19 June 2021
Allan Clayton is established as one of the most exciting and sought after singers of his generation. He 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 2007-09, his awards include “The Queen’s Commendation for Excellence” and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship. He was awarded the MBE in the Queen’s 2021 Birthday honours list.Clayton’s 2020/21 season includes the title role in Britten’s Peter Grimes at Madrid’s Teatro Real in a new production by Deborah Warner, Beethoven’s An die ferne geliebte with Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra under Andrew Manze, H.K. Gruber’s Frankenstein at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Britten’s Serenade with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Pekka Kuusisto, and a planned residency in Snape Maltings. During the summer of 2020 he took part in Glyndebourne’s Garden Opera series with In the Market for Love, an updated version of Offenbach’s Mesdames de La Halle. Winner of the 2018 Royal Philharmonic Society Singer Award. Winner of the 2018 Whatsonstage Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera.