On stage, Allan has enjoyed critical praise for his Lysander/A Midsummer Night's Dream for English National Opera, Benedict in Opera Comique’s production of Béatrice et Bénédict, for his Ferrando/Cosi fan tutte and his Camille in Opera North’s production of The Merry Widow.
Recent concert engagements have included Carmina Burana with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, his well-received debut with the New York Philharmonic in performances of Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Handel’s Messiah with the Boston Handel and Haydn Society, and playing Cassio in a concert performance of Verdi’s Otello with the London Symphony Orchestra which has subsequently been released on the LSO Live label.
His recordings include Handel’s Messiah for EMI, recorded live from King’s College Cambridge and released as a DVD, and a live recording of Handel’s Joshua for the London Handel Society.
Allan has given recitals at the Cheltenham Music Festival, the City of London Festival, Derry Song Festival, Aldeburgh Festival, Perth International Arts Festival in Australia, the Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square, Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge and Cowdray Hall in Aberdeen, appearing with many pianists including Paul Lewis, Graham Johnson, Simon Lepper and James Baillieu.
He will sing the role of Castor/Castor and Pollux for English National Opera at the beginning of the 2011/12 season and in March 2012 will sing Ferrando/Cosi fan tutte for New York City Opera.