Known for his “pleasant, well rounded voice” (Palm Beach Arts), baritone Thomas Lehman is a versatile artist whose repertoire ranges from Bach to Berio.
Thomas Lehman has been a member of the ensemble of the Deutsche Oper Berlin since the 2014-15 season. He is to be seen and heard there in such parts as the title role in THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, Belcore in L’ELISIR D’AMORE, Dancairo in CARMEN, Valentin in FAUST, Count Almaviva in THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, Pantalon in THE LOVE OF THREE ORANGES, Herald in LOHENGRIN, Dr. Falke in DIE FLEDERMAUS, Schaunard in LA BOHÈME, Mathisen in LE PROPHÈTE and Guglielmo in COSÌ FAN TUTTE. Early in 2017, Thomas Lehman made his debut as Silvio in PAGLIACCI at the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos (Lisbon). He appeared with the orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin under Donald Runnicles at the 2018 Ravello Summer Festival in a programme including Wagner’s “O du mein holder Abendstern” from TANNHÄUSER.
He will be on stage in the 2018-19 season as Marchese d’Obigny in LA TRAVIATA, Dr. Falke in DIE FLEDERMAUS, Maggiordomo / Dumas in ANDREA CHÉNIER, Harasta in THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN, as Dancaire in CARMEN, Marullo in RIGOLETTO, Crébillon in LA RONDINE and Horatio in HAMLET. He will also make a guest appearance as Hindley Earnshaw in WUTHERING HEIGHTS at the Opéra national de Lorraine in Nancy.
Formerly a Young Artist at the Florida Grand Opera, Lehman appeared as Peter Niles in MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA, Ben in THE TELEPHONE, and as King Tashi/Narrator in an outreach production of David Chesky’s THE MICE WAR. He made his operatic professional debut in 2010 as Guglielmo in COSÌ FAN TUTTE with the Delaware Valley Opera and has also appeared as a Studio Artist with the Chautauqua Opera. In the summer of 2014, he was selected to participate in the Ravinia Festival’s Steans Music Institute, where he worked with Dame Kiri Te Kawawa, Kevin Murphy, Patricia McCaffrey, Stephen King, Jennifer Ringo, Cori Ellison, and more. White at Ravinia, he performed Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder in recital and in a review, was deemed “already on his way professionally, showing tremendous concentration and control” (,Chicago Sun Times).
In 2014, Lehman was selected as one of 4 recipients of The Opera Foundation Scholarship. With this, he was granted a year of work and study at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. In addition, Lehman won first place and the Lynne Clarke Vocal Prize at the 2010 Friends of Eastman Opera Competition, first place in the Jessie Kneisel Lieder Competition, an encouragement award at the 2013 MONC Great Lakes Auditions, the Grand Prize at the Orpheus Competition in Nashville, TN, and placed at the 2013 Rochester Oratorio Society Classical Idol Competition.
In concert, Lehman has performed solo in works by Bach, Britten, Dvořák, Orff, Beethoven, Schubert, Handel, Haydn, and Schumann, as well as the requiems of Duruflé, Mozart, and Brahms. Equally comfortable with contemporary music, Lehman performed the works of Pulitzer prize nominated Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon at the Festival Internacional Cervantino, as well as the songs of Takemitsu prize winner Arlene Sierra. Lehman holds degrees from Ithaca College and Eastman School of Music, where he played leading roles in over 12 productions.
|Britten||BILLY BUDD||Freund des Neulings|
|Cimarosa||IL MATRIMONIO SEGRETO (DIE HEIMLICHE EHE)||Conte Robisone|
|Giordano||ANDRÉ CHENIER||Dumas, Haushofmeister|
|Levy||MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA||Captain Peter Niles|
|Mozart||COSÌ FAN TUTTE||Guglielmo|
|DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE||Erster Priester|
|LA FINTA GIARDINIERA||Nardo|
|LE NOZZE DI FIGARO||Graf Almaviva|
|Prokofjew||DIE LIEBE ZU DEN 3 ORANGEN||Pantalon|
|LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST||Larkens|
|MADAMA BUTTERFLY||Der Standesbeamte|
|Ravel||L’ENFANT ET LES SORTILEGES||Le Fauteuil, Un Arbre|
|Rossini||IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA||Figaro, Fiorello|
|Smetana||DIE VERKAUFTE BRAUT||Kruschina|
|Verdi||DON CARLO||Flandrischer Deputierter|