Sir Thomas Allen (baritone)

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Sir Thomas Boaz Allen, CBE (born 10 September 1944) is an English operatic baritone. He is widely admired in the opera world for his voice, the versatility of his repertoire, and his acting—leading many to regard him as one of the best lyric baritones of the late 20th century. In October 2011 he was appointed Chancellor of Durham University, succeeding Bill Bryson.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1989 The Songs of Henri Duparc Henri Duparc; Sarah Walker, Thomas Allen, Roger Vignoles 1
1993 The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Volume 16: Schiller Settings Franz Schubert; Thomas Allen, Graham Johnson 1
1993 Peter Grimes Benjamin Britten; Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Felicity Lott, Sir Thomas Allen, Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Bernard Haitink 1
1994 Winterreise Franz Schubert; Thomas Allen, Roger Vignoles 1
2001 On the Idle Hill of Summer Vaughan Williams, Butterworth, Quilter, Graham Peel; Sir Thomas Allen, Geoffrey Parsons 1
2002 Il Barbiere di Siviglia Rossini; Allen, Baltsa, Araiza, Marriner 1
2005 The English Song Series, Volume 13: Folk Song Arrangements, Volume 2 Britten; Philip Langridge, Thomas Allen, BBC Singers, Northern Sinfonia, Steuart Bedford, Simon Joly 1
2010 Il Barbiere di Siviglia Gioachino Rossini; Thomas Allen, Agnes Baltsa, Francisco Araiza, Robert Lloyd, Neville Marriner 1
Songs of Travel / On Wenlock Edge / Orchestral Songs Vaughan Williams, Elgar, Butterworth; Thomas Allen, Robert Tear, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle, Vernon Handley 1

Album + Audiobook

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
Le Bal Masque / Le Bestiaire / Sextet / Trio Audiobook Francis Poulenc; Thomas Allen, The Nash Ensemble, Lionel Friend 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1998 Winterreise / Lieder Compilation Franz Schubert; Arleen Augér, Lambert Orkis, Thomas Allen, Roger Vignoles 1
2007 British Composers: Britten: War Requiem / Bliss: Morning Heroes Compilation Benjamin Britten, Sir Arthur Bliss; Elisabeth Söderström, Robert Tear, Sir Thomas Allen, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle, John Westbrook, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves 1
2010 Hugo Wolf: Anniversary Edition Compilation Hugo Wolf; Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Olaf Bär, Anne Sofie von Otter, Ian Bostridge, Thomas Allen, Helmut Deutsch, Gerald Moore, Antonio Pappano, Geoffrey Parsons 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1989 Covent Garden Gala Concert Live Placido Domingo, Cheryl Studer, Eva Randová, Sir Thomas Allen, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden , John Barker 5 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1996 Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana / Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci Pietro Mascagni, Ruggero Leoncavallo; Montserrat Caballé, José Carreras, Matteo Manuguerra, Julia Hamari, Astrid Varnay, Renata Scotto, Ugo Benelli, Sir Thomas Allen, Leslie Fyson 1

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