REVIEWS: La traviata

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

“Conductor Christopher Allen does brilliant work, especially in his subtle control of dynamics-from the first soft strains of the overture, like a gentle breath of strings, to the poignant reprise of that melody in the final moments. The rather large orchestra beautifully supports, never dominates the voices."

NEWS: Christopher Allen to Music Direct 70th Anniversary Tour

Bel Canto Trio 

The Bel Canto Trio's 70th anniversary will be celebrated with a tour featuring today's internationally acclaimed rising opera stars: soprano Hailey Clark, tenor Joshua Guerrero, and bass-baritone Nicholas Brownlee with music director Christopher Allen. The trio will perform the original program that toured the United States in the 1947/1948 season, performed by Mario Lanza, George London, and Frances Yeend.

REVIEWS: Tosca

Cincinnati Opera

"A bolt of energy arrives from the pit, and comes back again and again, thanks to the idiomatic conducting of Christopher Allen. He draws every bit of Puccini’s grandeur from the musicians and then delivers the key moments of lyricism with suppleness and sensitivity.”