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Soprano, Alannah Spencer is a natural story-teller at ease in both operatic and song repertoire.

Alannah has an affinity for performing overlooked operatic gems. Most recently, she portrayed Luise in Eugen d’Aubert’s rarely seen comedic opera Die Abreise with Evanston Chamber Opera.  Other overlooked roles on her resume include Bagatelle in Offenbach’s Bagatelle and Clytemnestra in Milhaud’s Agamemnon. Never one to forsake the classics, Alannah has performed Antonia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Sandman in Hansel and Gretel and a variety of roles from the more popular cannon as well.

A great lover of art song and new music, Alannah enjoys collaborating with composers and premiering new works. She was the singer for the second place team at the inaugural Chicago SongSlam, a new-music art song competition, hosted by Lori Laitman. Alannah is also the vocalist for the voice and percussion duo VoxBox which specializes in performing premiers.

Despite the winter’s best efforts, the Midwest cannot seem to get rid of Alannah. She received degrees in vocal performance and anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison then moved a full three hours south to obtain a Master’s of Music in vocal performance from Roosevelt University in Chicago. Alannah is a founding member of the feminist opera collective the Valkyrie Ensemble and is a choral section leader at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Evanston. In her free time, she enjoys reading, going to museums, and trying to create the perfect cheese plate.

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