Choral, chamber, and new music collaborations
Ellen Allen, Soprano
Art song, oratorio, and recital performances
Classically speaking, I'm a lyric coloratura, but after years of teaching and practicing musical theater, I also have a strong and colorful low range. My entire usable range extends down to A3 and up to F6.
As an instrumentalist-turned-singer, I place high value on excellent musicianship. I'm a stellar sight-reader and learn the nuts and bolts of a piece really quickly. That means we can get to the good stuff - making music - a lot sooner.
I'm equally at home as a soloist or ensemble singer, and can easily adapt my tone for optimal balance and blend - including limiting or eliminating vibrato.
A colleague once said, "Ellen has legato for days. And phrasing."
I've also been complimented on my very even registration.