Bass

William Thomas

Winner 2019 Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition

Winner 2018 Kathleen Ferrier Award

Winner 2018 John Christie Award

Introduction

Currently on the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, British bass William Thomas is fast making a name for himself as one of today’s most promising young singers.

Recipient of a number of major awards, he has recently performed Bartok’s Cantata Profana with the London Symphony Orchestra under François-Xavier Roth, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Orchestre national de Lyon under Alan Gilbert and has made his Wigmore Hall debut as part of Graham Johnson’s Songmakers’ Almanac. As a Jerwood Young Artist he sang the role of Nicholas in the UK premiere of Samuel Barber’s Vanessa at the Glyndebourne Festival.

Future engagements include further performances with the Songmakers’ Almanac; his Wigmore Hall solo debut and, at the GSMD, the role of Melibeo in Haydn’s La fedeltà premiata.


Repertoire

Concert

Bach
Johannes Passion

Bartok
Cantata Profana

Beethoven
Symphony No. 9

Handel
Messiah

Handel
Chandos Anthems

Haydn
Creation

Haydn
Nelson Mass

Janacek
Glagolitic Mass

Mozart
Requiem

Verdi
Requiem

 

Opera

Britten
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Peter Quince)

Mozart
Die Zauberflote (Sarastro)

Dove
The little green swallow (Calmon)

Barber
Vanessa (Nicholas)