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Thomas MORRIS, Tenor

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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.

Recent engagements and News :

Besides several revivals of "Trissotin", Thomas Morris appeared as Narcisse in Jacques Offenbach's "Geneviève de Brabant" at the Opera House of Montpellier (director : Carlos Wagner) ; as Pirelli and Fogg in Sweeney Todd at the Opera house of Toulon ; Pluton and Aristée in Orphée aux Enfers at Royal Opera House Wallonie Liège and as Triquet (Onegin) at the Opera House of Nice (Feb. 2017). Among his next projects : "La Fuite" after Boulgakov, a complete new production stage directed by Macha Makeïeff.

Career highlights:

inlcude 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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