With several recent and significant European highlights to her credit, including Elisabetta Don Carlos and Tosca for Staatstheater Darmstadt, her debut in Italy as Miss Jessel for Teatro La Fenice di Venezia with Sir Jeffrey Tate, Elsa in Lohengrin and Marietta in Korngold's Die tote Stadt for Theatre Regensburg and Senta Der Fliegende Hollaender for Theatre Wuppertal, British soprano Allison Oakes is developing an admirable European career.
Other guest engagements took her to Theater Heilbronn for Tosca, Theater Erfurt for Agata in Le Cantatrici Villane, the Prinzregententheater Munich and Theater Ingolstadt for the Contessa Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Rosalinde Die Fledermaus in Schloss Schonbrunn Vienna and Theatre Dessau and Oper Frankfurt for Miss Jessel in The Turn of the Screw.
Her upcoming engagements include Chrysothemis Elektra for Theater Regensburg, Tosca for the Staedtische Buehnen Munster and Senta Der fliegende Hollaender for Boston Lyric Opera.
Allison Oakes began her vocal studies at the Birmingham Conservatoire of Music in Great Britain and went on to complete her studies at the Hochschule fur Musik Franz Liszt, Weimar. During her studies, Allison sang many roles ranging from baroque to contemporary opera and was also awarded the Licentiate of the London College of Music.
Recently she gained the attention of both critics and public alike by winning the First Prize, Audience Prize and Orchestra Prize at the Lauritz Melchior Singing Competition for Wagnerian Voices in Aalborg, Denmark in 2010. During her studies she also won the First Prize and audience prize at the Robert Stolz Vocal Competition in Hamburg in 2005.
Her concert and recital repertoire is broad and comprehensive and she has also taken part in international Masterclasses with Francoise Pollet, Judith Beckmann, Jakob Stampfli and Thomas Hampson.