American baritone Thomas Lehman is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, and is currently a member of the Ensemble at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
At the Deutsche Oper, his recent appearances include the title role of Il barbiere di Siviglia, Conte Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Pantalon in L’amour des trois oranges, Valentin in Faust, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, Guglielmo in Cosí fan tutte, Mathisen in Le prophete and Silvio in Pagliacci – a role which also marked his debut at the Teatro São Carlos, Lisbon, in the 2016/17 season. In May 2019, he makes his house debut at Opera National de Lorraine as Hindley Earnshaw in Herrmann’s Wuthering Heights.
In the 2019/20 season, he will debut at the Deutsche Oper as Renato in Un ballo in maschera, Marcello in La bohème, Lescaut in Manon Lescaut, as well as Prince Yeletsky in a new production of Pique Dame and Lucifer in Rued Langgaard’s Antikrist. Alongside these roles, he returns to the title role in Barbiere and makes his house debut at Theater Basel as the Conte in Le nozze di Figaro.
Formerly a Young Artist at the Florida Grand Opera, Thomas appeared as Peter Niles in Mourning Becomes Electra and Ben in The Telephone.
He made his professional debut in 2010 as Guglielmo Così fan tutte with the Delaware Valley Opera and has also appeared as a Studio Artist with the Chautauqua Opera. In Summer 2014, Thomas was a member of the Steans Institute at the Ravinia Festival, Chicago.
A strong proponent of a balance between concert words, art song, and opera, Lehman has performed several recitals both in the the United States and Europe. This summer, he joins conductor Donald Runnicles at the Grand Teton Music Festival in Carmina Burana.