Tómas Tomasson Baritone

history

Born in Island, Tómas Tómasson studied in Reykjavic and at the Royal College of Music in London. His extensive repertoire ranges from Monteverdi to Philip Glass. He made his debut in heroic baritone roles such as Tomski (The Queen of Spades) and the Dutchman (The Flying Dutchman) at La Monnaie in Brussels and the title role in Wozzeck at the Opéra national de Lorraine.

He sang Klingsor (Parsifal) at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin and the Chicago Lyric Opera, Jochanaan (Salome), Kunrad (Feuersnot) and the Dutchman at the Semperoper in Dresden, Wotan (The Rhine Gold and The Valkyrie) in Oviedo and at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Wotan and the Wanderer at the Grand Théâtre in Geneva, Tomski at the Vienna Staatsoper and the Rome Opera, Hans Sachs (The Master Singers of Nuremberg) and the title role in Reimann's Lear at the Komische Oper in Berlin, Telramund (Lohengrin) in São Paulo, Amfortas and Klingsor in Budapest, Herrscher (Das Wunder der Heliane) in Antwerp and Ghent.

He took part in the creations of Beat Furrer's La Bianca Notte (Dino) in Hamburg, Frankfurt and Budapest, Jonathan Meese's Mondparsifal Alpha 1-8 (Amfortas) at the Wiener Festwochen and Mondparsifal Beta 9-23 by the same composer at the Berliner Festwochen.

He has sung with conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Daniel Barenboim, Antonio Pappano, Andris Nelsons, Simone Young, René Jacobs, Stefan Soltesz, Hartmut Haenchen, Mark Elder, Carlo Rizzi, James Conlon, Juraj Valčuha, Ingo Metzmacher, Lorin Maazel. His concert repertoire includes Verdi's Requiem, Bach's St Matthew Passion, Mozart's Requiem, Haydn's Creation, Beethoven's Symphony N°9, Mahler's Symphony N°8.

Debut at the Paris Opera

Currently in

  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 10 May to 01 June 2022
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