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Alan Donald Woodrow (born 1952) is a Canadian opera singer.
Born in Toronto, Woodrow studied singing with George Lambert at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto before pursuing further studies at the London Opera Centre. On completing these studies he joined English National Opera (ENO) as a principal tenor and quickly developed into the dramatic fach. It is in this repertoire that he has emerged at an international level. The acclaim he generated in Martinu's Greek Passion at the Edinburgh Festival brought him to the attention of major European houses. Woodrow retains a highly productive relationship with ENO and Basel Opera. He also appears in Tel Aviv, the Guelph Spring Festival, Munich Bayerische Staatsoper, Royal Albert Hall, Theater Basel, San Diego Opera, Teatro San Carlo, Teatro Massimo of Palermo, City of London Sinfonia, San Antonio Symphony, Philharmonia Orchestra, Teatro Comunale of Florence, Richard Strauss Festspiele Garmisch. Engagements this and last season include the Teatro Verdi in Trieste, Opéra de Rouen, Théâtre du Capitole at Toulouse, Teatro Massimo of Palermo and Guido Bardi in Eine florentinische Tragödie for La Scala, Milan.
Woodrow has sung extensively with major opera houses around the world. He was principal tenor for several years at English National Opera; his numerous roles there include Don José in Bizet's Carmen, Prince Andrei in Mussorgksy's Khovanschina, and the Captain in Berg's Wozzeck.