Tenor Russell Thomas, whose credits include the Metropolitan Opera and the Deutsche Oper Berlin, has been named the 2014-15 artist-in-residence by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The one-year appointment is the first in a new initiative by the ASO.
JAN. 11. A 3 p.m. recital with pianist Kyung-mi Kim at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center in Decatur.
FEB. 7. A 3 p.m. recital with ASO members at Ebenezer Baptist Church in downtown Atlanta.
APRIL 19. A 3 p.m. recital with ASO musicians and members of the Morehouse College Glee Club at Morehouse’s Ray Charles Performing Arts Center.
Also this season, Thomas will sing in Peter Sellars’ production of The Gospel According to the Other Mary with the English National Opera; in Norma in Valencia, Spain; and in the title role of Faust at Michigan Opera Theatre. He’ll also return to the Metropolitan and Seattle operas, the Oper Frankfurt, the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Canadian Opera Company and will make his debut with the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Thomas, a Miami native, began studying in 1995 at age 18. He’s a graduate of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. Learn more HERE.