The American baritone has repeatedly scored great successes in the Verdi repertoire, with appearances last season as Simon Boccanegra (Pacific Opera Victoria), Falstaff (Manitoba Opera), Amonasro (Pensacola Opera), Rigoletto (Syracuse Opera), and Renato (Florida Grand Opera). In August he reprised his portrayal of Count di Luna/Il trovatore at the DomStufen Festival of Theater Erfurt (Germany). Among Thomas’s other recent achievements in Verdi have been Iago (Victoria), Germont (Pensacola, Chautauqua), and Ronaldo/La battaglia di Legnano (Sarasota). He also recently took on Wagner’s formidable Alberich for performances of Das Rheingold at North Carolina Opera and made his role debut as Gerard/Andrea Chénier (Erfurt, reprised in Antibes). He has also been frequently heard as Puccini’s Scarpia (most recently in Sarasota, Ottawa, and Miami). The New York native has performed in concert with Teatro Grattacielo at Avery Fisher Hall as well as Carnegie Hall. His orchestral appearances include the Orlando Philharmonic, Jacksonville Symphony, Topeka Symphony, Chautauqua Symphony, among many other ensembles. Thomas’s oratorio repertoire includes Elijah, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Brahms’s Requiem, Faure’s Requiem, Verdi’s Requiem, and Ralph Vaughan William’s Five Mystical Songs.
Previously at Lyric: Count Monterone/ Rigoletto (2017|18); Iago/Otello (2013/14); Count Monterone/Rigoletto (2012/13).
Last updated: October 7, 2017