Sir Thomas Allen

Opera Prelude: Sir Thomas Allen Masterclass

Tuesday 24 September 2019, 10:30

Venue: Caversham Room at Cadogan Hall

Past Event
Opera Prelude: Sir Thomas Allen Masterclass Past Event

We are immensely grateful to Sir Thomas Allen for generously coaching three of our talented Young Artists in what will prove to be an incredibly inspiring morning with one of opera’s most renowned baritones.

Sir Thomas Allen is an established star of the great opera houses of the world. At the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where in 2011 he celebrated the 40th anniversary of his debut with the company, he has sung over 50 roles. The same year he also celebrated the 30th anniversary of his debut at the Metropolitan Opera, New York. He returned to the Metropolitan Opera in 2017-18 for his acclaimed portrayal of Baron Zeta (The Merry Widow).

He’s particularly renowned for his Billy Budd, Pelléas, Eugene Onegin, Ulisse and Beckmesser, as well as the great Mozart roles of Count Almaviva, Don Alfonso, Papageno, Guglielmo and, of course, Don Giovanni. His recent engagements have included the title role in Gianni Schicchi for Los Angeles Opera and at the Spoleto Festival; the title role in Sweeney Todd, Beckmesser (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Faninal (Der Rosenkavalier), Prosdocimo (Il turco in Italia), Music Master (Ariadne auf Naxos), Peter (Hänsel und Gretel) and Don Alfonso at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus), Don Alfonso, Ulisse and Don Giovanni at the Bayerische Staatsoper; Faninal  at the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia; Eisenstein at the Glyndebourne  Festival; Don Alfonso at the Dallas Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago  and at the Salzburg Easter and Summer Festivals; Forester (The Cunning  Little Vixen) at the San Francisco Opera and Beckmesser, Don Alfonso and  Music Master at the Metropolitan Opera, New York.

Duration: approx. 2 hours

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