"...John (Allen) Nelson performed Marcello’s vocals for the remainder of the performance. He stood off to stage right in a tux and performed the role beautifully."-Salt Lake Magazine

"...Imbues toreador Escamillo with Nathan Fillion-esque

charm."  -Cherry and Spoon 

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

"...pouring pleasing panache into Escmillo's 'Toreador' song." -St. Paul Pioneer Press


"...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