Bio

Grammy Award winning tenor, Thomas Glenn enjoys a favorable reputation as a creative interpreter of bel canto and Classical period literature as well as modern works.
His most frequent operatic roles include Count Almaviva in Rossini’s Il barbiere die Siviglia, Lindoro in L’italiana in Algerì, Ferrando in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, and The Evangelist in J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. In contemporary works, he created the role of Robert Wilson in John Adams’ Doctor Atomic and continues to premiere new works by composers like Jack Perla and Tarik O’Regan.

Thomas has performed at major opera companies including San Francisco Opera, The Metropolitan Opera, The Lyric Opera of Chicago, Netherlands Opera and The English National Opera among others. He has also performed with major orchestras including the Atlanta Symphony, The Cleveland Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada, China National Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Berkeley Symphony and Oakland East Bay Symphony.

He is a graduate of the prestigious Adler Fellowship at San Francisco Opera where he enjoyed performing the Steersman in Der Fliegende Holländer, Vitek in Janacek’s The Makropulos Case, and Gherardo in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi.

Highlights of this season include: Alfred in Die Fledermaus, as well as McAlpine in John Estacio’s Filumena with Calgary Opera; The Shepherd in Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex with the Philharmonia Orchestra of London under the baton of Essa Pekka Salonen; Charles Mair in Louis Riel by Harry Somers with Canadian Opera Company, the National Arts Center of Canada and Festival d’Opéra de Québec.

Thomas holds three degrees in music performance: a bachelor’s from Brigham Young University, a master’s from The University of Michigan and a doctorate (abd) from Florida State University.  He is a past winner of the Concours International de Chant de Canari, France and a semi-finalist in the Monserrat Caballé Competition in Zaragoza, Spain.

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