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Allen, Sir Thomas (baritone)
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Sir Thomas Allen (baritone)

Thomas Allen is an established star of the great opera houses of the world. At the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where in 2006 he will celebrate the thirty-fifth anniversary of his debut with the company, he has sung over forty roles. In 2006, he will also celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of his debut at the Metropolitan Opera, New York.

He has been particularly acclaimed 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 Eisenstein (‘Die Fledermaus’), Don Alfonso, Ulisse and Don Giovanni at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Yeletsky (‘Pique Dame’) Sharpless (‘Madama Butterfly’) and the title role in ‘Sweeney Todd’ at the Royal Opera House, Eisenstein at the Glyndebourne Festival, Don Alfonso at the Salzburg Easter and Summer Festivals, Forester (‘The Cunning Little Vixen’) at the San Francisco Opera and Beckmesser at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Equally renowned on the concert platform, he appears in recital in the United Kingdom, throughout Europe, in Australia and America, and has appeared with the world's great orchestras and conductors. The greatest part of his repertoire has been extensively recorded with such distinguished names as Solti, Levine, Marriner, Haitink, Rattle, Sawallisch and Muti.

Thomas Allen's first book, 'Foreign Parts - A Singer's Journal' was published in 1993, and he recently made a triumphant directing debut with ‘Albert Herring’ at the Royal College of Music. His many honours include the title of Bayerischer Kammersänger awarded by the Bayerische Staatsoper, Honorary Membership of the Royal Academy 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 D.Mus. 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.

His film credits include ‘Mrs Henderson Presents’ and ‘The Real Don Giovanni’.

June 2005

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Albums
'Duparc: Songs' (CDA66323)
Duparc: Songs
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'Duruflé & Fauré: Requiem' (CDA67070)
Duruflé & Fauré: Requiem
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'Duruflé: Requiem & Four Motets' (CDA66191)
Duruflé: Requiem & Four Motets
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'Fauré & Duruflé: Requiem' (CDA67070)
Fauré & Duruflé: Requiem
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'More songs my father taught me' (CDA67374)
More songs my father taught me
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'Schubert: The Complete Songs' (CDS44201/40)
Schubert: The Complete Songs
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'Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 16 – Thomas Allen' (CDJ33016)
Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 16 – Thomas Allen
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'Songs my father taught me' (CDA67290)
Songs my father taught me
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'The Sea' (CDA66165)
The Sea
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'Vaughan Williams: Choral Works' (CDS44321/4)
Vaughan Williams: Choral Works
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'Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem & other works' (CDA66655)
Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem & other works
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'Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music, Flos Campi, Mystical Songs' (CDA66420)
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music, Flos Campi, Mystical Songs
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'Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music, Flos Campi, Mystical Songs' (CDA30025)
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music, Flos Campi, Mystical Songs
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'A Treasury of English Song' (HYP30)
A Treasury of English Song
HYP30  Super-budget price sampler — Deleted  
'Schubert: An introduction to The Hyperion Schubert Edition' (HYP200)
Schubert: An introduction to The Hyperion Schubert Edition
HYP200  Super-budget price sampler — Deleted  
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
A brown bird singing (Wood)
A Cradle Song (Sheldon)
A mood (Travers)
A Perfect Day (Jacobs-Bond)
A Song of Sleep (Somerset)
Abendlied  No 2 of Three Folk songs (Mendelssohn)
Ach, aus dieses Tales Gründen  First line to Sehnsucht, D52 (Schubert)
Ade, mein Schatz, du mochtst mich nicht  First line to Seemanns Abschied 'Sailor's farewell' (Wolf)
Agite, bon cheval, ta crinière fuyante  First line to Le galop (Duparc)
Agnus Dei  Movement 1 of Dona nobis pacem (Vaughan Williams)
All the dreaming is broken through  First line to My dearest heart (Sullivan)
All through the night there's a little brown bird singing  First line to A brown bird singing (Wood)
Alle Winde schlafen auf dem Spiegel der Flut  First line to Die Meere 'The seas', Op 20 No 3 (Brahms)
An der Quelle sass der Knabe  First line to Der Jüngling am Bache, D638 (Schubert)
An die Freude, D189 (Schubert)
An Emma, D113 (Schubert)
Antiphon  No 5 of Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams)
Au firmament sans étoile  First line to La fuite (Duparc)
Beat! beat! drums!  Movement 2 of Dona nobis pacem (Vaughan Williams)
Because (Hardelot/Rhodes)
Bird of Love Divine (Wood)
Bird Songs at Eventide (Coates)
Come to me in the silence of the night  First line to Echo (Somerset)
Come, dearest heart, 'mid the flow'rs of June  First line to Love's garden of roses (Wood)
Come, my way, my truth, my life  First line to The Call, No 4 of Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams)
Connaissez-vous la blanche tombe  First line to Lamento (Duparc)
Das Geheimnis, D793 (Schubert)
Das Mädchen aus der Fremde, D117 (Schubert)
De sa dent soudaine et vorace  First line to Le manoir de Rosemonde (Duparc)
Dear thoughts are in my mind, and my soul soars enchanted  First line to The lark in the clear air (Anon/Tate)
Der Jüngling am Bache, D638 (Schubert)
Der Pilgrim, D794 (Schubert)
Diane, Séléné  No 3 of L'horizon chimérique, Op 118 (Fauré)
Die Bürgschaft, D246 (Schubert)
Die Entzückung an Laura, D390 (Schubert)
Die Entzückung an Laura, D577 (Schubert/Hoorickx)
Die Meere 'The seas', Op 20 No 3 (Brahms)
Die vier Weltalter, D391 (Schubert)
Dioskuren, Zwillingssterne  First line to Lied eines Schiffers an die Dioskuren, D360 (Schubert)
Dirge for two veterans  Movement 4 of Dona nobis pacem (Vaughan Williams)
Domine Jesu Christe  Movement 3 of Requiem, Op 9 (Duruflé)
Dona nobis pacem (Vaughan Williams)
Down by the Salley Gardens (Anon/Hughes)
Drink to me only with thine eyes (Anon/Quilter)
Easter  No 1 of Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams)
Echo (Somerset)
Étoile dont la beauté luit  First line to Sérénade florentine (Duparc)
Fantasia on Christmas Carols (Vaughan Williams)
Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams)
Four Indian Love Lyrics (Woodforde-Finden)
Freude, schöner Götterfunken  First line to An die Freude, D189 (Schubert)
Friend o' mine (Sanderson)
God's Garden (Lambert)
High on the giddy bending mast  First line to Sailor's song, Hob XXVIa:31 (Haydn)
How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank!  First line to Serenade to Music (Vaughan Williams)
I canna get to my love, if I would dee  First line to Water o' Tyne (Anon)
I got me flowers  No 2 of Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams)
I heard you singing (Coates)
I must go down to the seas again  First line to Sea fever (Ireland)
I think that I shall never see  First line to Trees (Rasbach)
Ich stand gelehnet an den Mast  First line to Wasserfahrt, No 3 of Three Folk songs (Mendelssohn)
I'll be near my journey's end  First line to The Cheviot Hills (Robson)
I'll sing thee songs of Araby (Clay)
I'll walk beside you (Murray)
In einem Tal bei armen Hirten  First line to Das Mädchen aus der Fremde, D117 (Schubert)
In paradisum  Movement 9 of Requiem, Op 9 (Duruflé)
In summertime on Bredon (Peel)
In the gloaming (Harrison)
It is only a tiny garden (Wood)
Je me suis embarqué  No 2 of L'horizon chimérique, Op 118 (Fauré)
Just a-wearyin' for you (Jacobs-Bond)
Kashmiri Song  No 3 of Four Indian Love Lyrics (Woodforde-Finden)
La fuite (Duparc)
La mer est infinie  No 1 of L'horizon chimérique, Op 118 (Fauré)
La vague et la cloche (Duparc/Indy)
Lamento (Duparc)
Last night I lay a-sleeping  First line to The Holy City (Adams/Maybrick)
Laura am Klavier, D388 (Schubert)
Laura, über diese Welt zu flüchten  First line to Die Entzückung an Laura, D390 (Schubert)
Laura, über diese Welt zu flüchten  First line to Die Entzückung an Laura, D577 (Schubert/Hoorickx)
Le galop (Duparc)
Le manoir de Rosemonde (Duparc)
Leichenfantasie, D7 (Schubert)
Let all the world in ev'ry corner sing  First line to Antiphon, No 5 of Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams)
L'herbe est molle au sommeil sous les frais peupliers  First line to Phidylé (Duparc)
L'horizon chimérique, Op 118 (Fauré)
Lied eines Schiffers an die Dioskuren, D360 (Schubert)
Little white star on the mountain heather  First line to Mountain Lovers (Squire)
Lonely I wander through scenes of my childhood  First line to The old house (O'Connor)
Lord of the bygone centuries  First line to Star of God (Coates)
Lord, thou hast been our refuge 'Psalm 90' (Vaughan Williams)
Love bade me welcome  No 3 of Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams)
Love, could I only tell thee (Capel)
Love's garden of roses (Wood)
Love's old sweet song (Molloy)
Mother Machree (Olcott/Ball)
Mountain Lovers (Squire)
My dearest heart (Sullivan)
My young love said to me, “My mother won’t mind  First line to She moved thro' the fair (Anon)
Ne jamais la voir ni l'entendre  First line to Soupir (Duparc)
Near to Banbridge town, in the County Down  First line to The Star of the County Down (Anon/Hughes)
Nights are growing very lonely  First line to There's a long, long trail a-winding (Elliott)
No star in all the world until you came  First line to Until (Sanderson)
Noch in meines Lebens Lenze  First line to Der Pilgrim, D794 (Schubert)
O men from the fields  First line to A Cradle Song (Sheldon)
O 'twas on the broad Atlantic  First line to The mermaid (Anon/Vignoles)
Oh the green hills o’ Somerset  First line to The Green Hills o' Somerset (Coates)
Oh the old ship laughs as she takes the water  First line to Time to go (Sanderson)
Old Simon the cellarer keeps a rare store  First line to Simon the Cellarer (Hatton)
On the banks of the Wabash, far away (Dresser)
Once in the dear dead days beyond recall  First line to Love's old sweet song (Molloy)
One day there sand a little bird  First line to Bird of Love Divine (Wood)
Orpheus with his lute (Sullivan)
Over the quiet hills  First line to Bird Songs at Eventide (Coates)
Pale hands I loved beside the Shalimar  First line to Kashmiri Song, No 3 of Four Indian Love Lyrics (Woodforde-Finden)
Passing by (Purcell/Cockram)
Phidylé (Duparc)
Pie Jesu  Movement 5 of Requiem, Op 9 (Duruflé)
Reconciliation  Movement 3 of Dona nobis pacem (Vaughan Williams)
Requiem aeternam  First line to Introït, Movement 1 of Requiem, Op 9 (Duruflé)
Requiem, Op 9 (Duruflé)
Rise heart; thy Lord is risen. Sing his praise without delays  First line to Easter, No 1 of Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams)
Roses of Picardy (Wood)
Round my Indiana homestead wave the cornfields  First line to On the banks of the Wabash, far away (Dresser)
Sailor's song, Hob XXVIa:31 (Haydn)
Sea fever (Ireland)
Seated one day at the organ  First line to The Lost Chord (Sullivan)
Seemanns Abschied 'Sailor's farewell' (Wolf)
Sehnsucht, D52 (Schubert)
Sérénade (Duparc)
Sérénade florentine (Duparc)
Serenade to Music (Vaughan Williams)
She is far from the land (Lambert)
She is watching by the poplars  First line to Roses of Picardy (Wood)
She moved thro' the fair (Anon)
Si j'étais, ô mon amoureuse  First line to Sérénade (Duparc)
Sie konnte mir kein Wörtchen sagen  First line to Das Geheimnis, D793 (Schubert)
Simon the Cellarer (Hatton)
Sleep, darling, sleep, the daylight  First line to A Song of Sleep (Somerset)
Smilin' through (Penn)
Soupir (Duparc)
Star of God (Coates)
Swimmers (Ives)
The Angel of Death has been abroad  Movement 5 of Dona nobis pacem (Vaughan Williams)
The Call  No 4 of Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams)
The Cheviot Hills (Robson)
The Green Hills o' Somerset (Coates)
The Holy City (Adams/Maybrick)
The lark in the clear air (Anon/Tate)
The last sunbeam  First line to Dirge for two veterans, Movement 4 of Dona nobis pacem (Vaughan Williams)
The Lord God planted a garden  First line to God's Garden (Lambert)
The Lost Chord (Sullivan)
The mermaid (Anon/Vignoles)
The Old Brigade (Barri/Slater)
The old house (O'Connor)
The Sea (Borodin)
The sea stormily roars, rolling its grey waves  First line to The Sea (Borodin)
The songs of the birds in the sunshine  First line to A mood (Travers)
The Songs of Today (Bennett)
The Star of the County Down (Anon/Hughes)
The the swift plunge into the cool green dark  First line to Swimmers (Ives)
The trumpeter (Dix)
Then the swift plunge into the cool green dark  First line to Swimmers (Ives)
There is a lady sweet and kind  First line to Passing by (Purcell/Cockram)
There’s a spot in me heart which no colleen may own  First line to Mother Machree (Olcott/Ball)
There's a little brown road windin' over the hill  First line to Smilin' through (Penn)
There's a long, long trail a-winding (Elliott)
They were summoned from the hillside  First line to Till the boys come home 'Keep the home fires burning' (Novello/Davies)
This is the truth sent from above  First line to Fantasia on Christmas Carols (Vaughan Williams)
Three Folk songs (Mendelssohn)
Till I wake  No 2 of Four Indian Love Lyrics (Woodforde-Finden)
Till the boys come home 'Keep the home fires burning' (Novello/Davies)
Time to go (Sanderson)
Trees (Rasbach)
Trumpeter, what are you sounding now?  First line to The trumpeter (Dix)
Une fois, terrassé par un puissant breuvage  First line to La vague et la cloche (Duparc/Indy)
Until (Sanderson)
Vaisseaux, nous vous aurons aimés  No 4 of L'horizon chimérique, Op 118 (Fauré)
Vaisseaux, nous vous aurons aimés en pure perte  No 4 of L'horizon chimérique, Op 118 (Fauré)
Wasserfahrt  No 3 of Three Folk songs (Mendelssohn)
Water o' Tyne (Anon)
Weit in nebelgrauer Ferne  First line to An Emma, D113 (Schubert)
Wenn dein Finger durch die Saiten meistert  First line to Laura am Klavier, D388 (Schubert)
Wenn ich auf dem Lager liege  First line to Abendlied, No 2 of Three Folk songs (Mendelssohn)
When you are happy, friend o’ mine  First line to Friend o' mine (Sanderson)
When you come to the end of a perfect day  First line to A Perfect Day (Jacobs-Bond)
Where are the boys of the old Brigade  First line to The Old Brigade (Barri/Slater)
Will you go with me? (Murray)
Wohl perlet im Glase der purpurne Wein  First line to Die vier Weltalter, D391 (Schubert)
Word over all, beautiful as the sky  First line to Reconciliation, Movement 3 of Dona nobis pacem (Vaughan Williams)
Yes! let me like a soldier fall (Wallace)
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