Mezzo-soprano Alissa Andraski began her voice training at Interlochen Arts Academy. Alissa made her jazz debut at Corson Auditorium with the Interlochen Big Band Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Bill Sears. Alissa holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Classical Vocal Performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts and a Performance and Language Diploma from Florence University of the Arts in Italy. After graduating from music conservatories, she moved to Germany to study with Soprano Sandra Moon at the Munich Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz and the German language at the University of Munich. While in Europe she performed in Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, and Holland. Alissa is fluent in English, Italian, and German.
Alissa was a Resident Artist in Australia for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. In 2014, she was a finalist in the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Aria Competition and the recipient of the Melbourne Opera Studio's International Fellowship. In 2015, Alissa was awarded the Van Straten-Turley Family Foundation Fellowship.
Favorite roles performed include Anna Gomez and the Foreign Woman in Menotti’s The Consul, Granma Joad in Ricky Ian Gordon's The Grapes of Wrath, Papagena and the Dritte Dame in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, the Abbess in Britten’s Curlew River, and Leonora in John Duke’s Captain Lovelock. Alissa has performed at festivals throughout Australia and Europe. Notable roles include Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Der Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos, Niklausse in Les Contes d'Hoffmann, and Tisbe in La Cenerentola.
Alissa has worked with local companies such as Chicago Opera Theater and Sugar Creek Opera. She is managed by Harwood Management in New York City. Alissa is also a voice-over and commercial artist with Lori Lins Ltd. in Chicago.
In addition to singing, Alissa is on the voice and piano faculty at the Chicago School of Music. To inquire about lessons, see Alissa's contact page.