Henry Robinson Allen

Henry Robinson Allen was born in 1809 and died in 1876.

Celebrated Irish dramatic singer, in later life a teacher and composer

He was the author of the two popular ballads, The Made of Athens and When We To Parted.

Allen was born in Cork, studied at the Royal Academy of music, London, and made his debut in London, in 1831, but did not attract general attention until 1842, when he appeared at the Drury Ln., Theatre as Damon and Acis and Galatea.

He was engaged several years at the Princess theater, saying in Don Giovanni, Otello, La Barcarole and other operas, and was highly esteemed both as a singer and an actor.

After his retirement, which took place early, he turned his attention to teaching and composing.