American baritone Thomas Lehman is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, and is currently a member of the Ensemble at the Deutsche Oper, Berlin.
At the Deutsche Oper, his recent appearances include the title role of Il barbiere di Siviglia; Il Conte La nozze di Figaro; Valentin Faust; Belcore L'elisir d'amore; Guglielmo Cosí fan tutte; Pantalon The Love of the Three Oranges; Dr Falke Die Fledermaus and Silvio Pagliacci - a role which also marked his debut at the Teatro São Carlos, Lisbon, in the 2016/17 season. In future seasons at the Deutsche Oper, Thomas will debut the roles of Marcello La bohéme; Renato Un ballo in maschera; Count Yeletsky Pique Dame and Lescaut Manon Lescaut.
Alongside his commitments at the Deutsche Oper, his future engagements include his debut at the Edinburgh International Festival as Lescaut Manon Lescaut conducted by Sir Simon Rattle; his debut at the Opéra National de Lorraine as Hindley Earnshaw in the French Premiere of Wuthering Heights by Bernard Hermann, and he will make his debut for Theater Basel as Il Conte in a new production of Le nozze di Figaro.
Formerly a Young Artist at the Florida Grand Opera, Thomas appeared as Peter Niles Mourning Becomes Electra; Ben The Telephone and as King Tashi/Narrator in a production of David Chesky’s The Mice War. He made his professional debut in 2010 as Guglielmo Così fan tutte with the Delaware Valley Opera and has also appeared as a Studio Artist with the Chautauqua Opera.
In Summer 2014, Thomas was a member of the Steans Institute at the Ravinia Festival, Chicago.
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“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.”