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Sir Thomas Allen

Sean Rafferty visits the home of celebrated British English baritone Sir Thomas Allen, who discusses his life and work.

Sean Rafferty visits the home of the great British English baritone, Sir Thomas Allen.

Born in County Durham and still fiercely proud of his North Eastern roots, Sir Thomas is one of the best-known, best-loved and most critically rated English singers on the international stage. His huge career has taken him to all the world's major opera houses. Sean Rafferty catches up with the great man at his home to discuss life and music.

1 hour, 15 minutes

Music Played

  • Adolphe Adam

    Oh Holy Night

    Ensemble: Black Dyke Band.
    • OBRASSO : 925.
    • OBRASSO.
    • 3.
  • Eric Coates

    I heard you singing

    Singer: Thomas S. Allen. Performer: Malcolm Martineau.
    • HYPERION : CDA767373.
    • HYPERION.
    • 2.
  • Richard Wagner

    Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg - Act 2: Den Tag seh ich erscheinen

    Singer: Thomas S. Allen. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • ROYAL OPERA HOUSE : ROHS008.
    • ROYAL OPERA HOUSE.
    • 19.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Don Giovanni - Deh vieni all finestra

    Singer: Thomas S. Allen. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • EMI Classics : CDC 7-47037.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 18.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Die Zauberflote - Act 1 - Der Vogelfanger bin ich ja

    Singer: Thomas S. Allen. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • TELARC : CD-80302.
    • Telarc.
    • 4.
  • Harold Arlen

    One for my baby

    Singer: Frank Sinatra. Ensemble: The Count Basie Orchestra.
    • Reprise Records : 7599-01019-2.
    • Reprise Records.
    • 6.
  • George Ridley

    Cushie Butterfield

    Singer: Denis Weatherley. Performer: Clifton Helliwell.
    • NORTHUMBRIA ANTHOLOGY : MWMCDSP27.
    • NORTHUMBRIA ANTHOLOGY.
    • 6.
  • Arnold Schoenberg

    Verklarte Nacht, op.4 - Final mvt: Sehr Ruhig

    Ensemble: La Salle String Quartet. Performer: Jonathan Pegis. Performer: Jonathan Pegis.
    • Deutsche Grammophon : 410 962-1.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 5.

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