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Alison McDonald, soprano, was born and brought up in Arbroath.She studied singing with Raimund Herincx at North East Scotland Music School in Aberdeen where she herself now teaches singing. ( link )

Since her professional debut  in Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana at Aberdeen International Youth Festival  she has  sung with many oratorio groups throughout Scotland. In concert  she has performed Mozart’s  concert arias with orchestra, premiered two new Scottish song cycles and demonstrated a wide recital repertoire encompassing Schumann, Schubert, Brahms, Faure and Greig .

Alison has appeared as guest soprano with Bands, Choirs, Strathspey  and  Reel Societies, and Orchestras in Scotland  and with Male  Voice Choirs in England. She has sung at Pitlochry Festival , Ruthven Festival of Music, appeared at Dundee Rep with three tenors from Maggio Musicale, Florence and performed on many occasions in the splendour of Glamis Castle.

Other appearances  have included  the Malcolm Sargent Hospitals’ Carol Concert in Aberdeen, Military band concerts in the Usher Hall  Edinburgh and in Dundee’s Caird Hall.

Her debut  with Tayside Opera  was in 1986 when she sang the title role in Aida.

Her many leading soprano roles with the company have included : Adina in L’Elisir D’Amore ; Marguerita in Faust ; Liu in Turandot ;  Susannah in The Marriage of Figaro ; Pamina and the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute ; Lady Macbeth ;  Elizabeth in  Don Carlos and Lucia in Lucia di  Lammermoor.

Most recently, she sang Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, Amelia in A Masked Ball, and Violetta in the society’s production of La Traviata.