A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, baritone John Allen Nelson is an audience favorite with a “deliciously hearty sound” (Boston Musical Intelligencer). He recently made his New York City Opera debut as Giordano in the world premiere of Stonewall, commissioned as a  2019 Pride Initiative production.  He also debuted with Boston Lyric Opera in a workshop of a new Hamlet and returned to his home state of Minnesota this summer for Opera on the Lake’s Die Fledermaus as Dr. Falke. He will make his OSB debut as Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet. Mr. Nelson completed his residency at Boston University Opera Institute in spring 2016. He holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance from St. John’s University.


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