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Thomas Faulkner

bass-baritone

Thoams Faulkner
© Barbara Aumüller

Thomas Faulkner left the opera studio to join the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt in 2016/17. During his time with the company he has added several roles to his repertoire, including Elviro (Xerxes), Lodovico (Verdi's Otello), John Claggart (Billy Budd), Don Diego (Meyerbeer's L’Africaine), Alidoro (La Cenerentola) and Elmiro (Rossini's Otello). During the 2020/21 season he can be heard singing Lord Gualtiero Valton (I puritani), Elviro (Xerxes), Osmin (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Zuniga (Carmen), 1st Nazarene (Salome) and Pimen (role debut) in a new production of Boris Godunov. This British bass' recent guest engagements have included Masetto (Don Giovanni) at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysée in Paris and Garsington Opera and very successful performances of the Watersprite in a new production of Rusalka at the 2019 Tirol Festival in Erl. The corona shutdown sadly put paid to his making his debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London in Strauss’ Elektra. Other recent engagements have included appearances in Orfeo at the Munich Opera Festival, Banquo (Macbeth) on tour with Scottish Opera and Messenius (Cristina, regina di Svezia) and Dulcamara (L’elisir dʼamore) at the Wexford Festival. Recent concert work has included performances with the Orchestre de Chambre von Lausanne under Bertrand de Billy and the 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 and a scholarship from the Richard Wagner Verband.