Biography

The Icelandic bass-baritone, Tómas Tómasson, studied at the Reykjavik College of Music and at the Royal College of Music in London, where he graduated with distinction.
His vast repertoire ranges from Monteverdi, Verdi and Puccini, Wagner and Richard Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky and Prokofiev to Zemlinsky and Glass.

He made his role debuts in the Heldenbariton repertoire as Tomsky/The Queen of Spades at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, followed by the title roles of Der fliegende Holländer (also at Théâtre de la Monnaie) and Wozzeck at Opéra National de Lorraine Nancy.
Over the course of his career, Tómas Tómasson performed at renowned houses such as the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Teatro alla Scala, Wiener Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper München, Semperoper Dresden, Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin, Staatsoper Hamburg, Oper Köln, Teatro dell‘Opera di Roma, Teatro Regio Turin, Teatro San Carlo Neapel, Teatro Real de Madrid, Théâtre de la Monnaie Brussels, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam, Royal Danish Opera Copenhagen, Lyric Opera Chicago, Los Angeles Opera, and San Francisco Opera.

Tómas Tómasson collaborated with conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Daniel Barenboim, Antonio Pappano, Andris Nelsons, Simone Young, René Jacobs, Stefan Soltesz, Hartmut Haenchen, Mark Elder, Carlo Rizzi, James Conlon, Juraj Valčuha, Ingo Metzmacher, and Lorin Maazel.

Highlights of the past includ Klingsor/Parsifal at Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin under the baton of Daniel Barenboim and at Lyric Opera Chicago, Jochanaan/Salome, Kunrad/Feuersnot and Holländer/Der fliegende Holländer at Semperoper Dresden, Wotan/Das Rheingold/Walküre at Ópera de Oviedo, Wanderer/Siegfried at Grand Théâtre de Genève, Tomsky/The Queen of Spades at Wiener Staatsoper and at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Hans Sachs/Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and the title role in in Reimann‘s King Lear at Komische Oper Berlin, Telramund/Lohengrin at Teatro Municipal de Sao Paulo, Dino in the world premiere of Beat Furrer‘s La Bianca Notte at Staatsoper Hamburg, Oper Frankfurt, and Hungarian State Opera Budapest, as well as Amfortas in in the controversial world premiere of Jonathan Meese’s Mondparsifal Alpha 1-8 at the Wiener Festwochen under Simone Young and Mondparsifal Beta 9-23 at the Berliner Festwochen.

On the concert stage he sang Verdi’s Requiem, J.S. Bach’s St Matthew Passion, Mozart’s Requiem, Haydn’s The Creation, Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 as well as Mahler’s Symphony No 8.

Last two season’s highlights engagements included Holländer/Der fliegende Holländer and Wotan/Die Walküre in Bari, Wotan//Wanderer in Wagner‘s Ring at Grand Théâtre de Genève, Wotan/Die Walküre at Teatro di San Carlo Naples, Amfortas and Klingsor/Parsifal at Hungarian State Opera Budapest, as well as Herrscher/Das Wunder der Heliane in Antwerp and Gent.

His plans for the season 2018/19 include Dr. Kolenaty in Dmitri Tcherniakov‘s new production of Janáček‘s The Makropulos Affaire at Opera Zurich under the baton of Jakub Hrůša, Tomsky/The Queen of Spades under Juraj Valčuha at Teatro di San Carlo Naples, as well as Jochanaan/Salome under Constantin Trinks at New National Theatre Tokyo.

Management

General Management

Artist Manager
 
 
 
 
Ingunn Sighvatsdóttir
Artist Manager
ingunn@orlob.net 
Mobil: +49-173-2 067 821

Repertoire

Repertoire Concert

Bach, J.S. Johannes Passion
  Matthäus Passion
  Weihnachtsoratorium
  Magnificat
Beethoven 9. Sinfonie
Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem
Cherubini Missa solemnis in d-moll
Dvorak Requiem
  Stabat Mater
Elgar The Apostles
Händel Dettinger Te Deum
Haydn Die Jahreszeiten
  Nelson Messe
  Die Schöpfung
Honegger Cantate de Noêl
Mahler 8. Sinfonie
Mozart Requiem
  Messe in c-moll
Schumann Das Paradies und die Peri
Tippett A Child of our Time
Verdi Requiem
 

Repertoire Opera

Balada Faust-bal Mefistófeles
Beethoven Fidelio Don Pizarro
Bellini Norma Oroveso
  La sonnambula Conte Rodolfo
Berg Wozzeck Wozzeck
Berlioz Les Troyens Panthée
Bizet Carmen Escamillo
Britten A Midsummer Night's Dream Snug
  Peter Grimes Hobson
Donizetti L'elisir d'Amore Dulcamara
  Lucia di Lammermoor Raimondo
Furrer La bianca notte Dino
  Violetter Schnee Jacques
Glass Akhnaten Aye
  Orphee Judge
Händel Alcina Melisso
  Semele Cadmus/Somnus
Hindemith Das Nusch Nuschi Kyce Wang/Zeremonienmeister
  Mörder, Hoffnung der Frauen 2. Krieger
Janacek Die Sache Makropulos Dr. Kolenaty
Korngold Das Wunder der Heliane Herrscher
Lang Parzefool Amphortas
Leoncavallo Pagliacci Tonio
Marschner Der Vampyr Lord Ruthven
Mascagni Cavalleria rusticana Alfio
Massenet Werther Le Bailli
Monteverdi Orfeo Plutone
  Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria Antinoo/Tempo
Mozart Don Giovanni Don Giovanni
    Il Commendatore
    Masetto
  Così fan tutte Don Alfonso
  Die Zauberflöte Sarastro
  La clemenza di Tito Publio
  Zaide Osmin
Mussorgski Boris Godunow Pimen
  Sorochinski Fair Cherevik
Prokofiev Der feurige Engel Ruprecht
  Die Liebe zu den drei Orangen König Tref
Puccini La bohème Colline
Reimann Lear Lear
Ruzicka Celan Der Ober, ein Mann
Saint-Saens Samson et Dalila Grand Prêtre de Dagon
Schostakowitsch Lady Macbeth von Mzensk Boris
    Pope
Sommerro Eystein av Nidaros Kong Sverre
Strauss, R. Salome Jochanaan
  Feuersnot Kunrad
  Arabella Graf Waldner
  Ariadne auf Naxos Truffaldino
Tchaikovsky Mazeppa Mazeppa
  Queen of Spades Tomsky
  Eugene Onegin Gremin
Verdi Rigoletto Rigoletto
    Sparafucile
  Don Carlos Filippo II
    Grand Inquisitore
    Frate
  La traviata Giorgio Germont
  Il trovatore Conte di Luna
    Ferrando
  Nabucco Zaccaria
  La forza del Destino Il Marchese di Calatrava
  Otello Lodovico
Wagner Der fliegende Holländer Holländer
  Lohengrin Telramund
  Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Hans Sachs
    Hans Foltz
    Veit Pogner
  Das Rheingold Wotan
    Fasolt
    Fafner
  Die Walküre Wotan
  Siegfried Wanderer
    Fafner
  Tristan und Isolde Kurwenal
  Parsifal Amfortas
    Klingsor
Weber Der Freischütz Kuno
Zemlinsky Der König Kandaules Philebos/Koch

News

Hotspot Naples: Quartet of protagonists in Die Walküre
Naples has called – and many came. A group of our artists will join the production of Die Walküre at the Teatro di San Carlo. On May 12 and 17, Barbara Haveman as Sieglinde, Tómas Tómasson as Wotan and Rúni Brattaberg as Hunding will be on stage and on May 17, Ursula Hesse von den Steinen will embody Fricka. Furthermore, Raffaela Lintl (Gerhilde), Alexandra Ionis (Roßweiße), Niina Keitel (Grimgerde), as well as Robyn Allegra Parton (Helmwige) and Ivonne Fuchs (Siegrune) will sing the Valkyries under the baton of Juraj Valčuha on these evenings: May 11/12/16/17 and 18

Press

 

Siegfried / Grand Théâtre de Genève /
20.03.19 / klassik-begeistert.de


"der mit seiner mächtigen Stimme schon als Wotan für sich einnahm" 

Das Rheingold / Grand Théâtre de Genève /
14.02.19 / olyrix.com


"sa voix emplit totalement le rôle" 

Das Rheingold / Grand Théâtre de Genève /
12.02.19 / opera-online.com


"avec une voix très assurée et d'une mâle beauté" 

Das Rheingold / Grand Théâtre de Genève /
12.02.19 / forumopera.com


"un Wotan tour à tour veule et impérieux, vocalement très convaincant" 
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