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Thomas Walker
Tenor

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Thomas Walker was born in Glasgow and studied voice under Ryland Davies at the Royal College of Music in London. He recently sang Rinaldo (Haydn’s Armida) under the direction of René Jacobs in Warsaw, Vienna and Basle, the title role in Rameau’s Zoroastre at the Komische Oper in Berlin, Secrecy (Purcell’s The Fairy Queen) as well as the title role in Platée at the Stuttgart Opera, Admète (Gluck’s Alceste) at the Ruhrtriennale, and Sospiro (Gassmann’s L’Opera seria) at La Monnaie in Brussels. His other roles include Comte Almaviva (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Eurimaco (Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria), Janek (The Makropulos Affair), Alessandro (Il Re pastore), Peter Quint (The Turn of the Screw), Lysander (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Lindoro (L’Italiana in Algeri), Pelléas (Pelléas et Mélisande), Linfea (Calisto), and Lechmere (Owen Wingrave) at London’s Royal Opera House, the English National Opera, the Scottish Opera, the Innsbruck Baroque Music Festival and on tour with the Matheus Ensemble. Thomas Walker also performs in concert with an extensive repertoire that includes Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Handel’s Belshazzar (Salzburg Festival), Carl Orff’s Carmina burana (BBC Proms), Mendelssohn’s Elias, Berlioz’s L’Enfance du Christ (Fondation Gulbenkian), Haydn’s Creation (B’Rock Orchestra, Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne), Handel’s Susanna, Bach’s Saint John’s Passion, Saint Matthew’s Passion, Magnificat, the Easter Oratorio and Mass in B Minor under the direction of conductors like Daniel Reuss, Ottavio Dantone, Sir Andrew Davis, Jeffrey Tate, Paul McCreesh, Mark Padmore, Frans Brüggen, and Jonathan Cohen. He has also recorded John Blow’s An Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell with the Arcangelo Ensemble under the baton of Jonathan Cohen.

Projects:
Adamo (Il Primo Omicidio) at the Berlin Staatsoper and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.

Thomas Walker is making his Paris Opera debut.

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