HGO Appearances: Count di Luna in Il trovatore (2013), Don Pizarro in Fidelio (2011), Count Tomsky/Plutus in The Queen of Spades (2010)
About the Artist: After a successful career as a bass, Tómas Tómasson changed to the dramatic baritone repertoire. Role debuts in this new repertoire include the title role in The Flying Dutchman, Tomsky in The Queen of Spades at La Monnaie in Brussels and at the San Francisco Opera, and the title role in Wozzeck at the Opera of Nancy, France. He has performed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Teatro Regio in Turin; the Berlin State Opera; the Innsbruck Festival; the Grand Théâtre de Genève; La Monnaie; Flemish Opera; Teatro Real in Madrid; Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen; Teatro San Carlo in Naples; Cologne Opera; Bavarian State Opera; Netherlands Opera; and Lyric Opera of Chicago. Recent and future engagements include the title role in Mazeppa in Monte Carlo; Jochanaan in Salome in Zurich; Kurwenal in Tristan and Isolde in Toulouse; Telramund in Lohengrin in a new production at La Scala conducted by Daniel Barenboim and also with Teatro Real, in Wiesbaden, and at La Monnaie; Klingsor in Parsifal with Lyric Opera of Chicago and in a new production at the Berlin State Opera conducted by Barenboim; the Wanderer in Siegfried in Geneva; Wotan in Das Rheingold in Oviedo; Tomsky at the Vienna State Opera; and the Dutchman for Los Angeles Opera.