Educated in New York City, Caroline Thomas gained her Master of Music Degree from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and attended the American Opera Center at the Juilliard School Lincoln Center.
In Switzerland, she was engaged as a member of the ensemble in Luzern where she sang many roles including the title role in ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, Donna Elvira DON GIOVANNI and the Kostelnicka JENUFA. She also made guest appearences in Fribourg and Biel singing Donna Anna DON GIOVANNI, Ariadne and the title role in Donizetti's ANNA BOLENA.
Additionally, she appeared in Nürnberg, Regensburg and Darmstadt in the roles of both Donna Anna and Donna Elvira DON GIOVANNI; and in Saverne, France as Fiordiligi COSI FAN TUTTE
Her concert experience includes engagements with the Macon Symphony with Wagner Wesendonck Lieder and Mozart Requiem, Mendelssohn Elijah, Beethoven Symphony No. 9 and Handel Messiah. Caroline Thomas regularly appears with the Brazilian pianist Luiz de Moura Castro.
Ms. Thomas was engaged at the Städtische Bühnen Münster in Germany where she sang the premiere of TOSCA in April 1997. The Münsterische Zeitung reported that: "the discovery of the evening was Caroline Thomas. The ensemble member trumped in her soprano force and placed the diva Tosca with her strong radiant high tones... In her aria 'Vissi d'arte', she forms one of those magical opera moments. Münster has a new Prima Donna." In November 1997, she performed Kundry PARSIFAL and Opernwelt commented "Caroline Thomas supports the role with wide sweeping tone, attractive femininity and precise vocal dynamics." Recent roles in Münster included Leonora LA FORZA DEL DESTINO, Agathe DER FREISCHÜTZ, Kundry PARSIFAL, Donna Anna DON GIOVANNI and Freia DAS RHEINGOLD.
Recently she sang Sieglinde DIE WALKÜRE in Münster where her other roles have also included Donna Anna DON GIOVANNI, Sieglinde DIE WALKÜRE, Venus ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD, Brünnhilde SIEGFRIED and the title role in TOSCA, as well as concert performances of Kodaly's TE DEUM and the title role in TRISTAN AND ISOLDE in Rostock. She also covered Deborah Voigt as Agathe DER FREISCHÜTZ for Seattle Opera; Lady Macbeth MACBETH and AIDA for the Landestheater Innsbruck; Brünnhilde SIEGFRIED in Catania; and Chrysothemis ELEKTRA in Hannover. She has also sung Rosalinde DIE FLEDERMAUS for Gold Coast Opera and made her debuts with Seattle Opera as Leonore FIDELIO (where she returned last summer for Helmwige DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN) and Washington Opera as Brünnhilde DIE WALKÜRE, for which she was awarded the prize "Singer of the Year". Miss Thomas recently debuted as TURANDOT at the Macedonia Opera Nights Festival.
Robert Gilder & Co.
91 Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3PS
+44 (0)20 7580 7758
+44 (0)20 7580 7739