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Opera Prelude: Masterclass with Sir Thomas Allen

Cadogan Hall5 Sloane Terrace, London, Greater London, SW1X 9DQ, United Kingdom
On Tuesday 24 September 2019 at 10:30

Masterclass with Sir Thomas Allen

Tuesday 24 September 2019    10:30 - 12:30

Hall, Caversham Room, 5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ

Tickets £30. Booking information and further details from Fiona Hamilton, Phone 0208 183 7323 Email:operaprelude@gmail.com Website: operaprelude.com

 We are immensely grateful to Sir Thomas Allen for generously
coaching three of our talented Young Artists in what will prove to be and
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
fifty 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
17/18 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.

He is Chancellor of Durham University. His many
honours include the title of Bayerischer Kammersänger awarded by the Bayerische
Staatsoper, an honorary doctorate from the Royal Academy of Music and Royal
College of Music, Prince Consort Professor of the Royal College of Music, the
Hambro Visiting Professorship of Opera Studies at Oxford University, Fellowship
of the Royal College of Music, Fellowship of the University of Sunderland, M.A.
from Newcastle University and a Doctorate of Music from Durham University and
the University of Birmingham. In the New Year's Honours of 1989, he was created
a Commander of the British Empire and in the 1999 Queen's Birthday Honours he
was made a Knight Bachelor. Among his proudest achievements is having a Channel
Tunnel locomotive named after him; and most recently, being awarded the Queen’s
Medal for Music 2013.

Opera Prelude is a small charity supporting young professional opera singers who give lecture recitals in London. These friendly and inclusive events will introduce you to the international opera singers of the future by way of recitals, concerts and masterclasses.

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