The award recognizes extraordinary artistic potential in early-career artists and provides support for continued artistic and professional development. Allicock will receive a $10,000 cash prize, which may be used toward expenses that further artistic and professional growth. He was selected by a committee of Opera Theatre’s leadership.
Allicock began his professional career in 2009 as a member of Opera Theatre’s Gerdine Young Artist program. He then joined the roster at the Metropolitan Opera in 2010 and joined the Opera Theatre as a principal artist in 2011.
He will star in the title role in the world-premiere of Champion at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, co-starring Denyce Graves with music by Terrance Blanchard. Performances run from June 15-30 and tickets go on sale online on Saturday, February 23rd.