We are sad to hear that Allan Evans is no more.
He died on November 7 in Mannheim, where he sang in Pelleas et Melisande as recently as March this year.
Allan was 77.
Raised in Macon, Georgia, he went to Juilliard on a scholarship from the Reader’s Digest owners DeWitt and Lila Wallace and completed his studies with Hilde Zadek in Vienna. ‘I was born into racism,’ he said.
With few opportunities for a singer of colour in America, he joined the Theatre in Trier and later Basle, moving to Mannheim in 1987. He guested all over Europe, specialising in Wagner roles.