John Allen Nelson
March 7th, 2016 by admin
Baritone John Allen Nelson hails from Minnesota and is a graduate of Boston University Opera Institute, UMKC Conservatory of Music, and St. John’s University. He recently sang Dandini with NEMPAC opera in Boston. Other recent roles performed are Guglielmo in Cosi Fan Tutte, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Escamillo in La Tragédie de Carmen and Morales in Carmen with St. Petersburg Opera. He has also performed the title role in Don Giovanni, Belcore in L’Elisir d’Amore. Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Trio in Trouble in Tahiti, Father in Hansel and Gretel and Zuniga in Carmen, Marcello in La Bohème. With Minnesota Opera, he performed the Mandarin in Turandot, Schaunard in La Bohème, Zimmerkellner in Arabella. Young artist programs include Des Moines Metro Opera and Opera Colorado. Awards: Society of Singers Scholarship winner and Schubert Club Honorable Mention award, 2015 semi-finalist for the Shreveport Opera Singer of the year competition.