Anglo-Scottish baritone Thomas Humphreys began singing as a chorister at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford and studied at the Royal Academy of Music.
In opera, most recently he sang the role of Tarabotto for West Green House Opera’s production of L’inganno felice (Rossini). He has sung the title role in Don Giovanni for the Opera Holland Park Young Artist Programme, as well as returning for their 2018 season to sing the roles of L’araldo Maggiore (Isabeau) and The Wigmaker (Ariadne auf Naxos). He made his debut with Glyndebourne Touring Opera as Servo di Flora (La Traviata), as well as covering the role of The Captain (Eugene Onegin) for Glyndebourne Festival Opera. He has been critically acclaimed for his performance of Jake Wallace (La Fanciulla del West) for Grange Park Opera. He has also sung and understudied roles for Opera Holland Park, English Touring Opera, the Merry Opera Company, and the King’s Head Theatre, recently singing Le Grand Pretre de Dagon (Samson et Dalila) for the Grimeborn Festival.
Thomas regularly performs with the conductors Hilary Davan Wetton, Jonathan Willcocks, Katherine Dienes-Williams and Calum Fraser at venues such as Cadogan Hall, St. John’s Smith Square, St. Martin-in-the-fields, Canterbury, Winchester and Guildford Cathedrals in a wide range of repertoire, including Messiah (Handel), Elijah (Mendelssohn), St. John Passion (Bach), Christmas Oratorio (Bach), Ein deutches Requiem (Brahms), Requiem (Mozart), Requiem (Faure), The Creation (Haydn), Nelson Mass (Haydn), Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams) among others.
Future plans include Thomas’ debut in France, performing Missa Divi Xaverii (Zelenka) at the Basilique St. Martin d’Ainay in Lyon, a tour as Don Giovanni with the Merry Opera Company in February-March 2020 and a return to Cadogan Hall, singing the bass solos in Messiah (Handel).