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.
In 2010 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. During her studies she also won the First Prize and audience prize at the Robert Stolz Vocal Competition in Hamburg, Germany.
With several significant European highlights to her credit, including Gerhilde and Gutrune in the Bayreuther Festspiele’s new production of the Ring 2013, Tosca in Muenster, Salome in
Oldenburg and Muenster, Elisabetta (Don Carlos) and Tosca in 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 have taken her to Oper Frankfurt, Basel, St Gallen, Theater Heilbronn, Prinzregententheater Munich, Theater Ingolstadt, Schloss Schonbrunn Vienna, Theater Dessau and Staatstheater Nuernberg in a variety of fach roles. in 2013 Allison gave her US debut in Richard Wagners original version from 1841 Senta Der fliegende Hollaender with great success for Boston Lyric Opera.
Allison has also been invited back to sing her roles in the Ring Cycle at the Bayreuther Festspiele in 2014.
Upcoming productions include
Marschallin (Rosenkavalier) in Innsbruck, Salome in Bern and Marie (Wozzeck) in Dijon, which will be her French debut.