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A Future for Classical Music: Sir Thomas Allen in Conversation with Prof Jeremy Dibble
Castle Lecture Series
World famous singer and Chancellor of Durham University, Sir Thomas Allen, discusses his vision for the future of opera, singing and classical music in general with Jeremy Dibble, Professor in the Department of Music. Frequently outspoken, Sir Thomas received widespread coverage for his keynote address at the 2002 Royal Philharmonic Society Awards when he criticised the music industry for turning a noble profession into a "money-grabbing, PR-led" exercise. Over ten years on, does he still agree?