Russell Thomas

Tenor

The internationally celebrated American tenor starred earlier this season in Vanished, a three-part indie art film produced by The Dallas Opera. Last season at Lyric, he co-starred in Verdi Voices. The 2019/20 season included his first Don Alvaro/La forza del destino (Deutsche Oper Berlin), Radames/Aida (Houston Grand Opera, Canadian Opera Company) and his return to the title role/Otello (Washington National Opera). He recently starred in Il trovatore (Bayerische Staatsoper), Idomeneo (Salzburg Festival, in a new Peter Sellars production), Roberto Devereux (San Francisco Opera), and La clemenza di Tito (LA Opera). Thomas has previously enjoyed success as Beethoven’s Florestan (Cincinnati); Bellini’s Pollione (San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, Valencia); Verdi’s Stiffelio (Frankfurt), Don Carlo (Washington, Berlin), and Gabriele Adorno (London); and Puccini’s Rodolfo (Met). He has been featured with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, and Boston Symphony Orchestra. 

Roles at Lyric: Verdi Voices (2021/22), Canio/Pagliacci (2020/21), Mario Cavaradossi/Tosca (2021/22), Manrico/Il trovatore (2018/19) Pollione/Norma (2016/17)


Last updated: July 19, 2022
Photo: Fay Fox