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“Thomas Michael Allen is stunning, singing with a purity and directness which magnificently conjures up the character of Dante.”
Gramophone
DVD "Paradiso" / Jacob ter Veldhuis
“...a welcome, indeed notable, addition to the Mendelssohn discography. Allen, heretofore best known for his performances in Mozart and Baroque repertoire, wields his light, clear, slightly plangent tenor voice with complete technical security. Equally important is the first-rate artistry he brings to this recital, with finely shaded inflections of tone, subtle gradations of dynamics, well-placed breathing and accents, and nuanced attention to the texts.”
Fanfare
CD "Songs with and without Words" / Mendelssohn
“Thomas Michael Allen as Manto, is the most rewarding member of the cast...eloquently sung and sensitively inflected.”
International Record Review
CD "Les Paladins" / Rameau
“Thomas Michael Allen is a first-rate Athamus, sweet of voice and dignified in presence…”
Fanfare
DVD "Semele" / Handel
“Thomas Michael Allen splendidly mastered the demands put to a French tenor, to an haute contre.”
Neue Züricher Zeitung
Rameau "Les Boréades" / Zürcher Oper
“Impressive, gentlemanlike: Tom Allen, an ideal Baroque tenor, dominated the fine ensemble.”
Münchner Merkur
Belshazzar / Prinzregententheater, München
“Tom Allen was excellent as Don Ottavio.”
Opera Canada
Don Giovanni / New Israeli Opera, Tel Aviv
“The vocal parts were unusually well-cast . . . Tom Allen sounded enchantingly beautiful.”
Neuste Badische Zeitung
Die Welt auf dem Mond / Staatstheater, Stuttgart
“Tom Allen’s vocal perfection allowed the poetry its most beautiful expression.”
Dolomiten
Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings / Mahler Festival Toblach
“Tom Allen stood out among the quartet of brilliant young soloists. The clear voiced tenor with a secure upper register told the Christmas story in a conver-sational fashion without any false sentimentality. He also proved himself to be seasoned performer of Early Music in the arias and impressed with his flawless coloratura singing.”
Nürnberger Nachrichten
Christmas Oratorio / Neumarkt
“Tom Allen’s singing of the Cavatina “Sei getreu bis in den Tod” was the moving climax of the evening.”
Nürnberger Nachrichten
St. Paul / Nürnberger Symphoniker, Meistersingerhalle
“Extraordinary demands were placed on the singers, insofar as virtuosic coloratura and wide leaps are concerned. Tom Allen lent Hippolyte a enchanting quality which shimmered throughout the entire range of his voice”
Das Orchester
Hippolyte et Aricie / Staatstheater, Darmstadt