A graduate of the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Allen Boxer is a former member of the Junges Ensemble at the Semperoper Dresden, where his roles included Dandini in La cenerentola, Masetto in Don Giovanni, Angelotti in Tosca, Baron Douphol in La traviata, and Vicomte Cascada in Lehár’s Die lustige Witwe. At Curtis, he sang Nick Shadow in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore and the Forester in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen. He has also taken part in the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence’s Académie Européenne de Musique.
Recent opera appearances include Collatinus in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia with both Castleton Festival and Aldeburgh’s Britten-Pears Young Artists Programme, Masetto with Opera North (NH), Spencer Coyle in Britten’s Owen Wingrave and Frank in Korngold’s Die tote Stadt for the Nantes/Angers Opéra and the Opéra national de Lorraine.
A regular at Semperoper Dresden, he has appeared there as Medico in Macbeth, Dottore Grenvil in La Traviata, Curio in Giulio Cesare, Vicomte Cascade in Die lustige Witwe, 1.Priester in Die Zauberflöte, Cesare Angelotti in Tosca and Un Chirurgo in Faust and will return in 2019/20 for Tosca and Die Zauberflöte. Other engagements this season include Robert Baker in concert performances of Bernstein’s A Wonderful Town at Nederlandse Reisopera, conducted by Wayne Marshall, and the lead roles of Georg/Gregor/Officer in the world premiere of Brice Pauset’s opera Les Châtiments, based on texts by Franz Kafka, at Opéra de Dijon.
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