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The baritone Anthony Smith was born in Newcastle-upon- Tyne and at the age of eight became a chorister at York Minster. He studied singing with Otakar Kraus and Eva Turner at the then Royal Manchester College of Music, took part in master classes by Tito Gobbi and undertook further work with Pierre Bernac and with distinguished teachers in Mantua and Rome. In 1973 he won first prize in the Kathleen Ferrier Competition and the following year triumphed in the Royal Overseas League Competition. His subsequent career took him to Glyndebourne, Opera North and Covent Garden, followed, between 1990 and 1994, by a period spent with the Nice Opera and his début with the Paris Opéra-Contique His international career has continued with recent appearances at the Opéra Bastille in Paris.

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