Aubrey Allicock, bass-baritone
With a distinctively rich, focused and sizable sound, Aubrey Allicock continues to make his mark among important opera companies and symphonies both at home and abroad. Mr. Allicock’s future engagements include a Metropolitan Opera and HD broadcast debut as Mamoud in The Death of Klinghoffer in the 2014-15 season; a Seattle Opera debut in the title role of Le nozze di Figaro and his Komische Oper Berlin debut as Escamillo in Carmen 2015.
In 2013 Mr. Allicock returned to Opera Theatre of St. Louis for the world première of Terence Blanchard’s Champion as the young Emile Griffith, the world-renowned prizefighter, and he made his Phoenix Symphony and New York Philharmonic Youth Concert debuts this season in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. Additionally during this past season, he sang the role of Tiridate in Radamisto with the Juilliard Opera Theater.
In 2012 he became an Artist Diploma candidate at The Juilliard School where he sang the Forester in The Cunning Little Vixen. He joined the Metropolitan Opera roster in the 2010-2011 season covering the roles of Astarotte in Rossini’s Armida and Marullo in Rigoletto.
Mr. Allicock made his role debut with the Opera Theatre of St. Louis in 2011 as Mamoud in The Death of Klinghoffer and was later invited to debut at Lincoln Center with the Juilliard Opera for the U.S. première of Peter Maxwell Davies’ Kommilitonen! as the Grand Inquisitor. He returned to Opera Theatre of Saint Louis in the 2012 season for the U.S. première of Unsuk Chin’s Alice in Wonderland in the dual role of the Mad Hatter and Duck.
As a Gerdine Young Artist with Opera Theatre of St. Louis in 2010, Mr. Allicock performed the roles of Zaretsky (Eugene Onegin) and covered the title role of Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro. In the prior season of 2009 he covered the role of Figaro in The Ghosts of Versailles). Aubrey Allicock has performed with the Wexford Festival Opera, the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, the South Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic and with Concerts-Austria. Mr. Allicock 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.
Mr. Allicock holds degrees from The Juilliard School, Indiana University and Grand Canyon University.