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Born Bruges.

Belgian tenor.

Thomas Blondelle made his debut in 2003 at the Théâtre Royale de la Monnaie in Brussels, returning in 2007 to create the role of Melchior Gabor in the premiere of Benoit Menier's Frühlings Erwochen (Spring Awakening). He first performed at Amsterdam in 2013 as David (Die Meistersinger), and has also sung with the Grand Théâtre de Luxemburg, De Vlaamse Opera, the Opéra de Toulon and Paris Open Air Opera, Other performances include the Deutsche Oper am Rhein (Düsseldorf/Duisberg), Vienna Volksoper and the Bavarian State Opera (Munich).

He made his London debut at the 2013 BBC Proms  as Walther in a semi-staged performance of Wagner's Tannuser, with the BBC SSO conducted by Donald Runnicles. He returned to the BBC Proms in 2014, for his role debut as Narraboth in a concert performance of  Salome with the Deutsche Oper Berlin, again under Runnicles. He has been a member of Deutsche Oper Berlin since 2009, and his repertoire in new productions this season will include the Tenor in Berlioz's Roméo et Juliette, Male Chorus in Britten's The Rope of Lucretia and Zinovy Ismailov in Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk.

Recently he appeared at L’Opéra national du Rhin, Strasbourg, in his role debut as Erik (Der fliegende Holländer). His American debut in July 2014 was as Nikolaus Sprink in Silent Night, a new two-act opera by Kevin Puts for Cincinnati Opera. In recent seasons he has appeared at the Lucerne Festival, Munich Opera Festival, Schleswig- Holstein Music Festival and Saito Kinen Festival (Japan).

As a recitalist and concert singer Thomas Blondelle has performed with numerous orchestras and has worked with a wide range of conductors, including Marc Albrecht, Michail Jurowski, Andrew Litton, Sigiswald Kuijken, Kent Nagano, Jonathan Nott, Sir Simon Rattle, Carlo Rizzi, Ulf Schirmer and Michael Schønwandt.

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October 2014

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