Class of 2003
While at Finneytown, Allen played numerous roles in the theatre program, band and orchestra. He spent two years studying theatre and music at Northern Kentucky University before transferring to The Curtis Institute of Music in 2005. In 2009, he received a Bachelor’s in Music and is currently is in his last year of their Master’s program.
While at Curtis, he has taken many roles for the Curtis Opera Theatre, including Superintendent Budd (Albert Herring), Ariadeno (L’Ormindo), Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore), Ibn-Hakia (Iolanta), Don Profondo (Ilviaggioa Reims), and Golaud (Impressions of Pelleas).
In the summer of 2006, he was invited to be part of the Gerdine Young Artist Program with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, where he performed the role of Vincent Jones (Street Scene) and covered the role of Don Basilio (The Barber of Seville). In 2007, Allen was part of a new production of The Rape of Lucretia as Collantinus with Lorin Maazel’s Castleton Festival, and was invited to reprise the role in the same production in 2009.
He made his European operatic debut in the summer of 2004, singing Sarastro (Die Zauberflote) with Lyrique-en-mer in Belle-ile, France. Three years later, he returned to sing Mozart repertoire with the Aix-en-Provence Festival’s Acaemie Europeenne de Musique.
In October 2009, he was awarded an encouragement award in the Mario Lanza Institute voice competition.
He has a website detailing his career and performance schedule at www.allenboxer.com.