Allison Cook

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the 02 of May, 2024

the 05 of May, 2024

the 08 of May, 2024

the 10 of May, 2024

the 12 of May, 2024

the 14 of May, 2024

Miss Jessel

The Turn of the Screw

the 03 of February, 2020

the 04 of February, 2020

the 06 of February, 2020

the 08 of February, 2020

the 09 of February, 2020

Red Queen/Queen o...

Alice's Adventures Under Ground

the 05 of October, 2019

the 11 of October, 2019

the 14 of October, 2019

the 17 of October, 2019

the 19 of October, 2019

the 22 of October, 2019

Marquise de Merteuil


the 09 of February, 2019

the 10 of February, 2019

the 12 of February, 2019

the 13 of February, 2019

the 28 of September, 2018

the 03 of October, 2018

the 06 of October, 2018

the 12 of October, 2018

the 18 of October, 2018

the 20 of October, 2018

the 23 of October, 2018



the 22 of February, 2017

the 26 of February, 2017

the 27 of February, 2017

the 02 of March, 2017

the 03 of March, 2017

Marquise de Merteuil


the 14 of September, 2016

the 16 of September, 2016

the 20 of September, 2016

Miss Jessel

The Turn of the Screw

the 28 of September, 2016

the 30 of September, 2016

the 13 of October, 2016

the 17 of October, 2016

Miss Jessel

The Turn of the Screw

the 22 of September, 2015

the 24 of September, 2015

the 25 of September, 2015

the 27 of September, 2015

the 29 of September, 2015

the 30 of September, 2015

the 02 of October, 2015

the 03 of October, 2015


Powder Her Face

the 11 of September, 2014

the 13 of September, 2014

the 16 of September, 2014


Anna Nicole

the 18 of September, 2014

the 20 of September, 2014

the 24 of September, 2014


Anna Nicole


With an extraordinary versatility and vocal range seldom found, Allison Cook's recent seasons have seen a number of important debuts, including at Teatro alla Scala, Wiener Festwochen, Teatro Colón Buenos Aires, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie and Teatr Wielki; as well as the expansion of her original mezzo repertoire to include roles such as Marie in Wozzeck, the Duchess of Argyll in Powder her Face, the title role in Kaija Saariaho’s Emilie, Judith in Bluebeard’s Castle and Schoenberg’s Erwartung.

The current season features two world premieres; Gerald Barry’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with the Britten Sinfonia conducted by Thomas Adès at the Barbican in London and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and Kasia Glowicka’s Only My Pen Tolerates My Choices in recital at Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie. Allison also returns to Teatro all Scala in her role debut as Miss Jessel in Kasper Holten’s production of The Turn of the Screw and makes her debut at the Gran Teatre del Liceu as the Marquise de Merteuil. In concert Allison joins the Britten Sinfonia for The Dream of Gerontius and Phaedra in Aldeburgh.

Allison Cook created the role of Marquise de Merteuil, to great critical acclaim in the world premier of Luca Francesconi's Quartett at Teatro all Scala conducted by Susanna Malkki and directed by Alex Ollé / Valentina Carrasco and La Fura dels Baus. This highly successful collaboration has since seen the production travel to Vienna, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Buenos Aires and in concert in Paris with L'Ensemble Intercontemporain. Allison recently sang two new productions of Thomas Adès's Powder Her Face in New York, Warsaw and La Monnaie. Working with directors Jay Scheib and Mariusz Trelinski to create the role of the Duchess of Argyll, again to significant critical acclaim, her collaboration with Trelinski continued last season with another role debut, this time as Judith in his highly celebrated Bluebeard's Castle.

Allison also made her role debut in Netia Jone's sensational production of Schoenberg's Erwartung at the Bergen International Festival and was praised as "downright phenomenal" in Kaija Saariaho's Emily in Salzburg.
A former member of Les Jeunes Voix du Rhin at the Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg and the Centre Formation Lyrique at Opéra National du Paris , Allison's European profile has been build on performances including Der Komponist (Ariadne auf Naxos) in Strasbourg, world premier of Peter Eotvos's Le Balcon in Aix en Provence, Amsterdam and Toulouse, roles of Kate Julian ( Owen Wingrave) Blossom ( Turnage's Anna Nicole) at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Der Trommler (Der Kaiser Von Atlantis) with Opéra National du Lorraine  and at Le Cité de la Musique in Paris and both Carmen and Orlosky for GTO Glyndebourne.

Allison has worked with some of the world's most influential artists including Sir Andrew Davies, Sir Tony Pappano, Susanna Malkki, Christopher Eschenbach, Mariusz Trelinski, Alex Ollé and Valentina Carrasco, Peter Eotvos, Louis Langrée, Richard Jones, Keith Warner, Jay Scheib, Marc Minkowski..... She also continues to be heard around the world on the concert platform in a diverse repertoire from Purcell to Schoenberg, has appeared in two Proms in London and will later on in the season give a recital at La Monnaie in Bruxelles which will include another world premiere.