25 year old Baritone from Hertfordshire trained at RNCM & GSMD. Looking for Opera, Oratorio & recital work in the UK and overseas.
An excellent and gifted singer
Thomas Isherwood is a 25-year-old baritone from Hertfordshire. His interest in music began at a young age when he would listen to the music of Gilbert & Sullivan with his Grandmother. Over the years his attention turned to the cello, electric guitar, and eventually to classical singing. After completing his undergraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2014, Thomas successfully auditioned to continue his studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London where now studies with the renowned teacher of voice, Prof. Susan McCulloch. Whilst at the RNCM, Thomas was a member of the RNCM opera chorus in Bizet’s Carmen, Barber’s Vanessa and Handel’s Serse. Operatic roles include Stanley in Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire, Leporello in Don Giovanni by Mozart and Sasha in Shostakovich’s Paradise Moscow. Thomas has also taken part in master-classes with world-class musicians such as Edith Wiens, Lynne Dawson, David Owen-Norris, Olaf Bär, Sir Donald McIntyre, Graham Johnson, Sir John Tomlinson, Amanda Roocroft and Elly Ameling as part of the Wigmore Hall 2015 season. Possessing a voice of great power and expression, Thomas particularly enjoys the diversity and depth of the song repertoire as well as advancing his studies in the fields of opera and oratorio. Recent engagements include the title role in Mendelssohn’s Elijah for Hillingdon Choral Society, Dvorak’s Te Deum for Northwood Choral Society, the role of Balthazar in Menotti’s Amahl & the Night Visitors for the NSO Symphony Orchestra of Abu Dhabi and chorus as part of Grange Park Opera’s 2015 season. With Grange Park, Thomas had the opportunity to perform alongside one of his idols in Fiddler on the Roof, in which he shared the stage with the great bass-baritone Bryn Terfel for ten performances in Hampshire and one to a sold out Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms 2015 season. A keen actor too, Thomas also performed the role of Moritz von Schwind in the London revival of Iain Burnside’s Why Does the Queen Die? at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in April 2015. Prizes and awards include the 2011 RNCM Oncken Song Prize, the 2013 Alexander Young prize and in 2011 he became the first student from the RNCM ever to win the Kathleen Ferrier Bursary for Young Singers. Thomas is currently working with Grange Park Opera as a member of the chorus for their productions of La fanciulla del West by Puccini and Don Carlos by Verdi.
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