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Hobbs, Thomas (tenor)
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Thomas Hobbs (tenor)

Born in Exeter, Thomas Hobbs graduated in history from King’s College London. He was awarded the RCM Peter Pears Scholarship at the Royal College of Music and recently completed his formal studies at Royal Academy Opera.

An associate artist of the Classical Opera Company, Thomas made his Royal Academy Opera début as Fileno in Haydn’s La fedelta premiata, conducted by Trevor Pinnock, and has subsequently made debuts with English National Opera (Telemaco, Monteverdi The Return of Ulysses) and with Bordeaux Opera (Handel Messiah). Other engagements include the title role in Arne’s Alfred, Tempo in Handel’s Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Dinsinganno (both Classical Opera Company) and the title role in Britten’s Albert Herring (Royal Academy Opera).

On the concert platform, highlights include Mozart C Minor Mass on tour in Italy (Frans Bruggen), Bach B Minor Mass in Europe and the Far East (Philippe Herreweghe/Collegium Vocale), Bach St Matthew Passion in Europe and the USA (also with Herreweghe), Handel Messiah (Helmut Rilling/Bachakademie Stuttgart), Britten Nocturne (Paul McCreesh/Stavanger Symphony Orchestra), Handel Joshua (Hans-Christoph Rademann/Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin) and Handel Israel in Egypt (Frieder Bernius/Stuttgart Kammerchor). Closer to home, his engagements have included Bach St Matthew Passion (Stephen Cleobury/King’s College Cambridge), Handel Messiah (Northern Sinfonia, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, City or Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra) and a programme of Haydn arias at the Wigmore Hall (Classical Opera Company).

His growing discography includes the role of Damon in Handel Acis and Galatea (Dunedin Consort/John Butt), Bach B Minor Mass (also Dunedin Consort) and Monteverdi Vespers (New College Oxford/Edward Higginbottom).


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