During Thomas Faulkner's third season as a member of the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt he can be heard in three new productions: as Kulygin in Eötvös' Tri sestry / Three Sisters, Lord Gualtiero Valton in I puritani and Benes in Smetana's Dalibor. He can also be heard as Lodovico in Otello, the Wig Maker in Ariadne auf Naxos and he sings Elviro again in the first revival of the wonderful production of Xerxes. Last season he enjoyed great success singing three roles for the first time: Alidoro (La Cenerentola), John Claggart (in Richard Jones' wonderful production of Billy Budd) and Don Diego in a new production of Meyerbeer's L’Africaine and roles in Eugen Onegin, Glinka's Iwan Sussain and Weinberg's Die Passagierin/The (female) Passenger. Other recent roles for the company have included Graf Lamoral (Arabella), Zuniga (Carmen) and Jago (concert performances of Ernani), Mercury / Hector's Ghost (Les Troyens) and Farasmane (Radamisto) - all new productions - and unforgettable portrayals of characters in three one act operas by Martinů. Other recent engagements have included L’Orfeo at the Munich Opera Festival, Banquo (Macbeth) on tour with Scottish Opera, Messenius (Cristina, regina di Svezia) and Dulcamara (L’elisir dʼamore) at the Wexford Festival and concerts with the Orchestre de Chambre von Lausanne, under Bertrand de Billy, and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Thomas Faulkner studied at Cambridge University and the Royal Academy of Music London. This British historian's artistic achievements have won him many accolades, including a »Countess of Munster Musical Trust Award« and a scholarship from the Richard Wagner Verband.