Born in London, Tenor Thomas Elwin studied at the Royal Academy of Music. A former boy-chorister at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Thomas performed extensively as a treble soloist both in the UK and abroad, at venues including Tokyo Opera City, Barbican, Royal Festival Hall, on Classic FM, BBC2 and Radio 3. Thomas is an alumnus of the Solti Accademia Bel Canto and the Verbier Academy, and was a member of the opera studio at Oper Stuttgart for the 2014/15 season. For the 2017/18 season Thomas will be an associate artist of the Classical Opera Company.
Recent and future highlights include: Fraccasso (La Finta Semplice) with the Classical Opera Company, his debut at the BBC Proms, Ferrando (Cosi Fan Tutte) for Oper Stuttgart, Telemaco (il ritorni d’Ulisse in patria) for The Grange Festival, Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) for English National Opera, Messiah with the Odense Symphony Orchestra in Odense, Denmark, and Alfredo in The Mountebanks by Cellier in a World Premier recording with the BBC concert Orchestra and BBC singers.
Previous opera performances have included Ferrando (Cosi Fan Tutte) for Oper Stuttgart and also for Teatro Barocco in Vienna, Nathanael (Contes D’Hoffman), Kuska (Khovanshchina) and Borsa (Rigoletto), all for Oper Stuttgart and Belmonte (Die Entufuhrung aus dem Serail) in a new production by Sigrid Herzog at the Vorarlberg Landestheater.
On the concert platform Thomas has performed extensively as a soloist across Europe. Previous seasons performances include Bach Passions (both arias and as Evangelist) in St. Alban’s Abbey, at the LutherKirche in Bad Canstatt and in Zaragoza, Messiah at Liederhalle Stuttgart with the International Bach Akademie, Stuttgart, in Manchester Cathedral and at the Leith Hill Festival, Britten Serenade at Kings Place, London, and in the Duke’s Hall with Royal Academy Symphony Orchestra. Further performed repertoire includes Messa di Gloria (Puccini), Jephtha (Handel), Nocturne (Britten), Elijah (Mendelssohn) and Creation (Haydn).
Thomas’s song repertoire includes performances of works by Schumann (Dichterliebe), Strauss, Britten (Winter Words), Tippett (Heart’s Assurance) and Liszt (Petrarch Sonnets). Appearances include a Christmas Lieder programme at the Oxford Lieder Festival, Verdi and Wagner songs with Song in the City, at the Austrian Cultural Forum with the Royal Academy Song circle and a solo recital as part of the Masters series at the Gresham Centre. Future plans include a debut recital recording of Bellini and Donizetti songs and a second recording featuring songs by Hahn, Duparc and Liszt.
Thomas lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and enjoys films, most sports and following the mixed fortunes of West Ham United.