Tómas Tómasson

Tómas Tómasson
Opera singer


Tómas Tómasson made his role debuts in the Heldenbariton repertoire (title roles of Der fliegende Holländer, Wozzeck). The Icelandic singer began his professional career performing Mozart and Verdi roles. His international career started after successfully concluding the Opera School at The Royal College of Music in London. Tómasson has performed in some among the world’s most important concert halls and opera houses, such as Covent Garden, Teatro alla Scala in Milano, La Monnaie in Brussels or at the Los Angeles Opera and the San Francisco Opera. During his career he has worked with such conductors as Riccardo Muti, Dariel Barenboim, Lorin Maazel or Andris Nelsons. As a bass in his repertoire there are the title roles of Don Giovanni, Der fliegende Holländer, Mazeppa, Rigoletto and Lear. In concert his performances include Mozart’s and Verdi’s Requiem, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion or Beethoven’s IX Symphony. The last two seasons have marked important role debuts in Wagner’s operas including Wotan (Rheingold) in Oviedo, the Wanderer (Siegfried) in Geneve, the Holländer (Der fliegende Holländer) in Dresden, Klingsor (Parsifal) in Berlin.

Education and training:
Reykjavik College of Music
Opera School at The Royal College of Music in London

Professional work:
Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels
Opéra Nancy
Icelandic Opera
Covent Garden
Teatro alla Scala in Milano
Teatro Regio in Torino
Berlin Staatsoper
Innsbruck Festival
Grand Théâtre de Genève
Vlaamse Opera
Baltimore Opera Company
Opéra de Lausanne
Teatro Real in Madrid
Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen
Teatro San Carlo in Napoli
Oper in Köln
Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich
Monte Carlo Opera
Netherlands Opera
Hamburgische Staatsoper
Frankfurt Oper
Los Angeles Opera
Houston Grand Opera
San Francisco Opera
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Teatro Municipal São Paulo
Hungarian State Opera
Komische Oper Berlin
Staatsoper Wien
Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
worked with such conductors as:
Riccardo Muti
Daniel Barenboim
Lorin Maazel
Antonio Pappano
Andrew Davis
Mark Elder
Daniel Oren
Carlo Rizzi
Andris Nelsons
Genadi Rostestvenski
René Jacobs
Ivor Bolton
Jesus Lopez Cobos
Donald Runnicles
Hartmut Haenchen
Christian Badea
Michel Plasson
Sebastian Weigle
Sebastian Lang-Lessing
Massimo Zanetti
Kazushi Ono

Principal roles:
P. I. Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame - Tomski
R. Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer - The Dutchman
A. Berg: Wozzeck - Wozzeck
J. S. Bach: St. John Passion
J. S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion
J. Haydn: Nelson Mass
W. A. Mozart: Coronation Mass
W. A. Mozart: Missa Brevis
W. A. Mozart: Requiem
G. Verdi:. Requiem
J. Haydn: Die Schöpfung
L. van Beethoven: IX Symphony
G. Mahler: Symphony No.8 - Pater Ecstaticus and Bariton solo
S. Prokofiev: The Fiery Angel - Ruprecht
W. A. Mozart: Don Giovanni - Don Giovanni
G. Verdi: La traviata - Giorgio Germont
G. Verdi: Il Trovatore - Count di Luna
P. Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana - Alfio
R. Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci - Tonio
W. A. Mozart: Così fan tutte - Don Alfonso
D. Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mzensk - Boris
P. I. Tchaikovsky: Mazeppa - Mazeppa
C. Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila - Grand Prêtre de Dagon
L. Balada: Faust-bal - Mephistopheles (world premiere)
G. Verdi: Rigoletto - Rigoletto
A. Reimann: Lear - King Lear
L. van Beethoven: Fidelio - Pizzaro
R. Wagner: Tristan und Isolde - Kurwenal
R. Wagner: Parsifal - Klingsor
R. Wagner: Lohengrin - Telramund
R. Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - Sachs
R. Wagner: Rheingold - Wotan
R. Wagner: Walküre - Wotan
R. Wagner: Siegfried - Wanderer
R. Wagner: Feuersnot - Kunrad
B. Furrer: La Bianca Notte - Dino
R. Strauss: Salome - Jochanaan