At the 2019 BBC Proms Markus Stenz conducts BBC NOW in Strauss, Brostroem & Brahms, Sunnyboy Dladla sings Mozart Requiem with BBC NOW with Natalie Stutzman, Hilary Summers sings Beethoven Symphony...MORE
Tenor Thomas Walker makes his début at the Opéra national de Paris in January singing Adam in a new production by Romeo Castellucci of Scarlatti's Il Primo Omicidio conducted by...MORE
Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, conducted by Daniel Reuss, 2017. By kind permission
Arcangelo, conducted by Jonathan Cohen. By kind permission of Hyperion Records, 2017
by kind permission of John Butt and The Dunedin Consort 2014
Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Paul McCreesh. Courtesy of Australian Broadcasting Corporation Classic FM 2014
Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century and Daniel Reuss. Glossa 2016. By kind permission
“… Thomas Walker’s declamatory, arresting singing with idiomatic French is best of all.”
Born in Glasgow, Thomas Walker studied brass at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and singing with Ryland Davies at the Royal College of Music, London.
- Adam Scarlatti Il Primo Omicidio – Opera National de Paris; Staatsoper Berlin
- Mendelssohn Elijah – Sydney Symphony Orchestra – Paul McCreesh
- Title role Rameau Platée; Purcell The Fairy Queen – Stuttgart Opera
- Beethoven Missa Solemnis – Belgian National Orchestra and Orchestra of the 18th Century
- Admeto Gluck Alceste – Ruhr Triennale – Rene Jacobs
- Bach Evangelist St John Passion & St Matthew Passion – Orchestra of the 18th Century
This season he makes his début at the Staatsoper Berlin as Adam in Scarlatti Il Primo Omicidio, a role he recently performed at the Opéra national de Paris and at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Other plans for this season and beyond include Beethoven Missa Solemnis with the Belgian National Orchestra and Hugh Wolff; and a tour of the Missa Solemnis and Mozart Requiem with Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne conducted by Daniel Reuss.
Thomas will sing Bach with with Les Violons du Roy and Jonathan Cohen (JS, JC & CPE Bach Magnificat); with the Orchestra of the 18th Century and Reuss (Evangelist, St Matthew Passion); and with De Nederlandse Bachvereniging and René Jacobs (tenor arias, St Matthew Passion); and Handel Messiah with Orquestra Barroca Casa da Música, Porto; with Real Orquesta Sinfónica, Seville; and with NDR Hamburg.
Thomas has recently sung Admeto in Gluck Alceste at the Ruhr Triennale and Rinaldo in Haydn Armida on tour with the Basel Chamber Orchestra, both with René Jacobs; the title role in Rameau Zoroastre at the Komische Oper Berlin; Purcell Fairy Queen and title role in Rameau Platée for Stuttgart Opera; and Sospiro in Gassmann L’opéra seria for La Monnaie, Brussels. Past roles include Pélleas; Janek Makropulos Case; Alessandro Il Re Pastore; Quint The Turn of the Screw; Lysander A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Letchmere Owen Wingrave for companies including the Royal Opera Covent Garden, ENO, Scottish Opera and Innsbruck Early Music Festival.
Recent concerts have included Haydn Die Schöpfung with Belgian B’Rock Orchestra; Tempo in Handel Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disiganno at the Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik; Beethoven Missa Solemnis on tour with the Orchestra of the 18th Century; title role in Handel Belshazzar with the RIAS Kammerchor Berlin on a European tour including the Salzburg Festival; Orff Carmina Burana at the BBC Proms; Elijah with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Berlioz L’enfance du Christ for the Gulbenkian Foundation. He has also sung Britten Les Illuminations and War Requiem; Stravinsky Pulcinella; Meyerbeer Emma di Resburgo and Tippett A Child of our Time with conductors including Sir Andrew Davis and Jeffrey Tate.
He has recorded a wide variety of repertoire including Janacek Choral Works and Beethoven Missa Solemnis with Cappella Amsterdam conducted by Daniel Reuss; Bach Magnificats with Arcangelo and Jonathan Cohen; and Honegger Le Roi David with Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne and Reuss.