Allan Palacios Chan, Tenor

A Philippine-born tenor, Allan has been studying voice for the last 12 years. In that time, he has competed in and won several major local and national competitions, including the National Association for Teachers of Singing, the National Shirley Rabb Winston Scholarship Competition, and finalist for the Art Song Society Competition of Washington in years 2007, 2008 and 2010. He most recently was a winner of the Conductor’s Award for the annual Annapolis Opera Competition in Annapolis, MD.

He holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Music with a Minor in Theater (magna cum laude) from George Mason University. He has performed in the George Mason Opera program in such roles as Monostatos in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Erice in Cavalli’s L’Ormindo, and William Shakespeare in the world premiere of Phillip Hagemann’s The Dark Lady of the Sonnets. His performance in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Mikado as Nanki-poo with the Washington Savoyards was critically acclaimed. He has performed the role of Aeneas in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Azael in Debussy’s L’efant Prodigue, Tebaldo in Bellini’s i Capuleti e i Montecchi, and Ernesto in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale.

He recently earned his Masters in Music degree in Vocal Performance at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. While in Cincinnati, he has performed with the Cincinnati Opera chorus for three consecutive years He also performed the role of Damon in Cincinnati Chamber Opera’s inaugural performance of Handel’s Acis and Galatea. Mr. Chan has also performed the role of Bill in NanoWork’s production of Samuel Barber’s A Hand of Bridge, and recently performed the role of the Mortgage Broker in NanoWork’s production of The Bubble with the 2013 Cincinnati Fringe Festival.

He is currently a professional singer with the prestigious Cathedral Choir at Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Cincinnati. He was a featured soloist with Cincinnati Opera in this summer’s Opera Goes to Church concert at Christ Church Cathedral.

Mr. Chan is currently in his first hear at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, in the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree program with a full tuition scholarship.

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