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Tenor, Thomas Glenn has performed at the San Francisco Opera, The Metropolitan Opera, The Lyric Opera of Chicago, Netherlands Opera and The English National Opera among others.  His roles include Ferrando in COSÌ FAN TUTTE and the title role in LA CLEMENZA DI TITO, as well as Italian bel canto roles such as Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’ELISIR D’AMORE, Count Almaviva in Rossini’s IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA and Tebaldo in Bellini’s I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI. He equally, has a great love of Twentieth Century operas, particularly those of Britten, Stravinsky and Janácek.

He frequently performs with the Atlanta Symphony as well as orchestras like The Cleveland Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada, the China National Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, Marin Symphony, and Santa Rosa 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.  Also at San Francisco Opera, Thomas created the role of Physicist, Robert Wilson in the world premiere of John Adams’ DOCTOR ATOMIC.  He reprised this role in many productions and won a Grammy Award for the 2011 recording with the Metropolitan Opera on the SONY label.

In the 2012-13 season, Thomas appears as Beppe in Cincinnati Opera’s production of I pagliacci and Gherardo in Gianni Schicchi; as Charlie in Mahagonny and Taco Bell in Vera of Las Vegas with Berkeley Opera; as Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte with Intermountain Opera; as Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia at Sacramento Opera; and as Spalanzani in Les contes d’Hoffmann at San Francisco Opera.

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 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.

 

 
 
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