Allin, Norman, English bass and teacher; b. Ashton-under-Lyne, Nov. 19, 1884; d. Hereford, Oct. 27, 1973. He studied at the Royal Manchester Coll. of Music (1906–10). He made his operatic debut with the Beecham Opera Co. in London in 1916. In 1922 he became a director and leading bass of the British National Opera Co. in London, remaining with it until 1929; from 1942 to 1949 he was a member of the Carl Rosa Opera Co. He led vocal classes at the Royal Academy of Music in London (1935–60) and the Royal Manchester Coll. of Music (1938–42). In 1958 he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
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