(b Coalville, 1927).
Eng. baritone. Stage début London 1951 as Aeneas to Flagstad's Dido. Prin. bar., Aachen Opera 1953–6, Deutsche Oper‐am‐Rhein 1957–63, Zurich Opera 1963–7; Glyndebourne 1953–61; Bayreuth 1968–70; CG début 1970. Guest singer Scottish Opera, ENO, WNO (1977–85), and Kent Opera. Notable Beckmesser. Created Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Also noted singer in oratorio, cantatas, and of Lieder. Professor of singing at GSMD from 1987. CBE 2000.