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Walker, Thomas (tenor)

Thomas Walker (tenor)

Born in Glasgow, Thomas Walker studied in the brass department of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama before studying singing with Ryland Davies at the Royal College of Music and was one of the first singers to receive a Susan Chilcott Award.

On the opera stage roles have included Almaviva Il Barbiere di Siviglia; the title role in Rameau’s Platée; Eurimaco The Return of Ulysses; Jenek The Makropulos Case; The Italian Tenor Der Rosenkavalier; Lindoro L’Italiana in Algeri; Pélleas; Linfea Calisto; Letchmere in Britten’s Owen Wingrave, and in concert, Chevalier Les Dialogues des Carmélites, at venues including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Stuttgart Opera; English National Opera; Scottish Opera; the Edinburgh Festival and La Monnaie, Brussels.

On the concert platform Thomas has sung Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Janáček’s Otcenas and Beethoven’s Mass in C for the BBC Proms, and a wide variety of repertoire including Bach’s St Matthew and St John Passions, B Minor Mass and Magnificat; Handel’s Jephtha, Rodrigo and Messiah; Haydn’s Creation; Mozart’s La Betulia Liberata and Requiem; Meyerbeer’s Emma di Resburgo; Schubert’s Mass in E flat; Schumann’s Paradies und die Peri, Britten’s Les Illuminations; Tippett’s A Child of our Time and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella with orchestras and ensembles including Al Ayre Espagnol; Ensemble Matheus; Northern Sinfonia; Royal and London Philharmonic Orchestras; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa.

Conductors worked with have included Sir Andrew Davis, Kurt Masur, Thomas Zehetmair, Daniel Reuss, Harry Bicket, Christian Curnyn, Jean-Christophe Spinosi and René Jacobs.


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