Thomas Dear
Bass

A graduate of the Rainier III Academy of Music in Monaco, Thomas Dear made his debut at the Monte Carlo Opera. In January 2011, he was a prize-winner at the Viñas Competition in Barcelona, which opened the doors to an international career. Soon thereafter, he sang at the Grand Théâtre in Geneva (appearing as Farfarello in The Love for Three Oranges, and the First Murderer / Archbishop in Battistelli’s Richard III).
After making his debut at the Paris Opera (as a Cappadocian in Salomé then as Count Lamoral in Arabella), he sang at the Flemish Opera (Tchaikovsky’s The Enchantress), the Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam (a Priest and a Man of Arms in The Magic Flute, and Count Lamoral), the Nice Opera (the Doctor and the Shepherd in Pelléas et Mélisande, Colline in La Bohème, the Hermit in Der Freischütz, Hobson in Peter Grimes, Baron Douphol in La Traviata, and Méru in Les Huguenots), the Bordeaux Opera (the First Soldier in Salomé), at the Capitole de Toulouse (the Fourth Shepherd in Daphné, Brother Benedictine and the Third masker in Betrothal in a Monastery), in Limoges (Escamillo in Carmen), in Toulon (Rochefort in Anna Bolena, the Doctor and the Shepherd in Pelléas et Mélisande), and the Avignon Opera (Zuniga in Carmen). He has also performed the roles of Sarastro in The Magic Flute, during a tour of open-air operas, Colline in La Bohème at the Souston Festival, Claudio in Henri Sauguet’s Les Caprices de Marianne in over a dozen French opera houses during the 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 seasons.
During the summer of 2016, he sang at the Aix Festival for the first time. He has also sung the roles of Don Pedro (Béatrice et Bénédict) and Mathisen (Le Prophète) at the Capitole de Toulouse, Oroveso (Norma) and Prince Grémine (Eugene Onegin) at the Saint-Étienne Opera (where he also sang Mozart’s Requiem), Angelotti (Tosca) and Monterone (Rigoletto) at the Nice Opera, the Doctor and the Shepherd (Pelléas et Mélisande) at the Paris Opera. Thomas Dear also performs in concert (Verdi’s Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem and Mass in C, Rossini’s Stabat Mater).

Projects:
Tom (Un ballo in Maschera) at the Paris Opera, Oroe (Semiramide) in Saint-Étienne.

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