William Thomas

Last updated: May 29, 2024

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

The 2023–2024 season sees William sing Hobson in a new production of Peter Grimes in his debut at Teatro alla Scala, Milan and make his debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Colline in La bohème. Highlights on the concert platform include Rossini’s Stabat Mater with the Hallé Orchestra and Sir Mark Elder, and Verdi’s Requiem with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Ryan Wigglesworth.

He has also sung at the Wiener Staatsoper, the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival, English National Opera, Garsington Opera, and the Grange Festival, and for the Opéra de Rouen Normandie. Future seasons see him return to the Royal Opera and the Glyndebourne Festival, and make debuts at Oper Köln and the Bayerische Staatsoper.

On the concert platform he has appeared at the Salzburg Festival with Camerata Salzburg and Manfred Honeck, with the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra and Dinis Sousa, at the BBC Proms with the Britten Sinfonia and David Bates, at the Edinburgh Festival with The English Concert and John Butt, with the London Symphony Orchestra and François-Xavier Roth, and with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra and Phillip von Steinacker.

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