British-Italian tenor Freddie De Tommaso shot to prominence this year when he won the First Prize, the Placido Domingo Tenor Prize and the Verdi Prize at the 55th Vinas International Singing Competition in Barcelona. A member of the studio of Bayerische Staatsoper for the 18/19 season, roles here include Flavio Norma, Joe La fanciulla del West, Parpignol La bohème and Vassili Mavra. Upcoming highlights include a return to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, De Tommaso was a member of the Young Singer Academy at the Salzburg Festival for the 2017/18 season. Recent highlights include his Royal Opera House debut in March 2017, singing Apprentice in Wagner Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, conducted by Antonio Pappano and directed by Kasper Holten, performances with the Georg Solti Accademia in Tuscany and a gala concert at the Victoria Hall, Geneva. De Tommaso sung title role Werther and Rodolfo La bohème in opera scenes during his training at the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied with Professor Mark Wildman and coaches Iain Ledingham and Ingrid Surgenor; he has also enjoyed working sessions with Gwyn Hughes Jones, Barbara Frittoli, Massimo Giordano, Placido Domingo, Richard Bonynge and Sir Antonio Pappano.
On the concert platform, De Tommaso’s solo credits include Mendelssohn Elijah, Puccini Messa di Gloria and Verdi Requiem.
At the Royal Academy of Music 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.