American baritone Thomas Lehman is a member of the Ensemble at the Deutsche Oper, Berlin, and is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music.
Thomas’s future guest engagements include his debut for English National Opera as Hector in a new production of King Priam; Ibn-Hakia Iolanta in a new production for the Stadttheater Bern and a return to the Edinburgh International Festival, singing Carmina Burana with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with Sir Donald Runnicles; he also looks forward to his debuts at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and at the San Francisco Opera.
Cancellations due to the Covid19 Pandemic include: his debut at the Palau de les Arts, Valencia as Valentin Faust and his debut as Kurwenal in a concert performance of Tristan und Isolde with the DSO and Robin Ticciati.
For the Deutsche Oper, upcoming highlights include: Gunther in a new production of Götterdämmerung, directed by Stefan Herheim; Lucifer in Ersan Montag’s new production of Antikrist and Guy de Montfort in a new production of Les vêpres siciliennes conducted by Enrique Mazzola.
Other recent appearances include Lescaut Manon Lescaut - conducted by Sir Simon Rattle; Ford Falstaff; Marcello La bohème; Renato Un ballo in maschera; Figaro Il barbiere di Siviglia; Il Conte Almaviva Le nozze di Figaro; Valentin Faust; and Silvio Pagliacci.
His recent guest engagements include: Conte Almaviva Le nozze di Figaro for Theater Basel; Lescaut Manon Lescaut at the Edinburgh International Festival; Silvio Pagliacci for the Teatro São Carlos, Lisbon and Hindley Earnshaw Wuthering Heights for the Opéra national de Lorraine.
Biography not for publication, for an up to date version please contact Oliver Clarke.
“King Gunther is given a surprisingly in-depth portrayal by the American baritone Thomas Lehman, who is able to not only convey hesitation with his voice, but also doubt.”
– Berliner Morgenpost
"Thomas Lehman also succeeds in this as Gunther, who has his really big moments in the second act, when the effortlessness in the higher register makes it clear that this is a main part that basically becomes an indispensable figure in the chessboard of the classic drama constellation. A mature high baritone that is recommended for even bigger tasks"
“The American Thomas Lehman shone in the role of Gunther, not only through his fine baritone voice, but also his extraordinary acting skills.”
“"With his sonorous baritone and with the best diction of the evening, Thomas Lehman delighted as an exquisite Gunther."”
–Der Opern freund
“Dem Belcore von Thomas Lehman hatte man einen italienisch aussehenden stummen Statisten als Begleitung an die Seite gestellt, aber akustisch konnte der Stipendiat des Förderkreises durchaus mit einer effektvoll vorgetragenen Auftrittsarie überzeugen. Als er und die Seinen zur Hochzeit auch noch in Galauniform erscheinen durften, war auch optisch alles perfekt.”
– Der Opern Freund
“Thomas Lehman, ein temperamentvoller Valentin mit wohllautendem Bariton, gefällt in dieser Rolle. Wenn er sterbend seine Schwester verflucht, müssten sensible Zuhörer/Innen zusammenzucken.”
–Der Neue Merker
“Thomas Lehman scores as pithy-laddish Valentin.”
“Thomas Lehman as Count Almaviva sings his demanding role with a gorgeous baritone and wins over the audience especially in the 3rd act with a beautifully sung aria.”
– Opern Magazin
“Quite different was Thomas Lehman, who sang with Count with great agility and with virile strength, which he used cleverly and carefully."”
“Baritone Thomas Lehman did nicely as Lescaut, with a homogenous voice throughout the entire range. He once again confirmed the positive impression he had made on previous occasions – it is a pity that this character does not have an aria in which to shine.!”
–Seen and Heard International
“"First-rate support came from Thomas Lehman as Manon’s devious brother!”