Baritone Thomas Glass is the winner of the 2022 Mabel Dorn Reader Foundation Prize at Opera Theater of Saint Louis and a Grand Prize Winner at the 2019 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He is a recent alumnus of the Houston Grand Opera Studio and Minnesota Opera Resident Artist Program.
In the 2023-2024 season, Thomas Glass will return to Atlanta Opera to sing the title role of Jack Torrence in The Shining. He will also return to Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as Marcello in La bohème. Mr. Glass will return to the Metropolitan Opera to cover Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and sing in the Sunmer Recital Series.
In the 2022-2023 season, Mr. Glass made his San Francisco Opera debut covering Mark Antony in John Adams’ new opera Antony and Cleopatra. He also made his role and house debut at Palm Beach Opera as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, and returned to Minnesota Opera for his role debut as Leporello in Don Giovanni.
Highlights of recent seasons include house and role debuts at The Metropolitan Opera (Yamadori in Madama Butterfly), Opera Theater of Saint Louis (title role in Harvey Milk: Reimagined), Berkshire Opera Festival (Ford in Falstaff), Atlanta Opera (Dandini in La Cenerentola) and at Arizona Opera (John Lassiter in Riders of the Purple Sage) as well as role debuts at Houston Grand Opera as Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette, Marcello in La bohème, and the title role in Il barbiere di Siviglia.
Born in Edina, Minnesota, Thomas earned his Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
“Following this was a real show-stopper, Ford’s aria “È sogno…o realtà?” from Verdi’s Falstaff, robustly sung by baritone Thomas Glass. In an aria full of contradictory feelings of bluster and vulnerability, Thomas Glass made every emotional swing of his character entirely believable.”