William Thomas is a recent graduate of the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, British bass William Thomas is fast making a name for himself as one of today’s most promising young singers.

He is the recipient of a number of major awards, most notably the 2018 Kathleen Ferrier Competition, the 2018 John Christie Award and the 2019 Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition.

Career Highlights

He has appeared at Wigmore Hall as part of Graham Johnson’s Songmakers’ Almanac and in concert with the London Symphony Orchestra under François-Xavier Roth, the Orchestre national de Lyon under Alan Gilbert, and with the Monteverdi Choir conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner.

Recent opera engagements include Nicholas in the UK premiere of Barber’s Vanessa (Glyndebourne) and Snug in a new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Vienna State Opera).

Forthcoming: Masetto Don Giovanni (Seattle Opera debut) and further roles at ENO and the Glyndebourne Festival.

Last updated: 4th October 2021