Tenor Glenn Seven Allen is garnering critical acclaim on theatre, opera, and concert stages throughout the United States as a consummate singing actor, lauded for his dynamic interpretations of heroes and leading men, alike. Mr. Allen was hailed by Opera News as an “Edwardian matinee idol, giving by far the most detailed dramatic performance.” This season, due to the wild popularity of its last run, he will be reprising his role as Jerome in the Drama Desk-nominated Di Goldene Kale Off-Broadway at the National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene. He also will be playing the role of Pontius Pilate in Casa Mañana’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar and performing in New York City Opera’s productions of Candide and La Campana Sommersa.
Recent season’s engagements include Tamino in Die Zauberflöte at the Featherstone Arts Center on Martha’s Vineyard, Jerry in Steven Burke’s new opera The Juggler, based on Joseph Caldwell’s play of the same title at The Park Avenue Armory; the leading role of Charles in the American Symphony’s world première and cast recording of the English language version of The Long Christmas Dinner at Alice Tully Hall; the Florida première of Libby Larsen’s Barnum’s Bird with Gloria Musicae; Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni with Soo Theatre Project; and Camille in The Merry Widow at The Northern Lights Music Festival. A favorite of the Victor Herbert Foundation, Mr. Allen has sung in concert numerous times, including: a performance of Naughty Marietta for the Victor Herbert Renaissance Project, The Serenade in concert, and was a tenor soloist in a concert honoring the music of Victor Herbert. Other recent concert engagements include a performance of Glen Roven’s Songs that Make Grown Men Cry with NY New Music Collective, the 100th performance of the Mufti Gala for the York Theatre Company, and a concert performance of Akenhaten at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He was also a featured soloist in a Gala Concert with Jerry Steichen and Friends in Tonkawa, OK, sang in American Lyric Theatre Alumni: Composers and Librettists in Concert at National Sawdust, performed in productions of The Notorious RBG at The Schimmel Center and A Prarie Home Companion at The Town Hall, and performed as Pirelli in Sweeney Todd in a collaboration with Glacier Symphony and Alpine Theatre project.