Thomas Kinch is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and is an Associate Artist for Welsh National Opera in the 2022/23 season. He is rapidly establishing himself as an exciting young performer.
He has participated in the Emerging Artists Programme at the Institute for Young Dramatic Voices, in Reno, where he has been mentored by Dolora Zajick and worked with coaches, directors, and teachers from the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, and Deutsche Oper Berlin. Plans to work with Salvatore Fisichella in Sicily were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In the current season his roles for Welsh National opera include First Armed Man in The Magic Flute and Vitek (cover) The Makropulos Affair, with more roles to be announced.
Last season as a New Generation Artist for Iford Arts he performed Canio Pagliacci and Turiddu Cavalleira Rusitcana, alongside Susan Bullock as Santuzza. He also performed Turiddu in a new translation of Cavalleria Rusticana (A Paisley Kiss) for Paisley Opera and Pinkerton Madama Butterfly for Opera Bohemia at the Perth Festival of the Arts.
Other performances include Turiddu in Cavallaria Rusticana (Sri Lanka Opera, Edinburgh Grand Opera, North Wales Opera); Pinkerton Madama Butterfly (OperaUpClose on tour); Alfredo La traviata and Nadir in Les pêcheurs de perles (Opera Bohemia), and Cavaradossi Tosca (North Wales Opera).
During his time at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Thomas performed Father Grenville Dead Man Walking, Gherardo Gianni Schicchi, Sam Kaplan Street Scene and Satyavān Sāvitri. Oratorio and concert appearances include Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music, and Verdi Requiem ‘Ingemisco’ for International Holocaust Memorial Day. He also performed a recital of opera arias for Dorset Opera.
Turiddu / Cavalleria Rusticana / Iford Arts / 2021
“Thomas Kinch… gave a performance that defied his years… The raw emotion and power of the singing between Susan Bullock and Thomas Kinch in this very up close and personal performance knocked spots off many a chocolate box production.”
(Art Scene in Wales)
Canio / Pagliacci / Iford Arts / 2021
“Thomas Kinch sang a quite remarkable Canio with emotion and strength to knock you out of your seat.”
Pinkerton / Madama Butterfly / Opera Bohemia / 2021
“Thomas Kinch’s powerful top notes somewhat stole the first half.”
(View from the Cheap Seats)