William Thomas

William Thomas

A graduate of the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and recipient of a number of major awards, British bass William Thomas is fast making a name for himself as one of today’s most promising young singers. He was a member of the Harewood Artists programme at English National Opera 2021-2022 and is a BBC New Generation Artist 2021-2023.

The 2023/24 season sees William sing Hobson in a new production of Peter Grimes in his debut at Teatro alla Scala, Milan and make his debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Colline La bohème. Highlights on the concert platform include Rossini’s Stabat Mater with the Hallé Orchestra/Sir Mark Elder and Verdi’s Requiem with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Ryan Wigglesworth.

He has also sung at the Wiener Staatsoper, the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival, English National Opera, Garsington Opera, the Grange Festival and for the Opéra de Rouen Normandie. Future seasons see him return to the Royal Opera and the Glyndebourne Festival and make debuts at Oper Köln and the Bayerische Staatsoper.

On the concert platform he has appeared at the Salzburg Festival with Camerata Salzburg/Manfred Honeck and with the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique /Dinis Sousa, at the BBC Proms with the Britten Sinfonia/David Bates, the Edinburgh Festival with The English Concert/John Butt and with the London Symphony Orchestra/François-Xavier Roth and the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra/Phillip von Steinacker.

Photo:  Thomas Gimson