John Allen

            Irish-American baritone John Allen Nelson is known for his “deliciously hearty sound” with “uniformity from top to bottom” paired with his clean musicality. His “full body approach” to acting always makes him an audience favorite.

           The 2022 season has Mr. Nelson making his company debuts with Opera Ithaca as Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro and with the Spoleto Festival as Alcindoro in La Bohème. He returns to Boston to sing Claudius in a highlight concert of Joseph Summer’s Hamlet in partnership with Boston Lyric Opera. Last season, he appeared as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte with the Bar Harbor Music Festival and made his company debut as the Ufficiale and Figaro cover in Il Barbière di Siviglia with Finger Lakes Opera.

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"...his bold, rounded singing elicits the same earthy satisfaction as a great glass of Cabernet."

"....John Allen Nelson, an overtly masculine presence as Marcello." 


-The Boston Musical Intelligencer                         



"...Imbues toreador Escamillo with Nathan Fillion-esque charm."   - Cherry and Spoon 

"John Allen Nelson sang Escamillo's famous 'Toreador Song' rousingly" 

                  - Startribune 


Count Almaviva
Le Nozze di Figaro

Opera Ithaca

April 8- 7:oo pm
April 10- 2:00 pm 
Hamblin Hall

Community School for Music and Arts
330 East State Street, Ithaca


La Boheme

Bar Harbor Music Festival
July 15, 2022

The 1932 Criterion Theatre
35 Cottage Street

Bar Habor, ME


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NEW YORK, NY 10023
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