Don Alvaro in LA FORZA DEL DESTINO

Don Alvaro in La forza del destino

Deutsche Oper Berlin

“Thomas’ Alvaro was spectacularly good. Right from his first entry he raised the temperature on stage immeasurably, with his ardently Italianate tone and wonderfully instinctive phrasing…”

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Beth Stewart19/20
Otello in OTELLO

Otello in Otello

Canadian Opera Company

“Otello requires a voice that marries Wagnerian stamina and Italianate beauty. The universe of tenors who can sing it well is small. Russell Thomas is one of them.”

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Beth Stewart18/19
Tito in LA CLEMENZA DI TITO

Tito in La clemenza di Tito

Los Angeles Opera

“The fervency and emotional commitment of Thomas’s interpretation proved fiercely effective… Here was a tenor who didn’t so much act the role of the doomed lover Manrico as inhabit it…”

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Beth Stewart18/19
Tenor Soloist in DAS LIED VON DER ERDE

Tenor Soloist in Das Lied von der Erde

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

“The fervency and emotional commitment of Thomas’s interpretation proved fiercely effective… Here was a tenor who didn’t so much act the role of the doomed lover Manrico as inhabit it…”

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Beth Stewart18/19
Manrico in IL TROVATORE

Manrico in Il trovatore

Lyric Opera of Chicago

“The fervency and emotional commitment of Thomas’s interpretation proved fiercely effective… Here was a tenor who didn’t so much act the role of the doomed lover Manrico as inhabit it…”

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Beth Stewart18/19
Otello in OTELLO

Otello in Otello

Los Angeles Philharmonic

“A formidable Otello…an all-in performance that conveyed the power and the emotionally conflicting elements that drive Otello to his doom…”

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Beth Stewart18/19
Cavaradossi in TOSCA

Cavaradossi in Tosca

Los Angeles Opera

“Radvanovsky and Thomas are perfectly matched vocally [with] dramatically powerful voices that rise and fall in the richest harmonies, ring with passion and can explode in fiery intensity..."

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Beth Stewart16/17