Tom Smith

Tenor, Samling Artist Programme: 2018

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Hartlepool-born tenor Tom Smith is a recipient of The Musicians Company Silver Medal. He recently graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) with an MA Opera (distinction). In 2016 Tom made his professional debut at Glyndebourne Festival Opera as a Lehrbuben in Sir David McVicar’s award-winning production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. Operatic roles at RWCMD include The Mayor Albert Herring, Schoolmaster The Cunning Little Vixen, Jupiter Semele, Lippo Street Scene and Fenton Falstaff conducted by Carlo Rizzi. Other operatic engagements include Ruiz Il trovatore, Flavio Norma, Spärlich Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor and Lionel Martha. A keen recitalist, Tom is proud to be an Artist on the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now scheme. Tom is generously supported by Christopher Ball, Leverhulme Trust, Tillett Trust, Waterloo Foundation and Friends of RWCMD.

Photo: Tom Smith at Samling Artist Programme Masterclass, February 2018. Photo credit: Mark Pinder

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