BiographyA 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, Cesare 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 and is a former Britten-Pears Young Artist.
Most recently, Allen Boxer sang the role of Golaud in concert performances of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande with the Orchestre National de France and Susanne Mälkki, returned to the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence as 1.Soldat in a new production of Strauss’ Salome by Andrea Breth and conducted by Ingo Metzmacher, and made his house debut at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in the world premiere of Giorgio Battistelli’s Julius Caesar, directed by Robert Carsen and conducted by Daniele Gatti.
Other recent engagements include the lead roles of Georg/Gregor/Officer in the world premiere of Brice Pauset’s Les Châtiments at Opéra de Dijon, Golaud at the Opéra national de Montpellier, Hans in Zemlinsky‘s Der Traumgörge for Opéra National de Lorraine, Robert Baker in concert performances of Bernstein’s A Wonderful Town at Nederlandse Reisopera, conducted by Wayne Marshall, Beethoven’s Symphony no 9 with the Staatskapelle Halle, Collatinus in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia with Castleton Festival, 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. Allen Boxer has recorded the role of Baron Duphol in La Traviata with the Dresdner Philharmonie, conducted by Daniel Oren and released by Pentatone.
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