Welcome to the website of multi-talented singer, William Robert Allenby
35 Years on stage
William Robert Allenby Bass-baritone celebrated
35 years on stage in 2015, since his debut as Kurt
in 'the Sound of Music' with the Northern Theatre
Company, at the Hull New Theatre, in 1980.
His career has taken him around the world in a
variety of musical styles from Puccini through to
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rogers and Hammerstein.
William's considerable vocal and comedic talents
have taken him to major opera houses in many
leading comic and dramatic roles, garnering
universal critical acclaim. He has appeared at
the Royal Opera Covent Garden, English
National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Scottish
Opera, and Opera Holland Park, to name but a few.
Musicals and One-Man Show
Following his days as a juvenile lead with the
Northern Theatre Company in musicals and
variety shows, William's major break-through
came when he was engaged as a soloist for BBC
Radio 2 in 1989. He has since appeared many
times as a star singer on 'Friday Night is Music
Night' in a variety of broadcasts of musicals and
operetta and in international tours of 'Jesus Christ
Superstar' with Westend International.
William has also achieved considerable success in
over 400 performances of his extremely popular
one-man shows, 'An Enchanted Evening of Song' and 'The
Music of the Night' in theatres around the UK
and as a headline act aboard many of the luxury
cruise lines in the US and Europe.
++ New for 2018 ++
Sing God a Simple Song
William Allenby as Leonard Bernstein in 'Sing God a Simple Song' devised by Carl Davis and Pamela Howard (pictured).
The Travelling Companion
A mysterious stranger, a princess, a riddle, a wizard, with haunting, romantic music: the exciting re-discovery of Charles Villiers Stanford’s last and arguably finest opera, based on a story by Hans Christian Andersen, with libretto by Henry Newbolt.
New Sussex Opera Orchestra
New Sussex Opera Chorus
conductor Toby Purser
director Paul Higgins
designer Isabella Van Braeckel
John David Horton
The Travelling Companion Julien Van Mellaerts
The Princess Kate Valentine
The King Pauls Putnins
Wizard William Robert Allenby
Lewes Town Hall: 7 pm Wednesday November 21
Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne: 7 pm Thursday November 22
Cadogan Hall London SW1: 7 pm Friday November 30
Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden: 3 pm Sunday December 2
(this performance will be recorded live)
Production supported by The Stanford Society
++ New for 2017 ++
William has been busy in the recording studio this year, recording the role of Salvatore in the brand new musical 'Six Nights in Naples' (by Eden Phillips and Richard Link) with a west end cast headed up by the wonderful Kim Creswell. An anticipated run in London's West end is in the pipeline, so watch this space for further news!.