Mark Thomsen, Tenor
As one of America’s most accomplished tenors, Mark Thomsen enjoys a successful career in critically acclaimed performances. Often working repetitively with major companies, Mr. Thomsen has performed to acclaim at the Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, La Scala (Milan), Wiener Staatsoper, Wiener Volksoper, New York City Opera, Dallas Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Washington National Opera, and the Santa Fe Opera among others.
Highlights of recent seasons include singing the role of Faust in Berlioz’ The Damnation of Faust (in English) in Anchorage, tenor solos of Handel’s Messiah and in Dubois’ The Seven Last Words of Christ in Las Vegas, performing the tenor solos with the Indianapolis Opera in their multi-media production of Opera Goes To The Movies and singing the role of Dick Johnson in Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West, performing the roles of The Governor, Vanderdendeer and Ragotski in Portland Opera’s production of Bernstein’s Candide; jumping in at the last minute to sing the tenor lead with the Peoria Symphony in their rendition of Edward J. Collins’ Daughter of the South; singing a recital for the King and Queen of Sweden with Maestro Caraher at the piano in Minneapolis; performing the role of Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca in Mercatello sul Metauro, Italy; and performing the role of Don Ottavio in Opera Las Vegas’ production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni. In January of 2015 Mr. Thomsen directed and sang the role of Alfredo in the Imperial Symphony Orchestra’s production of Verdi’s La Traviata.
Mark Thomsen as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni
Upcoming engagements include singing a concert at the Starbright Theater in Las Vegas (October, 2015), singing the tenor solos in Green Valley Presbyterian Church’s production of Handel’s Messiah (Henderson, NV), directing and singing the role of Alfred in the Imperial Symphony Orchestra’s production of J. Strauss’ Die Fledermaus (in English) in Lakeland, FL and singing the role of Pirelli in Portland Opera’s production of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd (May/June of 2016).
Mr. Thomsen is Program Director and co-founder of the vocal summer program IOPE (International Opera Performing Experience), which is based in Mercatello, Italy. Mark Thomsen is appearing courtesy of Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL, where he is Artist in Residence and Director of the Opera Theater.
Visit his website at www.markthomsen.com.