Thomas Lehman

Vita

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Known for his "pleasant, well rounded voice" (Palm Beach Arts), baritone Thomas Lehman is a versatile artist whose repertoire ranges from Bach to Berio. Since the 2014-15 season, Lehman has appeared exclusively at the Deutsche Oper Berlin under the esteemed batons of Donald Runnicles, Carlo Rizzi, Yves Abel, Sebastian Weigle, Alexander Vedernikov, Alain Altinoglu, Jacques Lacombe, Ivan Repušić, Nicholas Carter, Ido Arad, and Daniel Cohen among many more. In his first two seasons as a scholarship-holder, he performed the title role in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, Belcore in L´ELISIR D´AMORE, Dancairo in CARMEN, Marullo in RIGOLETTO, and Valentin in FAUST along with some 20 smaller roles over the year.

In the 2016-17 season, Lehman returns to the Deutsche Oper Berlin as a full time member of the Ensemble where he will reprise roles such as Figaro, Belcore, and Valentin. In addition, he will perform as Guglielmo in COSÌ FAN TUTTE, Moralès in CARMEN, Nevers in LES HUGUENOTS, and will participate in the Deutsche Oper Berlin’s new series of concerts titled “Aus dem Hinterhalt.” In the spring of 2017, Lehman made his debut at the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos (Lisbon) as Silvio in PAGLIACCI.

In the newly announced 2017-18 season, Lehman will make role debuts as Conte Almaviva in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Pantalon in L´AMOUR DES TROIS ORANGES, Der Heerrufer  in LOHENGRIN, Schaunard in LA BOHÈME, and Mathisen in LE PROPHÈTE, along with reprisals of Valentin, Moralès, Silvio and Figaro.
           

Formerly a Young Artist at the Florida Grand Opera, Lehman appeared as Peter Niles in MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA, Ben in THE TELEPHONE, and as King Tashi/Narrator in an outreach production of David Chesky's THE MICE WAR. He made his operatic professional debut in 2010 as Guglielmo in COSÌ FAN TUTTE with the Delaware Valley Opera and has also appeared as a Studio Artist with the Chautauqua Opera. In the summer of 2014, he was selected to participate in the Ravinia Festival’s Steans Music Institute, where he worked with Dame Kiri Te Kawawa, Kevin Murphy, Patricia McCaffrey, Stephen King, Jennifer Ringo, Cori Ellison, and more. White at Ravinia, he performed Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder in recital and in a review, was deemed “already on his way professionally, showing tremendous concentration and control” (,Chicago Sun Times).

In 2014, Lehman was selected as one of 4 recipients of The Opera Foundation Scholarship. With this, he was granted a year of work and study at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. In addition, Lehman won first place and the Lynne Clarke Vocal Prize at the 2010 Friends of Eastman Opera Competition, first place in the Jessie Kneisel Lieder Competition, an encouragement award at the 2013 MONC Great Lakes Auditions, the Grand Prize at the Orpheus Competition in Nashville, TN, and placed at the 2013 Rochester Oratorio Society Classical Idol Competition.

In concert, Lehman has performed solo in works by Bach, Britten, Dvořák, Orff, Beethoven, Schubert, Handel, Haydn, and Schumann, as well as the requiems of Duruflé, Mozart, and Brahms. Equally comfortable with contemporary music, Lehman performed the works of Pulitzer prize nominated Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon at the Festival Internacional Cervantino, as well as the songs of Takemitsu prize winner Arlene Sierra. Lehman holds degrees from Ithaca College and Eastman School of Music, where he played leading roles in over 12 productions.

2017-09-01

Repertoire
Bizet     CARMEN Moralès
Britten BILLY BUDD Freund des Neulings
Cimarosa IL MATRIMONIO SEGRETO (DIE HEIMLICHE EHE) Conte Robisone
Donizetti L'ELISIR D'AMORE Belcore
Giordano ANDRÉ CHENIER Dumas, Haushofmeister
Gounod FAUST (MARGARETHE) Valentin
Leoncavallo        I PAGLIACCI Silvio
Levy MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA Captain Peter Niles
Massenet MANON De Brétigny
Menotti  THE TELEPHONE Ben
Meyerbeer  LE PROPHÈTE Mathisen
Mozart COSÌ FAN TUTTE Guglielmo
DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE Erster Priester
DON GIOVANNI Masetto
LA FINTA GIARDINIERA Nardo
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO Graf Almaviva
Prokofjew DIE LIEBE ZU DEN 3 ORANGEN Pantalon
Puccini LA BOHÈME Schaunard
LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST Larkens
LA RONDINE Crébillon
MADAMA BUTTERFLY Der Standesbeamte
TOSCA Ein Schliesser
Ravel L'ENFANT ET LES SORTILEGES Le Fauteuil, Un Arbre
Rossini IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA Figaro, Fiorello
Smetana DIE VERKAUFTE BRAUT Kruschina
Strauss SALOME Zweiter Nazarener
Tschaikowski EUGEN ONEGIN Saretzki
Verdi DON CARLO Flandrischer Deputierter
LA TRAVIATA Bote
RIGOLETTO Marullo
Wagner LOHENGRIN Heerrufer
Dates (This information is supplied without liability!)

2017

January
07 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: THE MAGIC FLUTE, 1st priest Berlin, Deutsche Oper
13 Richard Strauss: SALOME, 2nd Nazarene Berlin, Deutsche Oper
20 Richard Strauss: SALOME, 2nd Nazarene Berlin, Deutsche Oper
29 Giacomo Meyerbeer: LES HUGUENOTS, Comte de Nevers Berlin, Deutsche Oper
February
04 Giacomo Meyerbeer: LES HUGUENOTS, Comte de Nevers Berlin, Deutsche Oper
25 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: COSÌ FAN TUTTE, Guglielmo Berlin, Deutsche Oper
March
03 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: COSÌ FAN TUTTE, Guglielmo Berlin, Deutsche Oper
11 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: COSÌ FAN TUTTE, Guglielmo Berlin, Deutsche Oper
31 Ruggero Leoncavallo: PAGLIACCI, Silvio Lisboa, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos
April
02 Ruggero Leoncavallo: PAGLIACCI, Silvio Lisboa, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos
04 Ruggero Leoncavallo: PAGLIACCI, Silvio Lisboa, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos
06 Ruggero Leoncavallo: PAGLIACCI, Silvio Lisboa, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos
08 Ruggero Leoncavallo: PAGLIACCI, Silvio Lisboa, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos
29 Giacomo Puccini: LA RONDINE, Crébillon Berlin, Deutsche Oper
May
01 Giacomo Puccini: LA RONDINE, Crébillon Berlin, Deutsche Oper
23 Gaetano Donizetti: L'ELISIR D'AMORE, Belcore Berlin, Deutsche Oper
25 Umberto Giordano: ANDREA CHÉNIER, Matthieu Berlin, Deutsche Oper
27 Gaetano Donizetti: L'ELISIR D'AMORE, Belcore Berlin, Deutsche Oper
June
24 Giuseppe Verdi: DON CARLO, Flandrischer Deputierter Berlin, Deutsche Oper
29 Giuseppe Verdi: DON CARLO, Flandrischer Deputierter Berlin, Deutsche Oper
July
02 Giuseppe Verdi: DON CARLO, Flandrischer Deputierter Berlin, Deutsche Oper
06 Giuseppe Verdi: DON CARLO, Flandrischer Deputierter Berlin, Deutsche Oper
September
28 Lieder und Dichter I: To be sung on the water Berlin, Deutsche Oper
October
01 Gioacchino Rossini: IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, Figaro Berlin, Deutsche Oper
06 Gioacchino Rossini: IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, Figaro Berlin, Deutsche Oper
14 Sergej Prokofjew: L'AMOUR DES TROIS ORANGES, Pantalon Berlin, Deutsche Oper
20 Sergej Prokofjew: L'AMOUR DES TROIS ORANGES, Pantalon Berlin, Deutsche Oper
28 Sergej Prokofjew: L'AMOUR DES TROIS ORANGES, Pantalon Berlin, Deutsche Oper
November
09 Richard Wagner: LOHENGRIN, King's Herald Berlin, Deutsche Oper
12 Richard Wagner: LOHENGRIN, King's Herald Berlin, Deutsche Oper
28 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: THE MAGIC FLUTE, 1st priest Berlin, Deutsche Oper
December
16 Giacomo Meyerbeer: LE PROPHÈTE, Mathisen Berlin, Deutsche Oper
17 Richard Wagner: LOHENGRIN, King's Herald Berlin, Deutsche Oper
20 Giacomo Puccini: LA BOHÈME, Schaunard Berlin, Deutsche Oper
23 Giacomo Puccini: LA BOHÈME, Schaunard Berlin, Deutsche Oper
26 Gioacchino Rossini: IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, Figaro Berlin, Deutsche Oper
27 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: THE MAGIC FLUTE, 1st priest Berlin, Deutsche Oper
28 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Il Conte Almaviva Berlin, Deutsche Oper
30 Gioacchino Rossini: IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, Figaro Berlin, Deutsche Oper

2018

January
02 Giacomo Puccini: LA BOHÈME, Schaunard Berlin, Deutsche Oper
04 Giacomo Meyerbeer: LE PROPHÈTE, Mathisen Berlin, Deutsche Oper
07 Giacomo Meyerbeer: LE PROPHÈTE, Mathisen Berlin, Deutsche Oper
13 Gioacchino Rossini: IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, Figaro Berlin, Deutsche Oper
20 Georges Bizet: CARMEN, Moralès (Premiere) Berlin, Deutsche Oper
24 Georges Bizet: CARMEN, Moralès Berlin, Deutsche Oper
26 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: COSÌ FAN TUTTE, Guglielmo Berlin, Deutsche Oper
27 Georges Bizet: CARMEN, Moralès Berlin, Deutsche Oper

 

February
04 Georges Bizet: CARMEN, Moralès Berlin, Deutsche Oper
09 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: COSÌ FAN TUTTE, Guglielmo Berlin, Deutsche Oper
10 Georges Bizet: CARMEN, Moralès Berlin, Deutsche Oper
17 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: COSÌ FAN TUTTE, Guglielmo Berlin, Deutsche Oper
25 Giacomo Puccini: MADAMA BUTTERFLY, Official Registrar Berlin, Deutsche Oper

 

March
02 Giacomo Puccini: MADAMA BUTTERFLY, Official Registrar Berlin, Deutsche Oper
10 Giacomo Puccini: MADAMA BUTTERFLY, Official Registrar Berlin, Deutsche Oper
31 Ruggero Leoncavallo: PAGLIACCI, Silvio Berlin, Deutsche Oper

 

April
05 Ruggero Leoncavallo: PAGLIACCI, Silvio Berlin, Deutsche Oper
13 Ruggero Leoncavallo: PAGLIACCI, Silvio Berlin, Deutsche Oper
May
30 Georges Bizet: CARMEN, Moralès Berlin, Deutsche Oper
June
01 Georges Bizet: CARMEN, Moralès Berlin, Deutsche Oper
07 Georges Bizet: CARMEN, Moralès Berlin, Deutsche Oper
09 Georges Bizet: CARMEN, Moralès Berlin, Deutsche Oper
14 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, 1st priest Berlin, Deutsche Oper
16 Georges Bizet: CARMEN, Moralès Berlin, Deutsche Oper
23 Charles Gounod: FAUST, Valentin Berlin, Deutsche Oper
26 Charles Gounod: FAUST, Valentin Berlin, Deutsche Oper
29 Charles Gounod: FAUST, Valentin Berlin, Deutsche Oper