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, Opera Saratoga, Tacoma Opera, Vashon Opera, Opera in the Heights, Opera Providence, Opera on the James, Seattle Symphony, Canton Symphony, Symphony Tacoma, Bremerton Symphony, Seattle Philharmonic, and Garden State Philharmonic, and has been a featured soloist for orchestral tours in both Italy and China.

Upcoming performances include appearances with Harmonia Seattle (Mozart Requiem, Bach Magnificat), Vashon Opera (Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos), SkyOpera (Musetta in La Bohème), and Bremerton Symphony (Dvořák Te Deum). She will perform the role of Eva in the world premiere of 21st Century Romance at Town Hall Seattle in 2023.

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, Nannetta in Falstaff, Norina in Don Pasquale, Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel, Frasquita in Carmen, and Yum-Yum in The Mikado.

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. Allison is also on faculty at Brevard Music Center in North Carolina.