G. Thomas Allen, a native of Danville, VA, is a rising countertenor with a “remarkably warm and gleaming timbre” (Baltimore Sun). He will make his Wolf Trap Opera debut in the summer of 2014 festivities, as the “Grosse Dame” in Poulenc’s Les mamelles de Tirésias. He most recently was named as a selected singer with Opera Buffs Inc. in Southern California. He made his debut with the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra in Handel’s Messiah, was a national finalist with the world’s top male a capella ensemble Chanticleer, and appeared in the 2012 Opera at Morgan presentation of Hansel and Gretel as the Sandman. He also made his debut with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra in Duke Ellington: Sacred Concerts at the Strathmore Hall. Other noted performances include Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater (UC Irvine project), Bernstein's Mass (Mid-Atlantic Symphony) and Too Hot to Handel: Modern Messiah (Baltimore Symphony Orchestra).
He is a graduate of Morgan State University, with degrees in Speech Communication and Vocal Performance, and with additional graduate work at The Claire Trevor School of the Arts at the University of California, Irvine.