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 until 2009, his awards include the Queen’s Commendation for Excellence, a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, the 2018 Whatsonstage Award for Excellence in Opera and the 2018 Royal Philharmonic Society Singer Award. Allan Clayton has sung at many prestigious venues including Glyndebourne, the Royal Opera House (Covent Garden), Opéra Comique (Paris), Komische Oper Berlin and the Metropolitan Opera, New York. He has given lied recitals around the world, with repertoire including works such as Schubert’s Winterreise and Die schöne Müllerin and Vaughan Williams’ On Wenlock Edge. Several composers have written song cycles specifically with his voice in mind, including Mark-Anthony Turnage with Refugee and Josephine Stephenson with Une saison en enfer. Festival appearances include Adelaide, Cheltenham, Aldeburgh, Perth and Edinburgh.