Freddie De Tommaso
British-Italian tenor Freddie De Tommaso shot to prominence when he won the First Prize, the Placido Domingo Tenor Prize and the Verdi Prize at the 2018 Viñas International Singing Competition in Barcelona. Planned highlights in the 2019/20 season for De Tommaso included his role debut as Cassio / »Otello« the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden under the baton of Sir Antonio Pappano, and company and role debuts in new productions of »Nabucco« as Ismaele with Dutch National Opera and »Madama Butterlfy« as Pinkerton with Semperoper Dresden. Further ahead he makes his company debuts with Wiener Staatsoper, Staatsoper Berlin as well as returning at Bayerische Staatsoper and Royal Opera House Covent Garden. A member of the studio of Bayerische Staatsoper for the 18/19 season, De Tommaso appeared in productions including »Norma«, »La fanciulla del West«, »La Bohème« and the programme’s production of »Mavra« and »Iolanta« double bill. Prior to this, he was a member of the Young Singer Academy at the Salzburg Festival for the 2018 season. Following the Viñas competition, De Tommaso was invited to appear in concert at Teatro Real, Madrid and in recital in Vilagarcia, Spain. Other performances included concerts with the Georg Solti Accademia in Tuscany and a gala concert at the Victoria Hall, Geneva. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, roles here included Rodolfo »La Bohème«. De Tommaso was generously supported by the Josephine Baker and Countess of Munster trusts. He is a Joseph Karaviotis scholar, a recipient of a Gregory-Carr scholarship and the Richard Lewis scholarship. He currently studies with Professor Mark Wildman and has worked in masterclasses with Christa Ludwig, Placido Domingo, Gwyn Hughes Jones, Barbara Frittoli, Massimo Giordano, Richard Bonynge and Sir Antonio Pappano.