Alison Calhoun is a third-year Graduate Assistant in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at The Johns Hopkins University, where she specializes in Literature of the Renaissance in France. Also a singer, she has a particular interest in the theatrical music of the French baroque. In the 2004–05 season, she staged the world premiere of Amy Beth Kirsten’s Ophelia Forever in the Singing Shakespeare program.
In the 2005–06 season, Alison will stage Charpentier’s Actéon as part of the Pastorale & Masque program. She is excited to be directing her second opera at Peabody, especially since this year’s Early Music program coincides with her own academic interests in Early Modern France.