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Born Edinburgh.

Scottish baritone.

Ivor Klayman studied Law at Edinburgh University, and during that period also trained as a singer under John and Marie Tainsh. He was a long term member of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, singing solo roles from time to time. During an extensive singing career he built up a wide solo repertoire of oratorio and concert works. These range from Bach to Walton, and include Messiah, Creation, Damnation of Faust, Carmina Burana and the Requiems of Verdi and Fauré.

He sang principal baritone roles with the Edinburgh University Savoy Group, University Opera Club and for many years with the Edinburgh Opera Group, Opera Camerata and Edinburgh Grand Opera. His repertoire includes many of the major baritone roles including Mozart (Leporello), Rossini (William Tell), Donizetti (Dulcamara), Verdi (Nabucco, Macbeth, Germont), Borodin (Prince Igor), Massenet (Herod) and Vaughan Williams (Pilgrim The Pilgrim's Progress, Falstaff Sir John in Love).

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