Thomas Allen

(b. 1944)

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(b Seaham Harbour, 1944).

Eng. baritone. Opera début with WNO 1969 (Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia). CG début 1971; Glyndebourne 1973; NY Met 1981; La Scala 1987. Fine interpreter of Billy Budd and of Don Giovanni. Sang Ulisse in Henze's realization of Monteverdi's Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria, Salzburg 1985 and title‐role in f. Brit. stage p. of Doktor Faust, London (ENO) 1986. Also concert career. CBE 1989. Knighted 1999.

Subjects: Opera.

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