A frequent guest of the Semperoper Dresden, as well as other European opera houses, Allen Boxer most recently debuted the role of the Chirurgo in a new Dresden production of La forza del destino, covered the lead role in Le pavillon d'Or in Strasbourg and created the lead character, Jake, in the world premiere of Fuck the Facts with the Neuköllner Oper in Berlin.

 

          Last season he appeared as the 3. Student von Krakow (Doktor Faust) and Vicomte Cascada (Die Lustige Witwe), debuted Stephen Crowe’s world premiere techno-opera, Pterodactyls of Ptexas, in Berlin and performed a recital of Romantic Lieder with the Arts Arena in Paris.

 

          2015-2016 was full of debut roles for Allen: Schaunard (La Bohème), Curio (Giulio Cesare in Egitto), Peter (R. Hot bzw. Die Hitze), Dr. Grenvil (La traviata), 2. Torwächter (Königskinder). In addition to this, he collaborated with pianist Michael Schütze on a Liederabend presented by the Berlin-based Sideman Projekt.

 

          The 2014-2015 season found him in the role of Spencer Coyle in a new production of Owen Wingrave with Opéra National de Lorraine. He then added Frank (Die Tote Stadt) to his repertoire, with Angers-Nantes Opéra.

 

       As a member of Semperoper Dresden’s Junges Ensemble from 2011-2013, Allen sang numerous roles, including Dandini (La cenerentola), Masetto (Don Giovanni), Angelotti (Tosca) and Baron Douphol (La traviata). Allen has appeared as Collatinus (The Rape of Lucretia) with both Castleton Festival and Aldeburgh’s Britten-Pears Programme and participated in the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence’s Académie Européenne de Musique. He also appeared with Chautauqua Opera as Olin Blitch (Susannah).

 

          During his years at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music, he sang diverse roles, including Nick Shadow (The Rake’s Progress), Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore), Golaud (Pelléas et Mélisande) and the Forester (The Cunning Little Vixen).

 

             Off the operatic stage, Allen is a proud husband and father of two.


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