Richard Van Allan CBE (28 May 1935 – 4 December 2008) was a versatile British operatic bass singer who had a lengthy career.

He sang varied repertoire at Covent Garden and English National Opera, as well as at numerous important houses worldwide. With his distinctive profile and memorable stage presence, he made a powerful impression in many roles, from Wagner, Verdi and Mozart, to Gilbert and Sullivan. The Times wrote that he embodied "all the virtues that make the complete artist – vocal beauty and technique, musicianship, language, dramatic ability, stylistic authority".

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Les Contes d’Hoffmann Jacques Offenbach; Plácido Domingo, Edita Gruberová, Claudia Eder, Gabriel Bacquier, Justino Díaz, James Morris, Chœur de Radio France, Orchestre National de France, Seiji Ozawa 5 1
1995 Thaïs Jules Massenet; Beverly Sills, Sherrill Milnes, Nicolai Gedda, John Alldis Choir, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 5 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1977 Arien, Duette und Szenen Plácido Domingo 5 1

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