Thomas Walker

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Cambridge Handel Opera Company (CHOC) is fortunate to work with some fantastic musicians and singers. You can find out a little bit more about some of them here.

Born in Glasgow, Thomas Walker studied brass at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and singing with Ryland Davies at the Royal College of Music. Over the last two decades he has performed a vast range of repertoire from JS, JC and CPE Bach, through Handel, Gluck and Mozart, to Beethoven, Janáček, Honegger and Britten.

This season Thomas will sing Mozart Requiem and Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century and Daniel Reuss; Arnalta in L’incoronazione di Poppea at the Berlin Staatsoper Unter den Linden; Mozart Mass in C minor and Rossini Petite messe solenelle with Daniel Reuss and Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne; Britten Serenade for tenor, horn and strings with the Bath Festival Orchestra and Oberon in Purcell The Fairy Queen at Drottningholms Slottsteater.

Previous highlights include Beethoven Missa Solemnis at the Bozar with the Orchestre National de Belgique and Hugh Wolff, JS, JC and CPE Bach’s Magnificat with Les Violons du Roy and Jonathan Cohen as well as the title role in Handel Belshazzar, Haydn Die Schöpfung, Orff Carmina Burana and Berlioz L’enfance du Christ for the Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik, RIAS Kammerchor Berlin, the Gulbenkian Foundation and at the BBC Proms.

Thomas recently made his debut at both Opéra national de Paris and the Staatsoper Berlin as Adam in Scarlatti Il Primo Omicidio. Other recent roles include Admeto in Gluck Alceste at the Ruhr Triennale and Rinaldo in Haydn Armida on tour with the Basel Chamber Orchestra, both with René Jacobs; the title role in Rameau Zoroastre at the Komische Oper Berlin; Purcell The Fairy Queen and title role in Rameau Platée for Staatsoper Stuttgart, and Sospiro in Gassmann L’opera seria at La Monnaie, Brussels. He has also sung Pélleas; Alessandro Il Re Pastore; Quint The Turn of the Screw; Lysander A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Lechmere Owen Wingrave for companies including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, English National Opera, Scottish Opera and Innsbruck Early Music Festival.

He has recorded a wide variety of repertoire including Janáček choral works and Beethoven Missa Solemnis with Cappella Amsterdam conducted by Daniel Reuss; Bach Magnificats with Arcangelo and Jonathan Cohen; and Honegger’s Le Roi David with Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne and Daniel Reuss.

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