Mezzo-soprano Rosamond Thomas
Rosamond Thomas is a British mezzo-soprano currently based in Leipzig. She made her debut at the Hamburgische Staatsoper in June, singing in the World Premiere of Sciarrino’s Venere e Adone. Her roles include Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas; Cesare in Handel’s Giulio Cesare; L’Enfant in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges and Komponist in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos (Theater Schönbrunn Vienna); Asteria in Gluck’s La Corona (Burg Perchtoldsdorf); and Sorceress (Dido and Aeneas) at the Ryedale Festival 2019. She sang with the chorus for the Glyndebourne Festival and Tour 2022. In the Festival, she covered Second Bridesmaid in Le nozze di Figaro.
As a concert singer, Rosamond has sung in performances of Handel’s Messiah, Copland’s In the Beginning, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Duruflé’s Requiem, Dvořák’s Stabat Mater and Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, the latter in London’s Cadogan Hall.
Rosamond is an experienced song recitalist, performing programmes in the Bösendorfer Salon and Gesellschaft für Musiktheater in Vienna, songs by Roxanna Panufnik at the Ryedale Festival, Ravel’s Trois Poèmes de Mallarmé, and Rachmaninov songs in the Rachmaninov Festival at Pushkin House in London. She has sung in masterclasses with Helmut Deutsch, Christoph Prégardien (London Song Festival) and Justus Zeyen.
Rosamond studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Vienna. She was awarded Second Prize in the Hurn Court Singing Competition 2023 and was Highly Commended in the National Mozart Competition 2018.