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Bass

Thomas Faulkner

"Faulkner’s opulent, cavernous bass heralds a true successor to the likes of John Tomlinson and Richard van Allan in the role (...) an ample showcase for his musical and dramatic skills: Wagner's bass villains surely beckon." - Bachtrack

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Biography Highlights

Current Engagements

Zuniga Carmen, Orest’s Tutor Elektra Royal Opera House London, Masetto Don Giovanni Théâtre des Champs-Elysées’s Don Giovanni, Lord Gualtiero Il Puritani Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Zuniga Carmen Koln Opera, Swallow Peter Grimes, Elmiro Otello Opera Frankfurt, Vodnik Rusalka for Erl Tiroler Festspiele.

Future engagements

Debut with Budapest Festival Orchestra and Ivan Fischer on tour also in Berliner Konzerthaus, Vincenza Opera, Opera Geneva, returns to Royal Opera House London, Erl Tiroler Festspiele and Opera Frankfurt. 

Other Engagements

John Claggart Billy Budd, Alidoro La Cenerentola, Elviro Serse, Zuniga Carmen, Benes Dalibor, Lord Gualtiero I Puritani, Jago Ernani, Ghost of Hector, Mercury and a Soldier Les Troyens, all for Opera Frankfurt, Banquo Macbeth with Scottish Opera, Orfeo under Ivor Bolton with the Bayerische Staatsoper, Messenius Cristina Regina di Svezia, Sarastro Die Zauberflöte,  Dulcamara L'elisir d'Amore Wexford Festival Opera.

Portraits

© Wolfgang Runkel Photos Frankfurt

Xerxes

Me in felice... Del mio Caro Bacco

Xerxes

Me in felice... Del mio Caro Bacco

Reviews & Press

Oper Frankfurt - Smetana - Dalibor - Beneš

Den Benes gibt mit weichem voluminösen dabei  aber stark konturiertem Baß Thomas Faulkner.

- Friedeon Rosén , Online Merker

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Oper Frankfurt - Smetana - Dalibor - Beneš

Einen fabelhaften Eindruck hinterläßt Thomas Faulkner als Gefängniswärter Beneš. Sein runder Baß hat seit der Übernahme vom Opernstudio ins Ensemble an Fülle und Sonorität gewonnen.

- Michael Demel , Der Opernfreund

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Oper Frankfurt - Smetana - Dalibor - Beneš

Man könnte nun noch die großen Bemühungen von Dirigent Stefan Soltesz loben oder den überzeugenden Auftritt von Thomas Faulkner in der Rolle des Kerkermeister Beneš…

- Ronja Merkel , Journal Frankfurt

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Oper Frankfurt - Smetana - Dalibor - Beneš

…herrlich vertrottelt Thomas Faulkner den Gefängniswärter….

Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung, Heidelberg

Oper Frankfurt - Smetana - Dalibor - Beneš

Thomas Faulkner, jovial tönend und bonhommig wie der „Vater“ Rocco mit ausgestopftem Kissenbauch.

- Manuel Brug , Brigs Klassiker

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Oper Frankfurt - Smetana - Dalibor - Beneš

Thomas Faulkner bezeugt viel Empathie für die Häftlinge, mit ausdrucksfähigem Bass.

Offenbacher Post

Oper Frankfurt - Smetana - Dalibor - Beneš

Thomas Faulkner’s resonant bass successfully projected the lower notes in gaoler Beneš’ outbursts and he offered a sensitive portrayal of a servile inadequate, bemused by the contradictions of events around him.

- Anthony Ogus

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Oper Frankfurt - Smetana - Dalibor - Beneš

Bass Thomas Faulkner’s voice, burnished with blooming upper and lower ranges, lends the duped guard Beneš heartfelt warmth and sympathetic loneliness.

- Jeremy Hirsch , Shmopera

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Oper Frankfurt - Handel - Xerxes - Elviro

Thomas Faulkner fue un Elviro correcto y un tanto basto

- José M. Irurzun , Opera World

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Oper Frankfurt - Handel - Xerxes - Elviro

Thomas Faulkner was a convincing Elviro

- José M. Irurzun , Seen and Heard International

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Oper Frankfurt - Handel - Xerxes - Elviro

La voce di basso risulta ben accentata e il personaggio un vero mattatore della scena sfruttando le molte libertà lasciate in partitura da Händel.

Opera Click

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Frankfurt Opera - Bellini - I Puritani - Lord Gualtiero Valton

Lord Gualtiero Walton è Thomas Faulkner, buon basso qui impegnato soprattutto negli assiemi, che sostiene con una voce ampia e corposa

Opera Click

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Garsington Opera - Mozart - Don Giovanni - Masetto

 Thomas Faulkner’s is an effectively menacing Masetto.

Seen and Heard

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Thomas Faulkner’s sturdy, very finely sung Masetto

Music OMH

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Thomas Faulkner sang strongly as Masetto, his fluency and appealing tone complementing Masetto’s naivety and vulnerability.

Opera Today

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Oper Frankfurt - Rossini - Otello - Elmiro

Thomas Faulkner, playing the role of the rich industrialist, Elmiro, cut an imposing figure, both physically and vocally. His large frame and strong bass allowed him to command the stage, perfectly reflecting his lofty status. Although he has a big voice it is also very flexible, which enabled him to produce a nuanced performance that captured his happiness, anger, rage, and frustrations.

- Alan Neilson , Opera Wire

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Die andere Vaterfigur, Elmiro, wird von Thomas Faulkner mit sauber geführtem, wohlklingendem  Bass gesungen. Zwar ein Unsympath, wie er seine Tochter Desdemona behandelt und Emilia bevorzugt, doch mit balsamischer Stimme ausgestattet.

- Kaspar Sannemann , Oper Aktuell

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Thomas Faulkner stattet Desdemonas Vater Elmiro mit einem profunden Bass aus.

- Thomas Molke , Online Musik Magazin

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