The internationally acclaimed American tenor began the 2018/19 season at San Francisco Opera singing the title role/Roberto Devereux (role debut). This season also includes Mozart’s Tito (Los Angeles) and Verdi’s Otello (Thomas’s first staged performances of the role in Toronto, with further performances in Berlin). He triumphed as Otello in concert performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Previous successes encompass leading roles in operas of Mozart (La clemenza di Tito, Salzburg); Beethoven (Fidelio, Cincinnati); Bellini (Norma, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, Valencia); Verdi (Nabucco, Met, Seattle; Don Carlo, Washington, Berlin; Simon Boccanegra, London; Stiffelio, Frankfurt); Mascagni (Cavalleria rusticana, Berlin); and Puccini (Tosca, Los Angeles). Thomas created Lazarus/John Adams’s The Gospel According to the Other Mary and has performed the work at English National Opera, Ravinia, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, which commissioned it. Among many other notable engagements have been Loge/Das Rheingold, Das Lied von der Erde, the Verdi Requiem with the New York Philharmonic, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood. An alumnus of the Metropolitan Opera’s young-artist program, Thomas received the Grand Prize, Audience Prize, and Tenor Prize in Barcelona’s highly prestigious Francisco Viñas Competition in 2010.
Lyric debut: Count di Luna/ Il trovatore (2018|19)
Last updated: November 17, 2018
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