Benjamin Luxon

(b. 1937)

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(b Redruth, 1937).

Eng. baritone. Sang with EOG 1963–70. Numerous recitals and concerts. Opera at Aldeburgh. Débuts: Glyndebourne 1972; CG 1972 (created Jester, Death, and Joking Jesus in Taverner); ENO 1974; Scottish Opera 1983; NY Met 1980; Los Angeles 1988. Created role of Owen Wingrave in Britten's opera (BBC tv 1971 and CG 1973). Noted as Don Giovanni. CBE 1986.

Subjects: Opera.

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