Ulysses Thomas, hailed as "compelling to watch" (Tufts Daily) and praised for his "rich bass-baritone voice and eloquent projection" (Lawrence Budmen), has appeared as a featured artist with a number of ensembles in
and around the Boston area including Boston Baroque, Masterworks Chorale, Blue Heron, Andover Choral Society, Exsultemus, Boston Choral Ensemble, Winsor Music, The Concord Chorus, Marsh Chapel Choir and Collegium,
and Emmanuel Music. In 2008, Mr. Thomas made his professional debut with Opera Boston in Handel's Semele as the High Priest. Mr. Thomas made his company debut with Boston Lyric Opera for their 2008/2009 season as Luther & Crespel in Les contes d'Hoffmann and Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni. Other operatic credits include Il barbiere di Siviglia (Bartolo), The Magic Flute (Sarastro), La bohème (Alcindoro), Massenet's La Navarraise (Bustamente), Lee Hoiby's A Month in the Country (Rakitin), Gianni Schicchi (Simone), and Britten's The Rape of Lucretia (Collatinus). Amongst his honors and awards, Mr. Thomas spent two summers as a vocal fellow at Tanglewood Music Center, where he worked with James Levine, Phyllis Curtin, and John Harbison and was a finalist in the 2001 Orpheus Vocal Competition, where he received the Richard Strauss Award.
(Photo credit: Amy Weddell)
David Kjar, Artistic Director
Marika Holmqvist, Artistic Director
Patrick T Waters