Sir Thomas Allen in conversation with Dr Kate Kennedy and pianist Simon Over

Sir Thomas has won worldwide acclaim for the many roles he has made his own including Billy Budd, Pelléas, Eugene Onegin, Ulisse and Beckmesser. He has sung no fewer than 50 roles at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and in recent years, he has added directing to his credits, making an acclaimed US debut with The Marriage of Figaro.

Click here to listen to his performance and conversation about his life with Radio 3 presenter Kate Kennedy and pianist Simon Over.