Allison Oakes began her vocal studies at the Birmingham Conservatoire of Music in Great Britain and went on to complete her studies at the Hochschule fur Musik Franz Liszt, Weimar. During her studies, Allison sang many roles ranging from baroque to contemporary opera and was also awarded the Licentiate of the London College of Music.
In 2010 she gained the attention of both critics and public alike by winning the First Prize, Audience Prize and Orchestra Prize at the Lauritz Melchior Singing Competition for Wagnerian Voices in Aalborg, Denmark. During her studies she also won the First Prize and audience prize at the Robert Stolz Vocal Competition in Hamburg, Germany.
With several significant European highlights to her credit, including Elisabetta in Don Carlos and Tosca for Staatstheater Darmstadt, her debut in Italy as Miss Jessel for Teatro La Fenice di Venezia with Sir Jeffrey Tate, Elsa in Lohengrin and Marietta in Korngold's Die tote Stadt for Theatre Regensburg and Senta Der Fliegende Hollaender for Theatre Wuppertal, British soprano Allison Oakes is developing an admirable European career.
Other guest engagements took her to Oper Frankfurt, Theater Heilbronn, Prinzregententheater Munich, Theater Ingolstadt, Schloss Schonbrunn Vienna,Theater Dessau and Staatstheater Nuernberg for roles such as Tosca , Contessa Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Rosalinde Die Fledermaus, Miss Jessel in The Turn of the Screw and Chrysothemis in Elektra.
Her recent engagements include Tosca for the Theater Muenster, Salome for Staatstheater Oldenburg and Theater Muenster and in Richard Wagners original version from 1841 Senta Der fliegende Hollaender with great success for
Boston Lyric Opera.