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Welcome to the official website of the American baritone, Thomas Lehman. Click the various links for news, upcoming performances, media, and other content!

Recent Performances

08.03.2014 | Ravinia Festival | Stean's Recital
08.18.2014 | Ravinia Festival |
Musical Review
10.23.2014 | Royal Opera House Muscat |
Sergeant and L'hoste in Manon Lescaut
10.26.2014 | Royal Opera House Muscat |
Sergeant and L'hoste in Manon Lescaut
12.02.2014 | Mercedes Welt |
Concert
12.14.2014 | Deutsche Oper Berlin |
Ein Hausknecht in Der Rosenkavalier

Deutsche Oper Berlin

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About

Known for his "pleasant, well rounded voice" (Palm Beach Arts), baritone Thomas Lehman is a versatile artist whose repertoire varies from Bach to Berio. Currently, he holds the Curt Engelhorn Scholarship of the Opera Foundation, allowing him to study and work at the Deutsche Oper Berlin as an Ensemble member during the 2014/15 season.  This season, his roles include Sergente in Manon Lescaut, Fiorello in Il barbiere di Siviglia, First Priest in Die Zauberflöte, Crébillon in La Rondine, Zaretsky in Eugene Onegin, and more under the esteemed batons of Donald Runnicles, Carlo Rizzi, Roberto Rizzi Brignoli, Yves Abel and Steven Sloane.

Formerly a Young Artist at the Florida Grand Opera, Lehman appeared as Peter Niles in Mourning Becomes Electra, Ben in The Telephone, and as King Tashi/Narrator in an educational outreach production of David Chesky's The Mice War. He made his professional debut in 2010 as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte with the Delaware Valley Opera and has also appeared as a Studio Artist with the Chautauqua Opera. In the summer of 2014, he was selected to participate in the Ravinia Festival’s Steans Music Institute, where he worked with Dame Kiri Te Kawawa, Kevin Murphy, Patricia McCaffrey, Stephen King, Jennifer Ringo, Cori Ellison, and other esteemed faculty.  At Ravinia, Lehman was seen in two concerts and was deemed “already on his way professionally, showing tremendous concentration and control” (Chicago Sun Times).

In addition to being one of four winners of the Opera Foundation Scholarships, Lehman 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 fourth Prize at the 2013 Rochester Oratorio Society Classical Idol Competition.

In concert, Lehman has performed solo in works by Bach, Britten, Dvořák, Orff, Beethoven, Schubert, Handel, Haydn, and Schumann, as well as the requiems of Duruflé, Mozart, and Brahms. A proponent of new music, Lehman sang 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 at the Eastman Composers Forum.  Lehman holds degrees from Ithaca College and Eastman School of Music, where he played leading roles in over 12 productions.

Awards

Curt Engelhorn Scholarship, The Opera Foundation

First Place/Audience Choice, The National Orpheus Competiton

Encouragement Award, MONC Buffalo District

Fourth Place, Rochester Classical Idol

Lynn and Rich Moschel Award, Chautauqua Opera

First Place, Jessie Kneisel Lieder Competition

First Place/Lynne Clark Prize, Friends of Eastman Opera

Repertoire

Composer

Role

Opera

Cimarosa

Count Robinson

Il matrimonio segreto

Chesky

Narrator

The Mice War

Levy

Peter Niles

Mourning Becomes Electra

Massenet

De Brétigny

Manon

Menotti

Ben

The Telephone

Mozart

Guglielmo

Così fan tutte

Mozart

Masetto

Don Giovanni

Mozart

Nardo

La finta giardiniera

Mozart

Conte Almaviva*

Le nozze di Figaro

Mozart

First Priest

Die Zauberflöte

Mozart

Papageno*

Die Zauberflöte

Portman

Pilot

The Little Prince

Prokofiev

Seventh Mocker

L'amour des trois oranges

Puccini

Customs Sergeant

La bohème

Puccini

Marcello*

La bohème

Puccini

The Official Registrar

Madama Butterfly

Puccini

Larkens

La fanciulla del West

Puccini

Sergeant

Manon Lescaut

Puccini

Host

Manon Lescot

Puccini

Crébillon

La Rondine

Puccini

Jailer

Tosca

Ravel

L'arbre

L'enfant et les sortilèges

Ravel

Le fauteuil

L'enfant et les sortilèges

Ravel

L'horloge

L'enfant et les sortilèges

Rossini

Fiorello

Il barbiere di Siviglia

Rossini

Officer

Il barbiere di Siviglia

Rossini

Figaro*

Il barbiere di Siviglia

Shostakovich

Mill Worker

Lady Macbeth von Mzensk

Smetana

Krušina

The Bartered Bride (Eng.)

Sondheim

Booth

Assassins

Sondheim

Anthony Hope

Sweeney Todd

Strauss

Hausknecht

Der Rosenkavalier

Sullivan

Pooh Bah

The Mikado

Tchaikovsky

Saretsky

Eugene Onegin

Verdi

Flemish Deputy

Don Carlo


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