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Thomas Faulkner

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RECENT AND UPCOMING ENGAGEMENTS

Thomas Faulkner is a member of the solo ensemble at Oper Frankfurt where his roles include John Claggart in Billy Budd, Alidoro in La Cenerentola, Elviro in Serse, Zuniga in Carmen, Benes Dalibor, Lord Gualtiero I puritani, Jago in Ernani, Ghost of Hector, Mercury and a Soldier in Les Troyens. Thomas will also debut as Masetto in Garsington Opera Festival’s Don Giovanni.


OPERATIC ENGAGEMENTS

He has also sung with Scottish Opera as Banquo in Macbeth, in Orfeo under Ivor Bolton with the Bayerische Staatsoper, and Messenius in Cristina Regina di Svezia, Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte,
and Dulcamara in L'elisir d'amore for Wexford Festival Opera. 

 

Other roles include Zweiter Geharnischter in Die Zauberflöte for Garsington Opera, Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro for British Youth Opera, Superintendent Budd in Albert Herring for Royal Academy Opera, Don Pantaleone in Die Drei Pintos for UCOpera, Noye in Noyes Fludde, the title role of Don Pasquale, Elviro in Xerxes, Plutone in Orfeo, and Gremin in Eugene Onegin.


CONCERT ENGAGEMENTS

Beethoven IX Symphony with the Dresdner Philharmonie, and Haydn's Die Jahreszeiten with the Nürnberg Sinfoniker, C minor mass at Les Grands Concerts Salle Metropole with Maestro Bertran de Billy and Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, and Verdi's Requiem with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.


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September 2018
0119:00

Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - 2. Geharnischter

Oper Frankfurt

Alfred Kirchner, Stage Director

Simone Di Felice, Conductor

0818:00

Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - 2. Geharnischter

Oper Frankfurt

Alfred Kirchner, Stage Director

Simone Di Felice, Conductor

0918:00

Eötvös - Tri Sestry - Kulygin

Oper Frankfurt

Nikolai Petersen, Conductor

Dorothea Kirschbaum, Stage Director

1219:30

Eötvös - Tri Sestry - Kulygin

Oper Frankfurt

Nikolai Petersen, Conductor

Dorothea Kirschbaum, Stage Director

1419:30

Eötvös - Tri Sestry - Kulygin

Oper Frankfurt

Nikolai Petersen, Conductor

Dorothea Kirschbaum, Stage Director

1519:00

Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - 2. Geharnischter

Oper Frankfurt

Alfred Kirchner, Stage Director

Simone Di Felice, Conductor

2019:30

Eötvös - Tri Sestry - Kulygin

Oper Frankfurt

Nikolai Petersen, Conductor

Dorothea Kirschbaum, Stage Director

2119:00

Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - 2. Geharnischter

Oper Frankfurt

Alfred Kirchner, Stage Director

Simone Di Felice, Conductor

2315:30

Eötvös - Tri Sestry - Kulygin

Oper Frankfurt

Nikolai Petersen, Conductor

Dorothea Kirschbaum, Stage Director

2919:00

Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - 2. Geharnischter

Oper Frankfurt

Alfred Kirchner, Stage Director

Simone Di Felice, Conductor

3019:30

Eötvös - Tri Sestry - Kulygin

Oper Frankfurt

Nikolai Petersen, Conductor

Dorothea Kirschbaum, Stage Director

October 2018
0318:00

Eötvös - Tri Sestry - Kulygin

Oper Frankfurt

Nikolai Petersen, Conductor

Dorothea Kirschbaum, Stage Director

November 2018
0219:30

R. Strauss - Ariadne auf Naxos - Ein Perückenmacher

Oper Frankfurt

Christoph Gedschold, Conductor

Brigitte Fassbaender, Stage Director

1018:00

R. Strauss - Ariadne auf Naxos - Ein Perückenmacher

Oper Frankfurt

Christoph Gedschold, Conductor

Brigitte Fassbaender, Stage Director

1519:30

R. Strauss - Ariadne auf Naxos - Ein Perückenmacher

Oper Frankfurt

Christoph Gedschold, Conductor

Brigitte Fassbaender, Stage Director

1719:30

R. Strauss - Ariadne auf Naxos - Ein Perückenmacher

Oper Frankfurt

Christoph Gedschold, Conductor

Brigitte Fassbaender, Stage Director

2219:30

R. Strauss - Ariadne auf Naxos - Ein Perückenmacher

Oper Frankfurt

Christoph Gedschold, Conductor

Brigitte Fassbaender, Stage Director

3019:30

R. Strauss - Ariadne auf Naxos - Ein Perückenmacher

Oper Frankfurt

Christoph Gedschold, Conductor

Brigitte Fassbaender, Stage Director

December 2018
0218:00

Bellini - I Puritani - Lord Gualtiero Valton

Oper Frankfurt

Tito Ceccherini, Conductor

Vincent Boussard, Stage Director

0619:00

Bellini - I Puritani - Lord Gualtiero Valton

Oper Frankfurt

Tito Ceccherini, Conductor

Vincent Boussard, Stage Director

0819:00

Bellini - I Puritani - Lord Gualtiero Valton

Oper Frankfurt

Tito Ceccherini, Conductor

Vincent Boussard, Stage Director

1419:00

Bellini - I Puritani - Lord Gualtiero Valton

Oper Frankfurt

Tito Ceccherini, Conductor

Vincent Boussard, Stage Director

1618:00

Bellini - I Puritani - Lord Gualtiero Valton

Oper Frankfurt

Tito Ceccherini, Conductor

Vincent Boussard, Stage Director

1919:00

Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - 2. Geharnischter

Oper Frankfurt

Alfred Kirchner, Stage Director

Simone Di Felice, Conductor

2119:00

Bellini - I Puritani - Lord Gualtiero Valton

Oper Frankfurt

Tito Ceccherini, Conductor

Vincent Boussard, Stage Director

2314:00

Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - 2. Geharnischter

Oper Frankfurt

Alfred Kirchner, Stage Director

Simone Di Felice, Conductor

2319:00

Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - 2. Geharnischter

Oper Frankfurt

Alfred Kirchner, Stage Director

Simone Di Felice, Conductor

2518:00

Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - 2. Geharnischter

Oper Frankfurt

Alfred Kirchner, Stage Director

Simone Di Felice, Conductor

2618:00

Bellini - I Puritani - Lord Gualtiero Valton

Oper Frankfurt

Tito Ceccherini, Conductor

Vincent Boussard, Stage Director

2819:00

Bellini - I Puritani - Lord Gualtiero Valton

Oper Frankfurt

Tito Ceccherini, Conductor

Vincent Boussard, Stage Director

January 2019
0419:00

Bellini - I Puritani - Lord Gualtiero Valton

Oper Frankfurt

Tito Ceccherini, Conductor

Vincent Boussard, Stage Director

0519:00

Handel - Xerxes - Elviro

Oper Frankfurt

Constantinos Carydis, Conductor

Tilmann Köhler, Stage Director

1119:00

Handel - Xerxes - Elviro

Oper Frankfurt

Constantinos Carydis, Conductor

Tilmann Köhler, Stage Director

1219:00

Bellini - I Puritani - Lord Gualtiero Valton

Oper Frankfurt

Tito Ceccherini, Conductor

Vincent Boussard, Stage Director

1318:00

Handel - Xerxes - Elviro

Oper Frankfurt

Constantinos Carydis, Conductor

Tilmann Köhler, Stage Director

1819:00

Bellini - I Puritani - Lord Gualtiero Valton

Oper Frankfurt

Tito Ceccherini, Conductor

Vincent Boussard, Stage Director

1919:00

Handel - Xerxes - Elviro

Oper Frankfurt

Constantinos Carydis, Conductor

Tilmann Köhler, Stage Director

2618:00

Handel - Xerxes - Elviro

Oper Frankfurt

Constantinos Carydis, Conductor

Tilmann Köhler, Stage Director

February 2019
0219:00

Handel - Xerxes - Elviro

Oper Frankfurt

Constantinos Carydis, Conductor

Tilmann Köhler, Stage Director

2418:00

Smetana - Dalibor - Beneš

Oper Frankfurt

Stefan Soltesz, Conductor

Florentine Klepper, Stage Director

March 2019
0219:30

Smetana - Dalibor - Beneš

Oper Frankfurt

Stefan Soltesz, Conductor

Florentine Klepper, Stage Director

0819:30

Smetana - Dalibor - Beneš

Oper Frankfurt

Stefan Soltesz, Conductor

Florentine Klepper, Stage Director

1619:30

Smetana - Dalibor - Beneš

Oper Frankfurt

Stefan Soltesz, Conductor

Florentine Klepper, Stage Director

2219:30

Smetana - Dalibor - Beneš

Oper Frankfurt

Stefan Soltesz, Conductor

Florentine Klepper, Stage Director

2415:30

Smetana - Dalibor - Beneš

Oper Frankfurt

Stefan Soltesz, Conductor

Florentine Klepper, Stage Director

3019:30

Smetana - Dalibor - Beneš

Oper Frankfurt

Stefan Soltesz, Conductor

Florentine Klepper, Stage Director

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August 2018
2518:00

Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - 2. Geharnischter

Oper Frankfurt

Alfred Kirchner, Stage Director

Simone Di Felice, Conductor

June 2018
0220:00

Britten - Billy Budd - John Claggart

Oper Frankfurt

Erik Nielsen, Conductor

Richard Jones, Stage Director

0919:30

Britten - Billy Budd - John Claggart

Oper Frankfurt

Erik Nielsen, Conductor

Richard Jones, Stage Director

May 2018
1919:30

Britten - Billy Budd - John Claggart

Oper Frankfurt

Erik Nielsen, Conductor

Richard Jones, Stage Director

2115:30

Britten - Billy Budd - John Claggart

Oper Frankfurt

Erik Nielsen, Conductor

Richard Jones, Stage Director

2519:30

Britten - Billy Budd - John Claggart

Oper Frankfurt

Erik Nielsen, Conductor

Richard Jones, Stage Director

April 2018
0215:30

Meyerbeer - L'africaine - Don Diego

Oper Frankfurt

Antonello Manacorda, Conductor

Tobias Kratzer, Stage Director

0719:00

Rossini - La Cenerentola - Alidoro

Oper Frankfurt

Vlad Iftinka, Conductor

Keith Warner, Stage Director

1419:00

Rossini - La Cenerentola - Alidoro

Oper Frankfurt

Vlad Iftinka, Conductor

Keith Warner, Stage Director

2819:00

Stabat Mater - Bass Solo

Bath Philharmonia

Gavin Carr, Conductor

March 2018
0218:00

Meyerbeer - L'africaine - Don Diego

Oper Frankfurt

Antonello Manacorda, Conductor

Tobias Kratzer, Stage Director

0319:00

Weinberg - The Passenger - Passenger

Oper Frankfurt

Leo Hussain, Conductor

Anselm Weber, Stage Director

0919:00

Weinberg - The Passenger - Passenger

Oper Frankfurt

Leo Hussain, Conductor

Anselm Weber, Stage Director

1019:00

Rossini - La Cenerentola - Alidoro

Oper Frankfurt

Vlad Iftinka, Conductor

Keith Warner, Stage Director

1115:30

Meyerbeer - L'africaine - Don Diego

Oper Frankfurt

Antonello Manacorda, Conductor

Tobias Kratzer, Stage Director

1618:00

Meyerbeer - L'africaine - Don Diego

Oper Frankfurt

Antonello Manacorda, Conductor

Tobias Kratzer, Stage Director

1719:00

Rossini - La Cenerentola - Alidoro

Oper Frankfurt

Vlad Iftinka, Conductor

Keith Warner, Stage Director

1819:00

Weinberg - The Passenger - Passenger

Oper Frankfurt

Leo Hussain, Conductor

Anselm Weber, Stage Director

2318:00

Meyerbeer - L'africaine - Don Diego

Oper Frankfurt

Antonello Manacorda, Conductor

Tobias Kratzer, Stage Director

2419:00

Weinberg - The Passenger - Passenger

Oper Frankfurt

Leo Hussain, Conductor

Anselm Weber, Stage Director

2515:30

Rossini - La Cenerentola - Alidoro

Oper Frankfurt

Vlad Iftinka, Conductor

Keith Warner, Stage Director

3018:00

Weinberg - The Passenger - Passenger

Oper Frankfurt

Leo Hussain, Conductor

Anselm Weber, Stage Director

3118:00

Meyerbeer - L'africaine - Don Diego

Oper Frankfurt

Antonello Manacorda, Conductor

Tobias Kratzer, Stage Director

February 2018
2517:00

Meyerbeer - L'africaine - Don Diego

Oper Frankfurt

Antonello Manacorda, Conductor

Tobias Kratzer, Stage Director

January 2018
1919:30

Glinka - Ivan Sussanin - Captain

Oper Frankfurt

Justin Brown, Conductor

Harry Kupfer , Stage Director

2119:30

Glinka - Ivan Sussanin - Captain

Oper Frankfurt

Justin Brown, Conductor

Harry Kupfer , Stage Director

2519:30

Glinka - Ivan Sussanin - Captain

Oper Frankfurt

Justin Brown, Conductor

Harry Kupfer , Stage Director

2719:30

Glinka - Ivan Sussanin - Captain

Oper Frankfurt

Justin Brown, Conductor

Harry Kupfer , Stage Director

December 2017
1221:00

Bruckner - 9th Symphony - Bass

Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana

Ivor Shambadal, Conductor

November 2017
1019:30

Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin - Company Commander

Oper Frankfurt

Sebastian Weigle, Conductor

Dorothea Kirschbaum, Stage Director

1919:30

Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin - Company Commander

Oper Frankfurt

Sebastian Weigle, Conductor

Dorothea Kirschbaum, Stage Director

October 2017
2019:30

Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin - Company Commander

Oper Frankfurt

Sebastian Weigle, Conductor

Dorothea Kirschbaum, Stage Director

2819:30

Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin - Company Commander

Oper Frankfurt

Sebastian Weigle, Conductor

Dorothea Kirschbaum, Stage Director

3118:00

Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin - Company Commander

Oper Frankfurt

Sebastian Weigle, Conductor

Dorothea Kirschbaum, Stage Director

June 2017
0418:00

Strauss - Arabella - Graf Lamoral

Oper Frankfurt

Sebastian Weigle, Conductor

Christof Loy, Stage Director

May 2017
0619:00

Strauss - Arabella - Graf Lamoral

Oper Frankfurt

Sebastian Weigle, Conductor

Christof Loy, Stage Director

1019:00

Strauss - Arabella - Graf Lamoral

Oper Frankfurt

Sebastian Weigle, Conductor

Christof Loy, Stage Director

1319:00

Strauss - Arabella - Graf Lamoral

Oper Frankfurt

Sebastian Weigle, Conductor

Christof Loy, Stage Director

1919:00

Strauss - Arabella - Graf Lamoral

Oper Frankfurt

Sebastian Weigle, Conductor

Christof Loy, Stage Director

2119:00

Haydn - Die Jahreszeiten, Oratorium Hob. XXI:3 - Simon

Hans-Sachs-Chor, Nürnberg | Nürnberg, Meistersingerhalle

Guido Johannes Rumstadt, Conductor

2719:00

Strauss - Arabella - Graf Lamoral

Oper Frankfurt

Sebastian Weigle, Conductor

Christof Loy, Stage Director

April 2017
0119:30

Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 - Bass

Dresdner Philharmonie | Cardiff, St David's Hall

Michael Sanderling, Conductor

March 2017
0519:00

Bizet - Carmen - Zuniga

Oper Frankfurt

Björn Huestege, Conductor

Barrie Kosky, Stage Director

1019:00

Bizet - Carmen - Zuniga

Oper Frankfurt

Björn Huestege, Conductor

Barrie Kosky, Stage Director

1719:00

Bizet - Carmen - Zuniga

Oper Frankfurt

Björn Huestege, Conductor

Barrie Kosky, Stage Director

3119:30

Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 - Bass

Dresdner Philharmonie | London, Cadogan Hall

Michael Sanderling, Conductor

February 2017
2319:00

Bizet - Carmen - Zuniga

Oper Frankfurt

Björn Huestege, Conductor

Barrie Kosky, Stage Director

2519:00

Bizet - Carmen - Zuniga

Oper Frankfurt

Björn Huestege, Conductor

Barrie Kosky, Stage Director

January 2017
0818:00

Handel - Xerxes - Elviro

Oper Frankfurt

Constantinos Carydis, Conductor

Tilmann Köhler, Stage Director

1219:00

Handel - Xerxes - Elviro

Oper Frankfurt

Constantinos Carydis, Conductor

Tilmann Köhler, Stage Director

1519:00

Handel - Xerxes - Elviro

Oper Frankfurt

Constantinos Carydis, Conductor

Tilmann Köhler, Stage Director

1819:00

Handel - Xerxes - Elviro

Oper Frankfurt

Constantinos Carydis, Conductor

Tilmann Köhler, Stage Director

2119:00

Handel - Xerxes - Elviro

Oper Frankfurt

Constantinos Carydis, Conductor

Tilmann Köhler, Stage Director

2619:00

Handel - Xerxes - Elviro

Oper Frankfurt

Constantinos Carydis, Conductor

Tilmann Köhler, Stage Director

2919:00

Handel - Xerxes - Elviro

Oper Frankfurt

Constantinos Carydis, Conductor

Tilmann Köhler, Stage Director

November 2016
2719:00

Mozart - The Magic Flute - 2nd Armed Man

Oper Frankfurt

Sebastian Zierer, Conductor

Alfred Kirchner, Stage Director

October 2016
0119:00

Bizet - Carmen - Zuniga

Oper Frankfurt

Björn Huestege, Conductor

Barrie Kosky, Stage Director

September 2016
0419:00

Bizet - Carmen - Zuniga

Oper Frankfurt

Björn Huestege, Conductor

Barrie Kosky, Stage Director

1019:00

Bizet - Carmen - Zuniga

Oper Frankfurt

Björn Huestege, Conductor

Barrie Kosky, Stage Director

1115:30

Bizet - Carmen - Zuniga

Oper Frankfurt

Björn Huestege, Conductor

Barrie Kosky, Stage Director

1419:00

Bizet - Carmen - Zuniga

Oper Frankfurt

Björn Huestege, Conductor

Barrie Kosky, Stage Director

1719:00

Bizet - Carmen - Zuniga

Oper Frankfurt

Björn Huestege, Conductor

Barrie Kosky, Stage Director

2219:00

Bizet - Carmen - Zuniga

Oper Frankfurt

Björn Huestege, Conductor

Barrie Kosky, Stage Director

2519:00

Bizet - Carmen - Zuniga

Oper Frankfurt

Björn Huestege, Conductor

Barrie Kosky, Stage Director

July 2016
0219:30

Berg - Wozzeck - 1st Apprentice

Oper Frankfurt

Sebastian Weigle, Conductor

0619:30

Berg - Wozzeck - 1st Apprentice

Oper Frankfurt

Sebastian Weigle, Conductor

0919:30

Berg - Wozzeck - 1st Apprentice

Oper Frankfurt

Sebastian Weigle, Conductor

1319:30

Berg - Wozzeck - 1st Apprentice

Oper Frankfurt

Sebastian Weigle, Conductor

June 2016
2618:00

Berg - Wozzeck - 1st Apprentice

Oper Frankfurt

Sebastian Weigle, Conductor

3019:30

Berg - Wozzeck - 1st Apprentice

Oper Frankfurt

Sebastian Weigle, Conductor

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Oper Frankfurt - Billy Budd - John Claggart

Thomas Faulkner made for an unusually young Claggart – here the epitome of the evil schoolmaster, prowling the stage with sinister, expressionless purpose to fit the lugubrious music Britten writes for him, and hiding the contorted emotional struggle within himself until he is alone with his thoughts. Faulkner’s opulent, cavernous bass heralds a true successor to the likes of John Tomlinson and Richard van Allan in the role, and as his first major part since joining the Frankfurt team was an ample showcase for his musical and dramatic skills: Wagner's bass villains surely beckon.

- Bachtrack, Matthew RyeRead the article

John Claggart, gnadenlos-geradlinig und überzeugend vom Bass und Debütanten, Thomas Faulkner, verkörpert, ist die Personifizierung des Bösen.

- H. BoscaioloRead the article

Wie ernüchternd, als er vom Kapitän mit Vorwürfen des Verrats konfrontiert wird und den Schiffswachtmeister Claggart (finsterer, verschlagener als Thomas Faulkner kann man ihn kaum singen) niederschlägt, weil dem Stotterer die Sprache zur Verteidigung versagt. 

- FNP, Andreas BombaRead the article

Zu erleben ist das junge Ensemblemitglied Thomas Faulkner. Er adaptiert die von der Regie vorgegebene Körpersprache einer lauernden Steifheit, ohne dabei wie eine bloße Kopie seines Rollenvorgängers zu wirken. Seinem markanten Baß, mit dem er in den vergangenen Spielzeiten in kleineren Rollen bereits Aufmerksamkeit erweckt hatte, gewinnt er eine große Bandbreite an Zwischentönen ab. Dieses Rollendebüt ist geglückt. 

- Der Opern Freund, Dirk SchaußRead the article


Scottish Opera, Macbeth, 2014

 

Faulkner’s bass is rich and smooth and Banquo’s reappearance after his murder is a genuine coup, coming as a door falls flat onto the stage with a huge thump.

- Kevin Holdsworth, Opera Britania

Opera Frankfurt, Die Passagierin 2015

 

Sonores Bass-Material, das Lust auf mehr machte, brachte der junge Thomas Faulkner für den Passagier mit.

- Der Oper Freund

Meistersänger Halle, Nürnberg, Messiah, 2015

 

Vokale Höhepunkte hört man vom Bassisten Thomas Faulkner, vor allem in der klangmächtig aufgezogenen Arie „Warum entbrennen die Heiden und toben im Zorne".

- Nürnberger Zeitung

Der Rosenkavalier, Oper Frankfurt 2016

 

Particulary notable...Thomas Faulkner as Polizeikommissär. The young Brit has a beautiful toned Bass-baritone, and is captivating with his exemplary diction. Hopefully he will shortly be taken into the house ensemble, where one would very much like to hear him in larger roles.

- Der Operfreund


Oper Frankfurt - Xerxes - Elviro - 2016/17

Gerne mehr gehört hätte man von Thomas Faulkners wunderbar sonor und volltönend singendem Passagier.

- Ludwig Steinbach, 22.5.2016, Der OpernfreundRead the article

Und Kiwahn Sims dunkelherber Silva, aber auch Thomas Faulkners Waffenträger Jago bestätigen, dass in der Oper Frankfurt auf starke Verdi-Stimmen Verlass ist.

- Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Ernani, Jan 2017

… Kihwan Sim als Silva überzeugte ebenso wie der jüngst erst vom Opernstudio ins Enseble gewechselte, jugendlich-prachtvolle Jago-Bass Thomas Faulkners.

- Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Ernani, Jan 2017

Thomas Faulkner gibt einen sängerisch starken und ausgesprochen clownesken Diener Elviro.

- EgotripRead the article

Thomas Faulkner beweist komödiantisches Talent und faziniert durch mühelose Leichtigkeit seines klangschönen Basses.

- O-Ton, Christiane Franke

Im komischen Fach darf… Thomas Faulkner als Diener Elviro brillieren. Seinen eleganten und wohltönend schlanken Baß weiß er wirkungsvoll einzubringen. Es ist ein Gewinn für das Opernhaus, daß er nun vom Opernstudio ins feste Ensemble gewechselt ist.

- Michael Demel, 10. Januar 2017, Der OpernfreundRead the article


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