Dutch baritone Thomas Oliemans studied with Margreet Honig at the Amsterdam Conservatory, and later worked with KS Robert Holl, Elio Battaglia and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.
He made his debut at the Salzburg Festival as Gonsalvo Fieschi in Schreker's Die Gezeichneten in 2005. Other recent appearances include Il Conte di Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Göteborg Opera, Ramiro/ L'heure espagnole with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Papageno/ Die Zauberflöte for Opéra de Nantes/Angers and the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Guglielmo/ Cosi fan tutte at Grand Théâtre de Genève, Donner/ Das Rheingold at the Grand Théâtre de Genève and his debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden singing Schaunard/ La Bohème. His portrayal of Papageno gained him the 2013 Prix d' Amis of The Netherlands Opera.
This season, he returns to Netherlands Opera as Peter/ Hansel and Gretel and gives his role debut as Hamlet for Göteborg Opera.
Also in demand as a concert singer, his recent engagements include Mendelssohn’s Elias with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and the RIAS Kammerchor (released on CD in March 2016), songs from Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Shostakovich’s 14th Symphony with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with the KIOI-Sinfonietta in Tokyo and the Dresdner Philharmonie.
Photo: Marco Borggreve