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 concert engagements include his solo recital debut at Wigmore Hall, Messiah with the RTE Concert Orchestra and the Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in Paris with Les Siècles. William makes his Vienna State Opera debut in 2019/20 as Snug A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

 


Performance Schedule

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    19:00 21 Oct 2019 Wiener Staatsoper, VIENNA

    BENJAMIN BRITTEN A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    Oberon: Lawrence Zazzo
    Titania: Erin Morley
    Puck: Théo Touvet
    Theseus: Peter Kellner
    Hippolyta: Szilvia Vörös
    Lysander: Josh Lovell
    Demetrius: Rafael Fingerlos
    Hermia: Rachel Frenkel
    Helena: Valentina Naforniţă
    Bottom/Zettel: Peter Rose
    Flute: Benjamin Hulett
    Snug: William Thomas

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    20:00 11 Dec 2019 National Concert Hall Dublin, city TBC

    GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Messiah

    Conductor: Proinnsías Ó Duinn
    Bass: William Thomas
    Contact: RTÉ Concert Orchestra

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    20:00 12 Dec 2019 National Concert Hall Dublin, DUBLIN

    GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Messiah

    Conductor: Proinnsías Ó Duinn
    Bass: William Thomas
    Orchestra: RTÉ Concert Orchestra

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    20:00 13 Dec 2019 National Concert Hall Dublin, city TBC

    GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Messiah

    Conductor: Proinnsías Ó Duinn
    Bass: William Thomas
    Contact: RTÉ Concert Orchestra

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    19:00 04 Jan 2020 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, LIVERPOOL

    GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Messiah

    Conductor: Sofi Jeannin
    Soprano: Jeanine De Bique
    Mezzo: Jennifer Johnston
    Tenor: Oliver Johnston
    Bass: William Thomas
    Chorus: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir

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    19:30 17 Jan 2020 National Concert Hall Dublin, DUBLIN

    ANTONIN DVORAK Requiem in B-flat minor Op. 89

    Soprano: Adrienn Miksch
    Mezzo-soprano: Patricia Bardon
    Tenor: Julian Hubbard
    Bass: William Thomas

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)