Thomas Lehman

Baritone

Vita

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 WARHe 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.

2018-09-01

Repertoire

Bizet CARMEN Moralès
Britten BILLY BUDD Freund des Neulings
Cimarosa IL MATRIMONIO SEGRETO (DIE HEIMLICHE EHE) Conte Robisone
Donizetti L’ELISIR D’AMORE Belcore
Giordano ANDRÉ CHENIER Dumas, Haushofmeister
Gounod FAUST (MARGARETHE) Valentin
Leoncavallo I PAGLIACCI Silvio
Levy MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA Captain Peter Niles
Massenet MANON De Brétigny
Menotti THE TELEPHONE Ben
Meyerbeer LE PROPHÈTE Mathisen
Mozart COSÌ FAN TUTTE Guglielmo
  DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE Erster Priester
  DON GIOVANNI Masetto
  LA FINTA GIARDINIERA Nardo
  LE NOZZE DI FIGARO Graf Almaviva
Prokofjew DIE LIEBE ZU DEN 3 ORANGEN Pantalon
Puccini LA BOHÈME Schaunard
  LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST Larkens
  LA RONDINE Crébillon
  MADAMA BUTTERFLY Der Standesbeamte
  TOSCA Ein Schliesser
Ravel L’ENFANT ET LES SORTILEGES Le Fauteuil, Un Arbre
Rossini IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA Figaro, Fiorello
Smetana DIE VERKAUFTE BRAUT Kruschina
Strauss SALOME Zweiter Nazarener
Tschaikowski EUGEN ONEGIN Saretzki
Verdi DON CARLO Flandrischer Deputierter
  LA TRAVIATA Bote
  RIGOLETTO Marullo
Wagner LOHENGRIN Heerrufer