Soprano Ally Christiansen is a graduate student studying Voice Performance & Pedagogy at Rider University’s Westminster Choir College. During her time at Westminster, Ally has sang in the Westminster Symphonic Choir as well as in the prestigious Westminster Singers. Her current role in Westminster Opera Theater is Masha from Ben Moore’s Enemies: A Love Story. Previous roles include La Zelatrice from Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Katherine Howard in a staged production of Libby Larsen’s Try Me, Good King. In 2023 she won first place in the graduate-level Westminster Voice Awards Competition.
Ally graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance at Brigham Young University in 2021. Her roles at BYU included Ida and covering Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, and covering the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte. Recent professional work includes teaching private voice lessons at Dr. Isaac Hurtado’s Utah Vocal Arts Academy, as well as singing as a chorister for the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has been featured in masterclasses with Dr. Scott Allen Jarrett, Prof. JoAnn Kulesza, Anton Belov, and Dr. J. Arden Hopkin. She studied with Darrell Babidge and Jennifer Welch-Babidge from 2012-2018, with Dr. Diane Reich from 2018-2022, and is now studying with Professor Margaret Cusack.