa Packard, soprano, most recently performed as Princess Mi in Lehar's Das Land des Lächelns with the Washington Opera Society at the Austrian Embassy. In 2019, she made her debut as a soloist with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony under the baton of conductor Julien Benichou. Allysa performed also in Potomac Vocal Institute’s inaugural season of their opera workshop Lady Parts as First Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, under the direction of Christopher Ocasek and Julia Mitzner. Allysa has been able to perform various roles and scenes in programs including Countess/Le nozze di Figaro at the Estates Theater with the Prague Summer Nights Festival, Madame Lidoine/Dialogues des Carmélites, and Vitellia/La clemenza di Tito with the Maryland Opera Studio, Ottavia/L’incoronazione di Poppea with Opera NEO in San Diego, and covering Lauretta/Gianni Schicchi with Utah Festival Opera.
In 2017 she originated the role of Lilac in a new work opera entitled The Young King composed by Martin Hennessey. She has won various awards, most recently receiving 3rd Place in the Dorothy Lincoln-Smith Competition (NSAL DC Chapter) and has been a soloist in Bach’s St John’s Passion and Mass in B Minor. Allysa received her Bachelor of Music from Utah State University, and recently completed her Master of Music as a soprano in the Maryland Opera Studio at the University of Maryland.
"The soloists, Allysa Packard, Jordan Swett, Israel Lozano and Kevin Short were outstanding, particularly in the second quartet of the Ode to Joy."
"A pause before the defining 4th movement allowed the solo vocalists to take their places in front of the maestro’s podium: authoritative bass baritone Kevin Short, tempestuous tenor Israel Lozano, with piercing duel phrasing by soprano Allysa Packard and alto Jordan Swett."
-Steven Parks, Spy Review