Allison Oakes, Soprano

In the past seasons Allison Oakes established a reputation as one of the new leading dramatic sopranos with successes including Chrysothemis (Elektra) at the Metropolitan Opera New York, Carlotta (Die Gezeichneten) at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Salome and Marietta (Die tote Stadt) at Staatsoper Hamburg, Salome and Elisabeth/Venus (Tannhäuser) at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Isolde (Tristan und Isolde) and Brünnhilde (Siegfried) at the Wagner Festival in Budapest. 

In the 2021/22 season Ms Oakes will sing Isolde in a new production of Tristan und Isolde at Nationaltheater Mannheim with Alexander Soddy conducting. Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra contracted the soprano as Chrysothemis for concert performances of Elektra with Sebastian Weigle conducting. Oper Leipzig will present the artist as Walküre-Brünnhilde, at Deutsche Oper Berlin as well as at Semperoper Dresden the soprano will appear as Chryosthemis in Elektra

Important highlights of her career include her role debuts as Brünnhilde in concert performances of Die Walküre and Siegfried at the Berliner Philharmonie and a Wagner-Concert at the Ravello Festival conducted by Donald Runnicles, Senta (Der fliegende Holländer) at Staatsoper Hamburg, Brünnhilde (Die Walküre) at Oper Leipzig, her debut in the UK with Strauss’ Four Last Songs with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Isolde in a new production of Tristan und Isolde at the Teatro Giuseppe Verdi in Trieste. At Nationaltheater Mannheim she impressed audiences as Salome. She sang Freia (Das Rheingold), Gerhilde (Die Walküre) and Gutrune (Götterdämmerung) in Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Bayreuth Festival conducted by Kirill Petrenko and directed by Frank Castorf from 2013 to 2015. 

Her repertoire furthermore includes Miss Jessel (The Turn of the Screw), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), Elsa (Lohengrin), Tosca, Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier) and Marie (Wozzeck). 

Ms. Oakes has participated in international vocal competitions where she has won numerous awards including the first prize, the audience prize and the orchestral prize at the International Lauritz-Melchior Wagner Competition 2010 in Denmark, and the first prize and audience prize at the International Robert-Stolz Singing Competition 2005 in Hamburg.

Born in the UK, Allison Oakes first qualified as a Diagnostic Radiographer before studying music in Germany. Her vocal studies were with Professor Gudrun Fischer and she completed her studies with a first class degree and post-graduate certificate with distinction.


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