Ariën Artists - Thomas MORRIS English biography










The French tenor Thomas Morris was born in Paris. He studied voice with Georgette Rispal of the Paris Opera, while studying humanities and Russian at the university of Paris-Sorbonne. He received the First prize at the Superior Singing Competition of Paris Conservatories. Subsequently he became laureat of some international competitions, including those of Marseille, Treviso, Marmande and Verviers and was awarded with the highly distinguised Special Prize for French Music Interpretation at the Henri Sauguet/Yves Saint-Laurent International competition.

Thomas Morris has appeared on Europe's most important scenes including the Opera Houses of Paris, Strasbourg, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Toulouse, Montpellier, Bordeaux, Toulon, Avignon, Rennes, Nantes, Lille, Rouen, Caen, Ancona, Bologne, Cagliari, Cosenza, Genova, Macerata, Martina Franca, Naples, Padua, Rome, Treviso, Torino, Venezia Baden-Baden, Dresden, Cologne, Bregenz, Vienna, Genève, Lausanne, Prague, Bratislava,Vilnius and Seoul. Particularly appreciated for the character tenor roles, he is also an accomplished artist for recitals and oratorio.


During the actual bicentennial anniversary of Jacques Offenbach's birth, Thomas sang with great success the role of Marinoni in the new Fantasio production at OPERAZUID Maastricht (including 14 staged performances throughout the Netherlands) and a semi-staged performance at Philharmonie Köln. Very much appreciated for his exceptional actor skills, the French opera and theater director Macha Makeïeff engaged Thomas for her productions of "Trissotin, ou les femmes savantes" and "La Fuite" after Boulgakov. Noteworthy as well are his appearances as Narcisse in Geneviève de Brabant by Jacques Offenbach at the Opera House of Montpellier (directed by Carlos Wagner) ; his Pirelli and Fogg in Sweeney Todd at the Opera House of Toulon, his Pluton and Aristée in Orphée aux Enfers at the Walloon ROH Liège and his Monsieur Triquet in Eugen Onegin at the Opera house of Nice.


Appearances during season 2020/2021 will include his comeback in the role of Ajax 1er in Offenbach's La Belle Hélène at the Paris Opéra Comique. His participation in two productions at the opera house of Nice : in Werther (Schmidt) and in Circo, a world première by the duo Magali Thomas and Sergio Monterisi, in which Thomas Morris will sing the main part. Equally noteworthy : his debut as Aldobrandin in Le Magnifique, an opera by André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry at the opera house of Reims.


have include his participation in "Les contes d'Hoffmann", "Les mamelles de Tirésias", "Andrea Chénier", "Die Zauberflöte", "Turandot" by Puccini and "Turandot" by Busoni as in "Madama Butterfly" at the Macerata Opera Festival ; "La Grande duchesse de Gerolstein" and the gala evening "Pier Luigi Pizzi, una vita nella musica" at "La Fenice" in Venice ; "La juive" at the Lithuanian National Opera (Vilnius) ; "Ariadne auf Naxos", "Les Aventures du roi Pausole", "La grande duchesse de Gerolstein", "La Gioconda" and "La vie parisienne", "Dialogues des carmélites" and "Boris Godunov" at the Nice Opera House ; "Candide", "Garibaldi en Sicile", "Carmen" and "L'enfant et les sortilèges" at the San Carlo Theater in Naples ; "Les mamelles de Tirésias" at Lyon, Cologne and Prague Opera houses ; "Die Entführung aus dem Serail" at the Cagliari Opera house ; "Il cappello di paglia di Firenze" at Turin, Lausanne and Genoa Opera houses ; "Les mamelles de Tirésias", "Le gendarme incompris", "Falstaff", "Street scene », "Les brigands" and "Dialogues des carmélites" at the Toulon Opera house ; "Turandot" at the Sejong Center for Performing Arts in Seoul ; "Der Vampyr" at the Comunale Theater in Bologne ; "René l'énervé" at the Nancy Opera house ; "Wozzeck" at the Royaumont Foundation ; "Le roi malgré lui" and Recital at the Wexford Opera Festival ; "La vie parisienne" at the Lyon Opera house ; "Candide" at the Rome Opera house ; "Fra Diavolo" at the Wallonie Royal Opera house ; "Ariadne auf Naxos" at the Carlo Felice Theater in Genoa ; "Hin und zurück" and "L'heure espagnole" at the Muse Theater in Ancona ; "Dialogues des carmélites" at the Avignon Opera house ; "Maximilien Kolbe" (Salle Ravel), "Le tour de Gaulle musical d'Astérix" (Théâtre des Champs-Elysées), "Le Carrosse du Saint-Sacrement", "Fra Diavolo", "La chanson de Fortunio", "Les mamelles de Tirésias" and "Les brigands" (Opéra Comique), "René l'énervé" (Théâtre du Rond-Point), "Louise" (Opéra Bastille) in Paris and "Les mamelles de Tirésias" with the BBC SO at the Barbican Theater in London. Further more he appeared in "Opium Rhapsodie" (Poulenc) at the Piccolo Festival del Friuli Venezia Giulia (Trieste) ; "Manon" at the Lausanne Opera house ; "La vie parisienne" (Bobinet) at the Strasbourg Opera house ; "Cabaret Konzert" (Schubert/Weill), "Ali baba" and "Trissotin" by Macha Makeïeff on tour and "Manon" (Verona).

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