Allan Clayton studied at St John’s College, Cambridge and at the Royal Academy of Music in London. An Associate of the Royal Academy of Music and former BBC New Generation Artist from 2007-2009, his awards include “The Queen’s Commendation for Excellence” and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship.
Allan took the lead role in Brett Dean’s Hamlet, which had its world premiere at Glyndebourne Festival Opera in June 2017. He also sang the role of David in Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and was part of the world premiere of Gerald Barry’s Alice’s Adventures Under Ground in Los Angeles and then the European premiere at the Barbican Centre in London with Britten Sinfonia, conducted by Thomas Ades.
Allan also has a busy and varied concert career, with appearances that include The Dream of Gerontius at the Barbican Centre in London with the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Mark Elder, Britten’s War Requiem with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Semyon Bychkov, and Handel’s Messiah for the Handel & Haydn Society in Boston.
The 2017-18 season will see Allan make his debut at Frankfurt Opera, and make return appearances at the Komische Oper Berlin and Opera Comique.