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Allen, (Sir) Thomas (Boaz)

Allen, (Sir) Thomas (Boaz) (b Seaham Harbour, 1944). Eng. baritone. Opera début with WNO 1969 (Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia). CG début 1971; Glyndebourne 1973; NY Met 1981; La Scala 1987. Fine interpreter of Billy Budd and of Don Giovanni. Sang Ulisse in Henze's realization of Monteverdi's Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria, Salzburg 1985 and title-role in f. Brit. stage p. of Doktor Faust, London (ENO) 1986. Also concert career. CBE 1989. Knighted 1999.

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