Winner of the 2021 Guildhall Gold Medal and the 2021 John Christie Award, British baritone Thomas Mole is a member of the Bayerische Staatsoper Opera Studio.
In the 2022/23 season, his roles for the Bayerische Staatsoper include Flemish Deputy Don Carlo, José Castro La fanciulla del west, Comandante Manon Lescaut, Adjutant from Napoleon’s entourage War and Peace, Flora’s Servant La traviata, A Hunter Rusalka and Mitjucha Boris Godunov. Thomas will remain as a member of the Studio for the 2023/24 season. Future engagements include a return to the Glyndebourne Festival.Read more
Thomas’ recent roles include Kuligan Káťa Kabanová and Nick Shadow The Rake’s Progress for the Glyndebourne Festival and the Glyndebourne Tour, and Escamillo Carmen and Count Horn Un ballo in maschera for Opera Holland Park. On the concert platform, Thomas made his Russian debut touring with MusicAeterna/Teodor Currentzis singing Fauré’s Requiem and has sung Vaughan Williams’ Songs of Travel for the opening night of the Three Choirs Festival.
Thomas trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Roles whilst training include Gil Il segreto di Susanna, Aeneas Dido and Aeneas, Sprecher Die Zauberflöte, Barone di Trombonok Il Viaggio a Reims and Hotel Manager Powder Her Face.
“Baritone Thomas Mole also impressed as Escamillo with peerless top Fs and Es in the Act two showpiece; it is a voice with plenty of darkness and depth across the whole register, losing none of its interest in the upper reaches, and gives his boyish, playful characterization real charisma.”
“Thomas Mole made a vibrantly characterful Escamillo, managing to perform this impossible role in a finely musical way. He brought a lithely youthful element to the character whilst his voice never disappeared when descending into the lower reaches, and he strutted his stuff magnificently (in Act Four, in particular).”
“…while bullfighter Escamillo is sung with thrilling vibrancy by Thomas Mole: nominally a baritone, he has no difficulty (as do many exponents of the role) with the lower notes.”