REVIEWS: Opera in the Park

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

"At a Cincinnati Opera outdoor park concert in early June, a lithe, self-assured conductor navigated the program of operatic chestnuts and orchestral favorites with an easy, natural flair. It was a performance that was at once supportive, unassuming, and richly musical."

NEWS: Christopher Allen Named John L. Magro Resident Conductor

Cincinnati  Opera

Cincinnati Opera is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Allen to the newly-created position of the John L. Magro Resident Conductor for Cincinnati Opera. This position carries with it the opportunity to conduct one production each year in the summers of 2015, 2016, and 2017. In those years, Mr. Allen will also conduct Opera in the Park, the annual free concert in Washington Park that inaugurates the Opera’s summer season.

NEWS: Christopher Allen Nominated

International Opera Awards 2015

American conductor Christopher Allen has been nominated in the "Newcomer" category of the International Opera Awards 2015. The awards, which are now in their third year, celebrate and promote ecellence in opera by honouring the achievements of performers, producers, and backstage teams. The winners will be announced at a gala dinner on 26 April 2015.

REVIEWS: Rigoletto

Opera Santa Barbara

“Maestro Christopher Allen rounded out the group of artists making auspicious Opera Santa Barbara debuts in this production with a fine and satisfying account of the score. Done this well, Rigoletto remains irresistible, one of the greatest and certainly one of the most enduring of all Italian operas.”