Allison Voth

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As a diction coach, my goal is to help singers deeply care about words and to discover the transformative power of diction.

Allison Voth joined Boston Conservatory in 2006 and is an instructor of English and French diction.

Voth, a well-known diction coach, has work as coach and/or répétiteur with such companies as Opera Boston, Boston Lyric Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Emmanuel Music, Providence Opera, and Opera North. Festivals include Opera Unlimited, The Florence Vocal Seminar and the Athens Music Festival. Voth has been the music director for the Cantata Singers (Boston) Chamber Series since 2007.

A champion of new music, Voth has performed and assisted in many premieres with ALEA III, Collage New Music, The New Music Consort, The Group for Contemporary Players, and The National Orchestra Association New Music Project. She is a specialist in the music of Paul Bowles and was on the cutting edge of the Paul Bowles revival movement in the 1990s when she produced and performed in a multi-media production of music and readings entitled Paul Bowles: One Man, Two Minds at Merkin Hall in New York. The EOS Ensemble consequently invited her to participate in its Paul Bowles Festival in New York where she premiered a set of piano preludes.

Voth is also well-recognized for her opera supertitles which have been used at such companies as Washington Opera, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Barbicon Festival in London, Opera Boston, and Palm Beach Opera. She is currently Boston Lyric Opera’s in-house co-creator of supertitles with the renowned scenic designer, John Conklin. Voth can be heard on CRI Recordings. Voth is also the principal coach and associate professor at Boston University’s Opera Institute and School of Music. 

Voth earned her B.M. from the University of British Columbia, in Canada and then moved to New York City where she received her M.M. from the Manhattan School of Music.