B'Rock, conducted by Rene Jacobs, 2019. Live broadcast, by kind permission NTR
Kammerorchester Basel, conducted by Paul McCreesh, 2019. Live broadcast, with the kind support of the MDR-Rundfunkchor - provided by MDR-Kultur
L'Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne, conducted by Daniel Reuss, 2018. Live broadcast, by kind permission
Arcangelo, conducted by Jonathan Cohen. By kind permission of Hyperion Records, 2017
Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, conducted by Daniel Reuss, 2017. By kind permission
Thomas Walker returns to Drottningholm’s Slottstheater to sing Oberon in Purcell’s The Fairy Queen. Performances until 19th August.MORE
Thomas Walker appears at the Aix-en-Provence Easter Festival this month when he returns to work with the Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne for concerts conducted by Daniel Reuss. Repertoire includes Mozart...MORE
This month, Thomas Walker returns to the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century for a European tour, singing the Mozart Requiem with conductor Daniel Reuss and later this season Beethoven Symphony...MORE
“… Thomas Walker dispatched Adam's dizzyingly virtuosic music with aplomb ...”
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. Over the last two decades he has performed a vast range of repertoire from JS, JC and CPE Bach, through Handel, Gluck and Mozart, to Beethoven, Janáček, Honegger and Britten.
- Adam Scarlatti Il Primo Omicidio; Arnalta in Monteverdi L’incoronazione di Poppea – 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 – Hugo Wolff
- Admeto Gluck Alceste – Ruhr Triennale – Rene Jacobs
- Bach Evangelist St John Passion & St Matthew Passion – Orchestra of the 18th Century
This season Thomas will sing Mozart Requiem and Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century and Daniel Reuss; Arnalta in L’incoronazione di Poppea at the Berlin Staatsoper Unter den Linden; Mozart Mass in C minor and Rossini Petite messe solenelle with Daniel Reuss and Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne; Britten Serenade for tenor, horn and strings with the Bath Festival Orchestra and Oberon in Purcell The Fairy Queen at Drottningholms Slottsteater. Further ahead he will work again with René Jacobs in the role of Bajazet in Handel’s Tamerlano.
The 2021/22 season included performances of Monteverdi L’incoronazione di Poppea with Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer in Budapest, Geneva and Vicenza and a return invitation to the Orchestre National de Belgique for Mozart Mass in C minor at the Bozar, Brussels with Riccardo Minasi; and Evangelist St Matthew Passion with Daniel Reuss and Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century. Other concerts included Messiah with Norddeutscher Rundfunk Hamburg conducted by Klass Stok; Tristan in Frank Martin Le vin herbé with Cappella Amsterdam and Bach at Wigmore Hall with Gabrieli Consort and Paul McCreesh.
Previous highlights include Beethoven Missa Solemnis at the Bozar with the Orchestre National de Belgique and Hugh Wolff, JS, JC and CPE Bach Magnificat with Les Violons du Roy and Jonathan Cohen as well as the title role in Handel Belshazzar, Haydn Die Schöpfung, Orff Carmina Burana and Berlioz L’enfance du Christ for the Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik, RIAS Kammerchor Berlin, the Gulbenkian Foundation and at the BBC Proms.
Thomas recently made his debut at both Opéra national de Paris and the Staatsoper Berlin as Adam in Scarlatti Il Primo Omicidio. Other recent roles include 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 The Fairy Queen and title role in Rameau Platée for Staatsoper Stuttgart, and Sospiro in Gassmann L’opera seria at La Monnaie, Brussels. He has also sung Pélleas; Alessandro Il Re Pastore; Quint The Turn of the Screw; Lysander A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Lechmere Owen Wingrave for companies including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, English National Opera, Scottish Opera and Innsbruck Early Music Festival.
He has recorded a wide variety of repertoire including Janáček 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 Daniel Reuss.This biography should not be edited without permission from Maxine Robertson Management.