THE ACADEMY of ST OLAVE’S – Thomas Guthrie
Thomas Guthrie has sung in some of the world’s most prestigious venues from New York, Tokyo & Bolivia to London (Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre) and Sydney.
As a baritone Guthrie has sung in some of the world’s most prestigious venues from New York and Bolivia to Tokyo, London (Wigmore Hall & Southbank Centre) and Sydney.
Thomas Guthrie is not only a singer, but also an actor and innovative director. He recently completed two years as Young Artist Stage Director at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where his recent productions have included a revival of Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and assisting Sir David McVicar for Andrea Chénier and Die Zauberflöte.
As a baritone Guthrie has sung in some of the world’s most prestigious venues from New York and Bolivia to Tokyo, London (Wigmore Hall & Southbank Centre) and Sydney. Operatic roles include ‘Don Giovanni’ and ‘Count’ Marriage of Figaro, ‘Papageno’ Die Zauberflöte, ‘Ferryman’ Curlew River, ‘Denisov’ War and Peace, ‘Mr Jenks’ The Tender Land and ‘Sir Hugh Evans’ Sir John in Love, ‘Cold Genius’ King Arthur, ‘Drunken Poet’ Fairy Queen, and ‘Aeneas’ Dido and Aeneas. In 2006 he created the role of the ‘Officer’, based on the writer Henry Williamson in Stephen McNeff’s award winning Tarka the Otter. He has sung ‘Hel Helson’ Paul Bunyan and ‘Sir Henry Cuffe’ Gloriana for Richard Hickox at the St Endellion Festival and has been a member of Glyndebourne Festival Chorus.
Recently he performed in Streetwise Opera’s Britten Canticles at Westminster Abbey and their staging of Mahler Rückert Lieder in Nottingham. Recordings include War and Peace for Chandos, Rameau, Biber (Gramophone Award 2002) and Charpentier for ASV, Purcell for Deux Elles and Bach Cantatas for Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
Guthrie’s production of Ludd and Isis, an opera commissioned to launch the Royal Opera House’s new Production Park in Thurrock, involved a massed cast of hundreds including both professionals and amateurs, and was described as “a spectacular production” “one of the Royal Opera Houses greatest achievements.” (Opera Now).
27 June 2015
Performances with the Academy of St Olave’s
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 “Choral”
Soprano: Jennifer Rust, Mezzo Soprano: Jo Rondel, Tenor: Jonathan Hanley, Baritone: Thomas Guthrie
BACH: Cantata No. 3 from the Christmas Oratorio
Soprano: Judith Cunnold, Contralto: Jane Sturmheit, Tenor: Edward Sturmheit, Bass: Thomas Guthrie
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Five Mystical Songs
FINZI: Let us garlands bring
FAURÉ: Requiem Opus 48
Soprano: Judith Cunnold, Baritone: Thomas Guthrie
PURCELL: Come Ye Sons of Art
Soprano: Judith Cunnold and Kate Hamilton, Alto: Nicola Beckley, Bass: Thomas Guthrie
BACH: Ich habe genug BWV82
BACH: Magnificat in D BWV243
Soprano: Judith Cunnold and Kate Hamilton, Alto: Nicola Beckley, Tenor: Richard Quine, Bass: Thomas Guthrie