Tenor Allan Clayton appeared in the World Premiere of George Benjamin’s Written on Skin at the 2012 Aix-en-Provence Festival, and in the 2012–13 season reprised the work at Netherlands Opera, Theatre du Capitole Toulouse, Wiener Festwochen, Bavarian Staatsoper, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. His roles have included Male Chorus in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia for Glyndebourne on Tour; Ferrando in Mozart’s Così fan tutte at New York City Opera, Covent Garden, Opera North, and Glyndebourne Festival; Bénédict in Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict for Paris’s Opéra Comique; Castor in Rameau’s Castor et Pollux and Lysander in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream for English National Opera; Belmonte in The Abduction from the Seraglio, Lampwick in the World Premiere of Jonathan Dove’s The Adventures of Pinocchio, and Camille in Lehár’s The Merry Widow for Opera North; and Britten’s Albert Herring for Glyndebourne and Opéra Comique. He will reprise Castor and Tamino at the Komische Oper Berlin.
Recent concert appearances include Britten’s War Requiem (at the Royal Albert Hall) and Tippett’s Midsummer Marriage (2013 BBC Proms), both with the BBC Symphony Orchestra; Bruckner’s Te Deum with the Gürzenich Orchestra; Handel’s Theodora with Les Violons du Roy; and Britten’s Nocturne with the London Sinfonietta. He has given Lieder recitals at the Cheltenham Festival, Perth International Arts Festival, Aldeburgh Festival, and London’s Wigmore Hall. He has collaborated with pianists including Paul Lewis, Graham Johnson, Malcolm Martineau, Roger Vignoles, Julius Drake, James Baillieu, Simon Lepper, and Joseph Middleton, performing works by Schubert, Vaughan Williams, Richard Strauss, Wolf, Britten, Duparc, and Tippett.
Allan Clayton studied at St. John’s College, Cambridge, and Royal Academy of Music in London. An Associate of the Royal Academy of Music and former BBC New Generation Artist from 2007 to 2009, his other honors include an inaugural Sir Elton John Scholarship at the RAM, John Christie Award, and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship.
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