Thomas Nieβer, baritone

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Questo amore vergogna mia, Elgar (Puccini)
Bella siccome angelo, Don Pasquale (Donizetti)

 

Welsh-German baritone Thomas Nießer graduated in Music and German from the University of Bristol and is curently studying his masters degree in Vocal studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. As part of his degree, he spent a year in Heidelberg, Germany, where he had the privilege of working with the studio at the Stuttgart Opera. A native of Porthmadog, Wales, he started singing in the Welsh Eisteddfod at the age of 7, before starting lessons with Jenny Pearson (WNO). 

 

He has given recitals in Austria, Czechia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Spain. In the UK he has performed with a large number of ensembles, including the bass solos from Mozart’s and Fauré's Requiems with the Bristol Chamber Choir, lead roles in The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro and Gondoliers with the University Opera Society and Le Nozze de Figaro with Opera Presto whilst in 2014 he conducted his first Opera with Bops, Ravel’s The Child and the Spells. He works regularly with the North Wales Opera Studio and will debut the North Wales Opera Company as Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana. Other roles recently include Mephistopholes in Faust et Hélène, Siméon in L’enfant Prodigue. In 2015 he founded the Victoria Singers together with Douglas Watts. He has regular lessons with Angela Hickey and Prof. Janice Chapman.

Operatic repertoire

 

Marcelo (La Bohème)

Guglielmo (Cosi fan tutte)

Papageno (Die Zauberflöte)

Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni)

Don Pizarro (Fidelio)

Alfio (Cavalleria Rusticana)

Count Almaviva (Le Nozze de Figaro)

Malatesta (Don Pasquale)

Escamillo (Carmen)

Billy Budd (Billy Budd)

 

Concert Repertoire

Ein deutsches Requiem (Brahms)

Requiem (Mozart)

Requiem (Faure)

Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan-Williams)

Messiah (Handel)

Matthäus-Passion (Bach)

Symphony 8 (Mahler)

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Appearances with North Wales Opera Studio:

July 2018, Eisteddfod International Music Festival, Llangollen, UK

December 2018, Cavalleria Rusticana (Alfio), St Giles Church (Wrexham, UK)

February 2019, Rhos Male Voice Choir Concert (Various), Stiwt Theatre (Rhosllannerchrugog, UK)

Appearances with North Wales Opera Company:

September 2019, Cavalleria Rusticana (Alfio), Stiwt Theatre (Rhosllannerchrugog, UK), St George's Concert Room (Liverpool, UK).

 

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