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Born Edinburgh.

Scottish baritone.

Ivor Klayman studied Law at Edinburgh University, and during that period also trained as a singer under John and Marie Tainsh. He was a long term member of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, singing solo roles from time to time. During an extensive singing career he built up a wide solo repertoire of oratorio and concert works. These range from Bach to Walton, and include Messiah, Creation, Damnation of Faust, Carmina Burana and the Requiems of Verdi and Fauré.

He sang principal baritone roles with the Edinburgh University Savoy Group, University Opera Club and for many years with the Edinburgh Opera Group, Opera Camerata and Edinburgh Grand Opera. His repertoire includes many of the major baritone roles including Mozart (Leporello), Rossini (William Tell), Donizetti (Dulcamara), Verdi (Nabucco, Macbeth, Germont), Borodin (Prince Igor), Massenet (Herod) and Vaughan Williams (Pilgrim The Pilgrim's Progress, Falstaff Sir John in Love).

Roles in Scotland

Don Procopio an elderly miser
Don Procopio 1978
Tonio a player
Pagliacci 1980
Sir John Falstaff a portly knight
Sir John in Love 1982
Damnation de Faust 1984
Herode King Herod
Hérodiade 1990
Zurga leader of the fishermen
Pearl Fishers 2001
Don Marco a priest
Saint of Bleecker Street 2006
Nabucco Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon
Nabucco 2007
Tom a smuggler
Prigione di Edimburgo 2011
Dancaïre a smuggler
Carmen 2012
Giorgio Germont Alfredo's father
Traviata 2013
Traviata 2019
Leporello Giovanni's servant
Don Giovanni 2013
Dulcamara a quack doctor
Elisir d'amore 2015
Nourabad High Priest of Brahma
Pearl Fishers 2018
Pandolfe Lucette's father
Cendrillon 2018
Nilakantha a Brahmin priest
Lakmé 2022

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