Baritone Thomas Schütz performs in the fields of opera, concert and Lied, being sought after by venues such as the the Philharmonie Essen, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Prinzregententheater München etc. In 2023 he gave his debut at the Berliner Philharmonie in the 6. Symphony of contemporary composer P.M. Hamel. He is consultant (since 2018) and member of the Management Board (since 2022) at the Internationale Stiftung zur Förderung von Kultur und Zivilisation in Munich. In September 2023 he took over leadership from Guy Joosten at the International Opera Academy Ghent as Artistic Pedagogical Manager.
The public and media knows Thomas as a versatile artist and especially recognizes his Lied interpretations, which have been recorded for the labels Carus and WDR. In London he was awarded the Paul Hamburger Lied Prize and was welcomed to the Young Song Makers Almanac. In selected formats (occasionally chamber music) he performs essential opera roles, such as Germont in La Traviata by G. Verdi (2023), Conte Almaviva in W.A. Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro (2022), the title role in W.A. Mozart’s Don Giovanni (2019), Conte Almaviva in G. Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2018), Malatesta in G. Donizetti’s Don Pasquale (2017), Escamillo in G. Bizet’s Carmen (2016) and Moritz in B. Merniers contemporary opera Frühlingserwachen (2015).
Thomas Schütz hails from the alpine foothills in Germany. After many years playing the piano as his main instrument, he subsequently studied singing and music pedagogy at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama London, before becoming a Laureat of the International Opera Academy Ghent. He received a scholarship by Yehudi Menuhins Live Music Now and a Fellowship of the GSMD in London.
His teachers are Christoph Prégardien, Charlotte Margiono and Matthias Goerne.
foto: Richard Schabetsberger