Kevin Thompson

Kevin Thompson

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Kevin Thompson

“A mountain of a voice, with resonance from the Escorial of Philip II, the throne of Boris Godunov, and the majestic court of Sarastro. Thompson delivered all the goods…” (San Francisco Classical Voice)

Kevin Thompson
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Kevin Thompson possesses a voice with extraordinary range, depth, and color, combined with a commanding stage presence. Future engagements include his Washington National Opera debut in Strauss’ Elektra, and Il Re in Aida for Ft. Worth Opera. Current engagements this season included January in Zaid Jabri’s Southern Crossings for Barnard College, the First Nazarene in Salome for Tulsa Opera, Sparafucile in Rigoletto for Nashville Opera, the Old Hebrew in Samson et Dalila for Bob Jones University, and Oroveso in Norma for the Walnut Creek Festival.

Recent engagements include Polonius in Ruse Opera’s Hamlet, Monterone in Tulsa Opera’s Rigoletto, the Old Gypsy in Aleko for the New York City Opera, Thibault in Maid of Orleans both with the New Orleans Opera and Odyssey Opera, the American debut of Bottesini’s Ali Baba with Southwest Opera, Solomon in Gounod’s La Reine de Saba with Odyssey Opera, Korngold’s Das Wunder der Heliane with Maestro Botstein at the Bard Festival, Wagner’s Rienzi at the Kennedy Center, Osmin in Die Entfuhrung as dem Serail at the Walnut Creek Festival, Basilio in the Barber of Seville with Opera Hong Kong, Angelotti in Tosca with Opera Tampa, the Captain in Daniel Catan’s Florencia en el Amazonas with the New York City Opera.

In concert he has performed Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony for The Florida Orchestra, Thy Will be Done and Verdi’s Requiem with the National Chorale at Avery Fisher Hall, Mozart’s Requiem with the St. Louis Symphony, the Verdi Requiem with the Chautauqua Institute and with the Tallahassee Symphony, and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass at Carnegie Hall. For the National Symphony he has performed Handel’s Messiah, Wagner’s Rienzi, Stravinsky’s Les Noces, and Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis.