Tómas Tómasson | Bass-Baritone

Bass-Baritone

Tómas Tómasson

Biography

Following his studies in Reykjavik and London, Tómas Tómasson regularly guests at the most renowned houses and institutions, including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Semperoper Dresden, Berlin State Opera, La Scala, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Teatro Real de Madrid, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, Théâtre de la Monnaie, Brussels, Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Los Angeles Opera. His concert repertoire includes Verdi’s Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem, Haydn’s Creation, Beethoven’s Choral Symphony and Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 and he has collaborated with conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Daniel Barenboim, Antonio Pappano, Andris Nelsons, Simone Young and René Jacobs. Recent highlights include his Wotan in Wagner’s Ring at Grand Théâtre de Genève, Wotan in Die Walküre and Tomsky in Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades at Teatro di San Carlo, Naples, Amfortas in Wagner’s Parsifal in Palermo, Saint-Saëns’s Samson et Dalila at Washington National Opera, and Dmitri Tcherniakov’s new production of Janáček’s The Makropulos Case at Zurich Opera House under the baton of Jakub Hrůša. In 2021-22 he performed in the world premiere of Péter Eötvös’s Sleepless at the Berlin State Opera with revivals in Geneva and Budapest. He made his debut with INO as Orest in Strauss’s Elektra, a role which he will perform again at the Opéra Bastille in Paris. Other future engagements include Janáček’s Katya Kabanova in Geneva, Strauss’s Salome in Tokyo, and the title role in Aribert Reimann’s Lear at the Bavarian State Opera.

May 2022