Artist Hyperion Records
Clayton, Allan (tenor)
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Allan Clayton (tenor)

Allan Clayton studied at St John’s College, Cambridge and at the Royal Academy of Music in London where he was the recipient of numerous awards including ‘The Queen’s Commendation for Excellence’ and an inaugural Sir Elton John Scholarship. Two years after graduating he was appointed an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. The BBC invited Allan to join the New Generation Artist scheme from 2007 to 2009, and in 2008 he received both the John Christie Award for his Glyndebourne Festival debut as Albert Herring, and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship.

On stage, Allan’s roles have included Ferrando in Così fan tutte; Bénédict in Béatrice et Bénédict; Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail; Camille in Die Lüstige Witwe; Lampwick in the premiere of Jonathan Dove’s The Adventures of Pinocchio; and the title role in Albert Herring. He has also appeared in concert with orchestras including the English Concert, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony, Britten Sinfonia and Academy of Ancient Music.

Allan has given lieder recitals at the Cheltenham Festival, the Perth International Arts Festival in Australia, the Aldeburgh Festival, and London’s Wigmore Hall. For Hyperion he has recorded Handel’s Messiah and Lukaszewski’s Via Crucis, both with Britten Sinfonia and Polyphony conducted by Stephen Layton.

Albums

Britten: A Ceremony of Carols & St Nicolas
CDA67946
Handel: Messiah
CDA678002CDs for the price of 1
Łukaszewski: Via Crucis
CDA67724
Mendelssohn: Sacred Choral Music
CDA67558
Mozart: Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots
Studio Master: SIGCD343Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Mozart: The A-Z of Mozart Opera
Studio Master: SIGCD373Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

Andrò ramingo e solo  
Apollo et Hyacinthus, K38 (Mozart)
Aus tiefer Not, Op 23 No 1 (Mendelssohn)
Ave Maria, Op 23 No 2 (Mendelssohn)
Bei dir gilt nichts  
Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen  
Come, stranger sent from God!  
Death, I hear thy summons and I come  
Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots, K35 (Mozart)
Die Zauberflöte, K620 (Mozart)
Famine tracks us down the lanes  
For forty years our Nicolas  
Fuor del Mar  
He journeys to Palestine  
His piety and marvellous works  
Hm! hm! hm! hm!  
Idomeneo, K366 (Mozart)
Il padre Adorato  
Il re pastore, K208 (Mozart)
Messiah, HWV56 (Handel)
My parents died  
Nicolas and the pickled boys  
Nicolas comes to Myra and is chosen Bishop  
Nicolas devotes himself to God  
Nicolas from Prison  
Nicolas sailed for Palestine  
Nicolas was born in answer to prayer  
Ob bei uns ist der Sünden viel  
Our eyes are blinded by the holiness you bear  
Pa-Pa-Pa-Papagena!  
Persecution sprang upon our Church  
Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Se vicendo  
Sol può dir  
The birth of Nicolas  
The death of Nicolas  
Und ob es währt  
Vedrommi intorno  
Via Crucis (Łukaszewski)
Viva l'invitto duce