Thomas Walker

Tenor

“… Thomas Walker dispatched Adam's dizzyingly virtuosic music with aplomb ...”

SCARLATTI: Il primo omicidio, Staatsoper Berlin

Carlos Maria Solare, Opera Magazine

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.

Highlights

  • 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 – Hugo Wolff
  • Admeto Gluck Alceste – Ruhr Triennale – Rene Jacobs
  • Bach Evangelist St John Passion & St Matthew Passion – Orchestra of the 18th Century

Biography

Plans for the 2021/22 season and beyond include performances of Monteverdi L’incoronazione di Poppea with Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer in Budapest, Geneva and Vicenza and return invitations to the Orchestre National de Belgique for Mozart Mass in C…

Plans for the 2021/22 season and beyond include performances of Monteverdi L’incoronazione di Poppea with Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer in Budapest, Geneva and Vicenza and return invitations to the Orchestre National de Belgique for Mozart Mass in C minor at the Bozar, Brussels with Riccardo Minasi; Evangelist St Matthew Passion with Daniel Reuss and Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century and to the Royal Scottish National Orchestra for Britten War Requiem with Thomas Søndergård. Other plans include Messiah with Norddeutscher Rundfunk Hamburg conducted by Klass Stok; concerts in London and Cambridge with the Academy of Ancient Music and Laurence Cummings; 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 on tour with Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne and Daniel Reuss, and at the Bozar with the Orchestre National de Belgique and Hugh Wolff, and JS, JC and CPE Bach Magnificat with Les Violons du Roy and Jonathan Cohen. Other past concerts have included the title role in Handel Belshazzar, Handel Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, 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.

He 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.

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