Minnesota-born tenor Thomas Cooley has established a reputation on both sides of the Atlantic – and beyond – as a singer of great versatility, expressiveness, and virtuosity. Recent and upcoming appearances of note include Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Milwaukee Symphony; Britten’s “War Requiem” with the Indianapolis, Atlanta, and Oregon Symphonies; Handel’s “Messiah” with the Oregon, Houston, and Charlotte Symphonies as well as the Calgary Philharmonic and National Symphony Orchestra; Peter Quint in Britten’s “Turn of the Screw” with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra; Bob Boles in Britten’s “Peter Grimes” with the St. Louis Symphony in Carnegie Hall; the title role in Handel’s “Samson” with the American Classical Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall (Nicholas McGegan conducting); the world premiere of Christopher Theofanidis’ “Creation Oratorio” with Atlanta Symphony; Tristan in Frank Martin’s “Le vin herbé” with Bergen National Opera;Crown Prince in Kevin Puts’ “Silent Night” with Cincinnati Opera; Acis in a new production of Handel’s “Acis and Galatea” and “L’Allegro” with the Mark Morris Dance Group; Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion” with Seattle Symphony and the “St. John Passion” with Pacific Musicworks and the Pittsburgh Symphony; and performances at the Oregon and Carmel Bach Festivals.
As Artist in Residence with Chicago’s Music of the Baroque, Cooley performs Monteverdi’s “Vespers”, Handel’s “Judas Maccabaeus”, and a programme of Bach Cantatas this season.
As of June 2017