Canadian bass-baritone Joel Allison has performed throughout Canada with ensembles including the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Saskatoon Symphony, Newfoundland Symphony and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir. He has also sung the role of Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Saskatoon Opera.
Since the 2018/19 season Joel Allison has been a member of the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio, where he has appeared in the roles of Zaretsky (Eugene Onegin), the Superior Senator in the world premiere of Rufus Wainwright’s Hadrian and Schaunard in La bohème.
In the 2017/18 season he won the second prize at the Great Lakes regional finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
As a participant in the Young Singers Project, Joel Allison appears in the role of Dr. Roland Angeler in Marius Felix Lange’s children’s opera Der Gesang der Zauberinsel at the 2019 Salzburg Festival.