Thomas Glass

Baritone

Biography

Baritone Thomas Glass is a 2018-2019 Studio Artist at Houston Grand Opera, where this season he makes his role debut as Marcello in La bohème, Alvaro in Florencia en el Amazonas and covers the title role in Don Giovanni.

In the 2017-2018 season with Houston Grand Opera, Mr. Glass made his role debut as the title role in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, as well as singing Baron Duphol in La Traviata, Fiorello in Il barbiere di Siviglia and appearing in Bernstein’s West Side Story.  Further assignments in the season included covers of Achilla in the company’s production of Giulio Cesare in Egitto.  He also joined Wolf Trap Opera to sing Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette, and appeared with the National Symphony Orchestra as the baritone soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

In the 2016-17 season, Mr. Glass was a Resident Artist at Minnesota Opera, where he made his professional debut as Capulet in Roméo et Juliette.  He created the role of Gustave in the world premiere of William Bolcom’s Dinner at Eight and made his role debut as Schaunard in La bohème.  Other assignments included covers of Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette, Donner in Das Rheingold, and Dan Packard and Dr. Talbot in Dinner at Eight. In the summer of 2017, the baritone participated in the Merola Opera Program at San Francisco Opera, where he was featured in the Schwabacher Concert, performing Athanaël in Massenet’s Thaïs and in the Grand Finale Concert, singing Ford’s Monologue from Verdi’s Falstaff.

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Reviews

“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.”

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