Richard van Allan (Bass)
Born: 28th May 1935, Clipstone, Nottinghamshire
Died: 4th December 2008
Richard Van Allan CBE was a versatile British operatic bass singer who had a lengthy career.
He sang varied repertoire at Covent Garden and English National Opera, as well as at numerous important houses worldwide. With his distinctive profile and memorable stage presence, he made a powerful impression in many roles, from Wagner, Verdi and Mozart, to Gilbert and Sullivan.