Exciting News and Diary Updates – Thomas will be covering the role of Yamadori with ENO in their production Of Madame Butterfly this Summer and will also be appearing in Janacek’s Jenufa with Longborough Festival Opera
Tom started singing as a chorister at St Paul’s Cathedral Choir School in London performing in many major concert venues as well as tours of France, Spain and Japan. He then went on to study with Ann Lampard, the head of voice at the Junior Royal Academy in London, before completing his training at the RNCM
Last year Tom made his debut with Longborough Festival Opera singing the role of Helmsmann and chorus in Wagner’s Tristan Und Isolde as well as covering the role of Marcello in La Boheme with ENO. He also revisited the role of Escamillo with Wedmore Opera as well as another new production of Carmen with Opera UpClose where he sang the role of Dancairo in a seven week run in the Soho Theatre, London.
He sang the role of the Inn Keeper in a new opera by Louis Mander called ‘Oh whistle and I will come to you my lad’ A ghost story opera set in Sussex which was performed as part of the Tete-a-Tete opera festival.
This year Tom is looking forward to working with ENO again, covering the role of Yamadori in their production of Madame Butterfly and also returning to Longborough Festival Opera to perform in their production of Janacek’s Opera, Jenufa.
Tom is delighted to be represented by John Owen of OwenWhite Management.
“..Thomas Colwell sparkle(s) in the small role of….Helmsman.” Tristan and Isolde/Longborough Festival,
The Times, June 2015
“..Thomas Colwell as Escamillo the toreador was brilliant, swaggering about the stage like he owned it…”
Cheddar Valley Gazette, July 2015
“Tom you were the best Beowulf a composer could wish for. Really moving immolation. Top class”
Louis Mander – Composer of Beowulf