Originally from Cincinnati, OH, bass-baritone Allen Boxer has been a student at The Curtis Institute of Music since 2005. He has taken on 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 (Il viaggio a Reims), and Golaud (Impressions of Pelléas).

In the upcoming season, Allen will be singing Bruschino senior (Il signor Bruschino) and Presto/Un homme barbu (Les mamelles de Tirésias) in a double-bill with Curtis, as well as the Forester (Cunning Little Vixen) later on in the spring.

Last season, he made his debut as Nick Shadow (The Rake’s Progress) and reprised the role of Don Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia) for the Curtis Opera Theatre. He also sang Alessio in La sonnambula and the role of the Rustic (Antony and Cleopatra). This summer, Allen sang the role of Masetto (Don Giovanni) for Opera North in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

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). That summer, he also sang the role of Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte) at the Chautauqua Voice Institute, coming back two years later to sing the role of Olin Blitch (Susannah). In 2007, Allen Boxer was part of a new production of The Rape of Lucretia as Collatinus 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 Zauberflöte) with Lyrique-en-mer in Belle-île, France. Three years later, he returned to sing Mozart repertoire with the Aix-en-Provence Festival’s Académie Européenne de Musique. And in 2008, he joined the Britten-Pears Programme in Aldeburgh, England to sing Collatinus (The Rape of Lucretia).

In October 2009, he was awarded an encouragement award in the Mario Lanza Institute voice competition and in March 2010 was a finalist in the Irma M. Cooper Opera Columbus Vocal Competition.