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Open Features: Benjamin Luxon

Peter Wintersgill outlines the career of singer Benjamin Luxon, who created the role of Britten's Owen Wingrave.

24th. March 1937 in Redruth.

Ernest, lorry driver.


Adult life
Studied at G.S.M. Taught physical education till 1963. Sang in numerous recitals & concerts. Operatic debut 1971, when he created role of Britten's Owen Wingrave. Glyndebourne debut as Count in Figaro 1973,also as Don Giovanni 1977. Also sang with E.N.O. & at Aldeburgh & Covent Garden.
Has a warm sympathetic baritone voice, and is a notable singer of lieder. He is still alive.


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