Thomas Lehman BARITONE


- Thomas has been named one of fourteen singers to participate in The Ravinia Festival Steans Music Institute.


- Thomas was named one of four winners of the annual Opera Foundation competition. As a scholarship winner, he will become a part of the Ensemble roster at Deutsche Oper Berlin.

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Known for his "pleasant, well rounded voice" (Palm Beach Arts), baritone Thomas Lehman is a versatile artist whose repertoire ranges from Bach to Berio. Currently a Young Artist at Florida Grand Opera, Lehman appeared as Peter Niles in Mourning Becomes Electra, Ben in The Telephone, and as King Tashi/Narrator in an outreach production of David Chesky's The Mice War. While at Florida Grand Opera, he worked with artists and clinicians such as Ramon Tebar, Kevin Newbury, Diana Soviero, Lauren Flanigan, Bernard Uzan, David Gately, A. Scott Parry, and Julie Maykowski.


Mr. Lehman received his Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music, singing leading roles in Assassins, Il matrimonio segreto, Manon, and The Bartered Bride. A student of Carol Webber, he has worked with coaches, directors, and conductors including Benton Hess, Margo Garrett, Martina Arroyo, Graham Johnson, William Weinert, Lawrence Doebler, Russell Miller, Jean Barr, Paul Sperry, David Lefkowich, Sam Helfrich, Brad Hougham, Enza Ferrari and Brian DeMaris. He made his professional operatic debut in 2010 as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte with the Delaware Valley Opera and has appeared as a Studio Artist with the Chautauqua Opera. His undergraduate work was done at Ithaca College, where he performed leading roles in Ravel's Lʼenfant et les sortilèges, Viardot's Cendrillon, Rachel Portman's The Little Prince and Mozart's Don Giovanni and La finta giardiniera.

In Spring of 2014, Mr. Lehman was awarded the Curt Engelhorn scholarship from The Opera Foundation, allowing him to join the 2014-15 Deutsche Oper Berlin roster. He won first place and the Lynne Clarke Vocal Prize at the 2010 Friends of Eastman Opera Competition, first place in the Jessie Kneisel Lieder Competition, an encouragement award at the 2013 MONC Great Lakes Auditions, the Grand Prize at the Orpheus Competition in Nashville, TN, and won the fourth Prize at the Rochester Oratorio Society Classical Idol Competition.


In concert, Lehman has performed in works by Bach, Britten, Dvořák, Orff, Beethoven, Schubert, Handel, Haydn, and Schumann, as well as the requiems of Duruflé, Mozart, and Brahms. A large proponent of new music, Lehman performed the works of Pulitzer prize nominated Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon at the Festival Internacional Cervantino, as well as the songs of Takemitsu prize winner Arlene Sierra.


Florida Grand Opera, Mourning Becomes Electra

"Baritones Keith Phares as Orin Mannon, and Thomas Lehman as Peter Niles sang excellently in their roles..."

-Edge Miami

"Thomas Lehman and Riley Svatos both sang with fresh, vocal purity that expressed the relative innocence of their roles. "

-South Florida Classical Review

" Lehman made the stronger impression, in part because he has more to do; he made good use of his pleasant, well-rounded voice."

-Palm Beach Arts

"The cast has no weak links, only members who are truly committed to the piece."



Ithaca College Opera, The Little Prince

"Lehman gives arguably the strongest performance of the cast, his sweeping vibratos ringing all the way to the back of the theater."



Les Petits Violons, Don Giovanni

"From just across one of Ithaca’s gorge’s came young Thomas Lehman, a sophomore at nearby Ithaca College, who sang the Commendatore and Masetto.  He is a real talent, blessed with a penetrating but never-harsh voice and a compelling stage presence that allowed him to convince as the cold and damning statue and as the jealous swain."

-David Yearsley, Counterpunch





Ein Hausknecht, Der Rosenkavalier | Deutsche Oper Berlin
4. Brabantischer Edler , Lohengrin | Deutsche Oper Berlin

Naval Captain, Manon Lescaut | Deutsche Oper Berlin

Fiorello, Il barbiere di Siviglia | Deutsche Oper Berlin
Zweiter Geharnischter, Die Zauberflöte | Deutsche Oper Berlin
Perichaud, La Rondine | Deutsche Oper Berlin
Ashby, La fanciulla del West | Deutsche Oper Berlin
Jailer, Tosca | Deutsche Oper Berlin
Official of the Registry, Madama Butterfly | Deutsche Oper Berlin
Customs Sergeant, La bohème | Deutsche Oper Berlin
Second Flemish Deputy, Don Carlo | Deutsche Oper Berlin
Zaretsky, Eugene Onegin | Deutsche Oper Berlin

2007 - PRESENT

Peter Niles, Mourning Becomes Electra | Florida Grand Opera

King Tashi, The Mice War | Florida Grand Opera

Krusina, The Bartered Bride | Eastman Opera Theatre
Count Robinson, Il matrimonio segreto | Eastman Opera Theatre
John Wilkes Booth, Assassins |Eastman Opera Theatre
De Brétigny, Manon | Eastman Opera Theatre

Guglielmo, Così fan tutte | Delaware Valley Opera

Pilot, The Little Prince | Ithaca College

Anthony Hope, Sweeney Todd | Sherman Theatre

Pooh Bah, The Mikado | Pennsylvania Lyric Opera

L’arbre/Le fauteuil, Lʼenfant et les sortilèges | Ithaca College

Baron Pictordu, Cendrillon (Viardot) | Ithaca College

Masetto, Don Giovanni | Cornell University/Les Petits Violons

Nardo, La finta giardiniera | Ithaca College


Franz Schubert: Die schöne Mullerin
Eastman School of Music, Christopher Reed

Felix Mendelssohn: Gloria in Eb
Eastman School of Music, Lee Wright

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 45, 81, and 180
Lutheran Church of the Reformation, David Chin

G.F. Handel: Utretch Te Deum & Jubilate
Lutheran Church of the Reformation, David Chin

W.A. Mozart: Requiem
Hobart & William Smith College, Yunn-Shann Ma
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs
Incarnate Word Lutheran Church, Michael Unger
W.A. Mozart: Aria Concert
Rochester Chamber Orchestra, David Fetler

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music
Rochester Philharmonic , Christopher Seaman
J.S. Bach: Matthäus-Passion
Incarnate Word Lutheran Church, , Michael Unger
J.S. Bach: Johannes-Passion
Voices, William Weinert
Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon: Niño Polilla
Cervantino Festival, Eastman Broadband Ensemble
Maurice Duruflé: Réquiem
First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca, Lawrence Doebler
Carl Orff: Carmina Burana
Ithaca College Choir, Lawrence Doebler
J.S. Bach: Magnificat
First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca, Lawrence Doebler
J.S. Bach: Kaffee-Kantate, BMV 211

Ithaca College Baroque Ensemble, Mark Kaczmarcsyk


Carol Webber, Brad Hougham, Enza Ferrari, Diana Soviero, Russell Miller, Allison Voth, John Keene, Allen Perriello, Lauren Flanigan


Brian DeMaris, Joseph Colaneri, Benton Hess, James Meena, Ramon Tebar


Steven Daigle, Samuel Helfrich, David Lefkowich, Jay Lesenger, Kay Walker-Castaldo, Kevin Newbury, David Gately, Bernard Uzan, A. Scott Parry, Javier Lopez-Pinon


-Opera Foundation: Curt Engelhorn Scholarship
-First Place and Audience Favorite: Orpheus Competition

-Fourth Prize: Rocheser Classical Idol

-Encouragement Award: MONC Auditions
-Lynn and Rich Moschel Award: Chautauqua Opera

-First Place: 2012 Jessie Kneisel Lieder Competition

-Second Place: 2011 Jessie Kneisel Lieder Competition

-First Place: 2010 Friends of Eastman Opera Competition

-Four time winner at NATS Finger Lakes District

-Full Scholarship: Eastman School of Music


Deutsche Oper Berlin

Stipendiat, 2014-15

Ravinia Festival Steans Voice Institute

Fellow, 2014

Florida Grand Opera

Young Artist, 2013-14

Chautauqua Opera

Studio Artist, 2012

Eastman School of Music

Master of Music, 2012

Ithaca College

Bachelors of Music, summa cum laude, 2010


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