Performance Year: 2023
Hailed by The New York Times as “sturdy,” “dynamic,” and “excellent,” Aubrey Allicock continues to make his mark among important opera companies and symphonies both at home and abroad. A GRAMMY nominee for his participation in John Adams’s Doctor Atomic as General Groves, Allicock adds to that nominee list a BBC Music Magazine Award for Opera.
Allicock triumphed at The Metropolitan Opera as Mamoud in The Death of Klinghoffer which brought him world-wide recognition. This auspicious debut was followed by a Carnegie debut in a reprise of his roles from the Ojai Festival as Tonic and Don Giovanni in Steven Stucky’s The Classical Style where he was named a candidate for the Warner Music Prize. Past seasons’ engagements include the title role in The Marriage of Figaro with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and the Salzburger-landestheater, a debut with Opéra de Montréal in Champion, and returns to Glyndebourne as Argante in Rinaldo and as Minskman in Flight with the Seattle Opera for a third season. Allicock has also appeared as Alberich in Das Rheingold with Virginia Opera and Dayton Opera, the Pirate King in Pirates of Penzance with Virginia Opera, Escamillo in Carmen with Komische Oper Berlin, as Argante in Rinaldo at Glyndebourne, and Dick Hallorann in The Shining with Lyric Opera Kansas City. Allicock makes his Atlanta Opera debut in 2023 reprising the role of Dick Hallorann and is slated for Spoleto USA in 2024 along with a recording The Shining with Lyric Opera Kansas City and the role of John Henry in Daniel Roumain’s We Shall Not Be Moved for the Philly Music Lab in 2024.
Allicock has performed with the Ojai Music Festival, Wexford Festival Opera, the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, the South Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic, and with Concerts-Austria as bass soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass at Karlskirche. He has also had the honor of sharing the stage with Academy Award winning actor Louis Gossett, Jr. in Chamber Music PLUS’s production of “New World: Portrait of H.T. Burleigh” which featured the music of Antonín Dvořák. Additionally, Allicock returned to Europe to make his BBC debut as General Groves in Doctor Atomic and recorded the work for Nonesuch Records and sang with the Bard Music Festival in Busoni’s Turandot in concert with Leon Bostein conducting
Allicock received his Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School, Master of Music from Indiana University, holds a Bachelor of Music from Grand Canyon University, and was a Gerdine Young Artist with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.