Dramatic baritone Thomas Hall recently made his European debut as Telramund in Wagner’s Lohengrin at the Savonlinna Opera Festival in Finland, to very favorable reviews. The Finnish newspaper Aamulehti said of his performance, “Thomas Hall as Telramund oozed physical activeness and powerful singing;” and Uutispäivä reported, “Thomas Hall is impressive in the part of Friedrich, his baritone was… striking.” Upcoming performances include Jokanaan in Salome with Den Norske Opera & Ballett in Oslo, Norway.
Recently, Mr. Hall was seen as the title role in Rigoletto in a concert performance with the Ann Arbor Symphony; Il Conte di Luna in Il trovatore with Opera de Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico; and The Bonze in Madama Butterfly at Madison Opera. A two time finalist in the Chester Ludgin Verdi Baritone Competition, Mr. Hall's other roles include Germont in La traviata, Don Carlo in La forza del destino, Rodrigo in Don Carlo, and Carlo Quinto in Ernani.
Recent concert appearances include Brahms' A German Requiem with the Wichita Symphony; Vaughan Williams' A Sea Symphony with the University of Chicago Orchestra and Chorus; and understudying the baritone solo in Berlioz' Lelio for the Chicago Symphony. Other concert repertoire includes Handel's Messiah, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Mendelssohn's oratorios Elijah and St. Paul, Faure's Requiem, Dvorak's Te Deum, Puccini's Messa di Gloria, and Orff's Carmina Burana. In recent years he has performed as a soloist with such prestigious organisations as the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Grant Park Music Festival.
Formerly a professional french horn player, Mr. Hall switched to singing at the age of 27.