John Allen Nelson


Baritone John Allen Nelson hails from Minnesota and is a graduate of Boston University Opera Institute, UMKC Conservatory of Music, and St. John's University. Recent roles performed include Pa Joad in The Grapes of Wrath, Dandini in La Cenerentola. Guglielmo in Cosi Fan Tutte , Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Escamillo in La Tragédie de Carmen and Morales in Carmen with St. Petersburg Opera. His Demetrius was described as “a pleasure to listen to…His vocal performance left nothing to be desired.”  He has also performed the title role in Don Giovanni, Belcore in L'Elisir d'Amore. Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Trio in Trouble in Tahiti, Father in Hansel and Gretel and Zuniga in Carmen, Marcello in La Bohème.  With Minnesota Opera, he performed the Mandarin in Turandot, Schaunard in La Bohème, Zimmerkellner in Arabella. Young artist programs include Des Moines Metro Opera and Opera Colorado.