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In rehearsals for Don Giovanni

Thomas Allen appointed Music Adviser to Scottish Opera

Posted 10 Apr 2014

World famous baritone Sir Thomas Allen has been appointed Music Adviser to Scottish Opera.  His brief is to provide high level input and advice on musical and artistic matters while the company continues the process of recruiting a Music Director. In recent years he has formed a close association with the company, directing critically acclaimed productions of Rossini's Barber of Seville and Mozart's trio of masterpieces Marriage of Figaro, Magic Flute and Don Giovanni

Originally from County Durham, Sir Thomas has performed all over the world and was awarded his knighthood for services to opera. He is one of only nine people to be awarded a Queen's Medal for Music.

Scottish Opera General director Alex Reedijk said "Tom is a master of the artform and a talented musician, and his phenomenal experience in the world of opera - singing, teaching and directing - will be a great asset to the company."

Read more about his previous roles in Scotland  here.

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