Dubbed a “standout” performer by Seen and Heard Internationally, “bringing musicality plus an attractive and flexible leggiero sound to his assignment,” Philippine-born American tenor Allan Palacios Chan has earned a reputation for performing a wide range of repertoire with absolute commitment to communication and artistry.
A few past performances include: William Shakespeare in the world premiere of Phillip Hagemann’s The Dark Lady of the Sonnets; Nanki-poo, Gilbert and Sullivan’s Mikado, Washington Savoyards; Damon, Handel’s Acis and Galatea, Cincinnati Chamber Opera; Mortgage Broker, The Bubble, NanoWorks Opera; Acis, Handel’s Acis and Galatea, New Dominion Chorale; Lurcanio, Handel’s Ariodante, Cincinnati Chamber Opera. Mr. Chan also maintains an active concert schedule, performing solo concerts and oratorios in churches and Cathedrals all over Cincinnati and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. He recently performed the role of Petrus in the U.S. premiere of Telemann’s Brockes-Passion with Collegium Cincinnati, and a Sacred Song Concert at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington, VA as part of their Cathedral Concert Series.
He holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Music with a Minor in Theater (magna cum laude) from George Mason University and a Masters in Music in Vocal Performance at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Mr. Chan has been a Corbett Foundation Young Artist with Cincinnati Opera for four consecutive seasons and was a voice fellow at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California for two consecutive seasons where he studied with world-renowned artists such as mezzo soprano Marilyn Horne, Martin Katz, and Warren Jones. This past summer at the Music Academy he sang the role of Jake in the West Coast premiere of Matthew Aucoin’s opera entitled Second Nature.
His musical interests span beyond opera, performing Kundiman (Filipino Art song) and various anthems for official events of the Philippine Embassy of Washington D.C. He recently sang the Philippine National Anthem for Manny Pacquiao’s last fight in Las Vegas with Timothy Bradley, Jr.