Thomas Dear

Thomas Dear

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In January 2011, he won the &ldquoEuropean Opera Centre” award at the Viñas Competition in Barcelona, and rapidly started an international career.   He sang at the Geneva Opera (Farfarello from Love for three oranges and The First Murderer and Archbishop from Battistelli’s Richard III), he made his debut at the Paris National Opera in Salomé and  Arabella, he sang at the Flemish Opera (Tchaikowsky’s The Enchantress), at the Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam (Priester and Geharnischter Mann from The Magic Flute, Der Graf Lamoral), in Nice (Le Médecin, Le Berger from Pelléas et Mélisande, Colline from La Bohème, Priester and Geharnischter Mann from The Magic Flute, Ein Eremit from Der Freischütz, Hobson from Peter Grimes), in Bordeaux (Erste Soldat from Salomé), in Toulouse (Vierte Schäfer from Daphné, Brother Benedictin and Third Mask from Betrothal in a Monastery), in Limoges (Escamillo from Carmen), in Toulon (Rochefort from Anna Bolena). He sang Sarastro from The Magic Flute in the main open-air Opera Festival in Francel. He took part in the touring production of Les Caprices de Marianne by Henri Sauguet (Claudio) in fifteen opera houses in France of which a Dvd will be soon released, filmed in Avignon grand opera.   In the concert field, he was heard with the BBC orchestra, singing during the Conductors Competition in Besançon, he sang with the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire with conductor John Axelrod during the performances of the show “Amadeus”. He sang Verdi’s Requiem in the arenas in Nîmes and recorded The Badger and The Dog from Janacek’s Cunning Little Vixen with the European Opera Centre. He sang Mozart’s Requiem and Rossini’s Stabat Mater. He took part in Massenet’s La Navarraise and Le Dernier Jour d’un Condamné by David Alagna in a concert version Salle Pleyel in Paris.    This season, he sings the Mozart Requiem in the Festival d'Art Sacré d'Antibes , he takes over the touring production of Les Caprices de Marianne in France, he sings La Traviata and Les Huguenots in Nice, Le Médecin, Le Berger from Pelléas et Mélisande in Toulon, Mozart C Mass in Saint-Etienne, Zuniga from Carmen in Avignon. Among his projects for the next seasons, one can mention Don Pedro from Béatrice et Bénédict, Oroveso from Norma, Prince Gremin from Evgeny Onegin, Angelotti in Tosca, Monterone in Rigoletto and the Doctor in the new production of Pelleas et Mélisande in Aix en provence conducted by Esa Peka Salonen and directed by Katie Mitchell…   After studying at the School of Fine Arts in Nice (Villa Arson ), Thomas Dear studied singing and graduated from the Music Academy Rainier III, privately with Guinka Radilova and in master classes with Bonaldo Giaiotti, Roger Soyez, Nikolai Ghiuselev, Jose Van Dam, Nikolai Okhotnikov. 
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