more about alyssa
Hailed for her "exquisite coloratura" (South Florida Classical Review), Ms. Alyssa Click was last seen as Johanna in the Lowell House Opera production of Sweeney Todd and the four-part concert series Divas and Diamonds with Seaglass Theater Company. The pandemic has not prevented her from performing, however, and she has compiled a collection of virtual performances in collaboration with performers and companies across the country. This past summer, she was thrilled to return to Charlottesville Opera as an Emerging Artist to perform in a whirlwind abridged summer season full of concerts as well as in the chorus of La Bohème.
Other recent appearances include Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Despina cover (Cosi fan tutte), Florestine (The Ghosts of Versailles), Anna Reich (Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor), Daughter (Inheritance), Lucinda (Dark Sisters), Parpignol (La Femme Bohème) Virtu (L'incoronazione di Poppea), Lois Lane/Bianca (Kiss Me, Kate!), and Roxie Hart (Chicago). She made her conducting debut with Brookline Pierce School in their productions of The Music Man Jr. and The Little Mermaid Jr. in their 2019 season.
The pandemic has not prevented her from performing, however, and Alyssa has compiled a collection of virtual performances in collaboration with performers and companies across the country. She has been seen both performing and producing concerts such as Tinder Tales: A Virtual Cabaret, as a featured artist in the four-part concert series Divas and Diamonds with Seaglass Theater Company, The (virtual) Ballad of Sweeney Todd with Lowell House Opera, This Woman's Work with Opera on Tap Boston, HeARTsongs with Opera on Tap Boston, as a featured artist in the summer series Music & Martinis with Seaglass Theater Company, Bewitched with Seaglass Theater Company, as a chorus member in Paulus' The Road Home with the internationally acclaimed Taylor Festival Choir, and more.
Ms. Click is an avid concert performer and regularly cultivates concert programs beginning with A Group Experience in 2018. Other upcoming concerts include Miscast (postponed due to COVID-19) and Facing Forward/Looking Back (postponed due to COVID-19) featuring music of the same title by Jake Heggie alongside romantic French repertoire. She has also been featured with the Força Choir in recordings for the soundtracks of Code Vein and God Eater III in collaboration with Bandai Namco and composer Go Shiina.
As a lover of pedagogy, Ms. Click opened her private voice studio with the guidance of the NAU Community Music and Dance Academy in 2015 and now teaches primarily online to students across the country. Most recently, she joined BrightSpot Theater as a Song Performance Masterclass Teacher to coach and direct young singers on musical theatre audition pieces. She taught at Brookline Pierce School as their program’s Music Director, Chorus Master, and Conductor (2019). Ms. Click is a strong advocate of movement for young performers and taught pre-ballet for ages 4-6, hip-hop for ages 5-6, and musical theatre dance for grades 1-4 at The Village Dance Studio (2019). In the summer of 2014, she accepted the positions of Music Director and Choreographer with the Pinewood Players Drama Camp in their production of Rock Around The Block, returning to the company where she began her performing career in the summer of 2001.
Alyssa was both dance captain and assistant choreographer of Pierce School’s The Music Man Jr. in 2019. She was the Choreographer of the Turkish Embassy scene for the Miami Music Festival production of Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles in 2018. She was the choreographer and assistant director for the NAU “Jacks on Broadway Musical Revue” in both 2015 and 2016, working to bring musical theatre scenes to life in the fully student-run program.
Ms. Click is currently on the performance rosters of Moon River Opera as a Company Artist, Opera on Tap Boston as a Featured Artist, and Seaglass Theater Company as a Featured Artist. She has been a Young Artist with Charlottesville Opera, an Apprentice Artist with Miami Music Festival, and has performed with Opera NexGen, Lowell House Opera, Taylor Festival Choir, MassOpera, Boston Conservatory Opera, Northern Arizona University Lyric Theater, Flagstaff Light Opera Company, was an Intensive Artist with OperaWorks, as well as performing with and directing with Jacks on Broadway in scenes from Chicago, Little Shop of Horrors, Seussical the Musical, Sweet Charity, and more.
Ms. Click received her Post-Graduate Fellowship degree in Arts Administration at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and was the inaugural Fellow in the Conservatory side of the program. She holds a Master of Music degree in Opera Performance from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee under the instruction of Dr. Kerry Deal as well as a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Northern Arizona University under the instruction of Dr. Judith Cloud.