A phenomenal voice and talent in the tradition of great Italian tenor voices, British-Italian Freddie De Tommaso shot to prominence when he won the First Prize, the Placido Domingo Tenor Prize and the Verdi Prize at the 2018 Viñas International Singing Competition in Barcelona. In December 2021, he made the news again when he jumped in as Cavaradossi in Royal Opera’s production of Tosca  thus becoming the youngest ever tenor to perform the role on the iconic stage and the first Brit since 1963. De Tommaso, who was due to perform the role at a later date took to the stage after the first interval when the tenor originally scheduled became unwell during the first of the three acts, prompting the press to unanimously declare that a new star was born.

An exclusive artist with Decca Classics and the first tenor to be signed to the label since Jonas Kaufmann, his debut album Passione debuted at number 1 in the classical charts and recently won the BBC Music Magazine Award for Best Newcomer. In June 2022 his second album Il Tenore shot again straight to number 1 in the charts upon its release, whilst his rendition of Nessun Dorma, featured on the album, reached over one million streams.

The current season sees him continuing his meteoric rise with a series of exciting appearances: at Royal Opera House as Rodolfo La bohème and a return to the role of Cavaradossi; at Teatro alla Scala in Milan as Rodolfo La bohème; at Wiener Staatsoper as Macduff Macbeth; his US debut as Cavaradossi at Santa Fe Opera; at the Arena di Verona as Don José Carmen; at Staatsoper under den Linden in Berlin as the Italian Tenor Der Rosenkavalier and Alfredo La Traviata; and at the Dutch National Opera with a staged production of Verdi Requiem. On the concert platform his appearances include an open air concert Opera for All in Munich alongside Sonya Yoncheva; the New Year’s Eve Concert at Teatro La Fenice in Venice; Tosca and Verdi’s Requiem at the Bergen International Festival and with the Orchestre National de Lyon; an opera gala concert at Teatro di San Carlo in Naples; recitals at the Festival Castell Peralada; the opening concert of the Kissinger Sommer Festival and a return to Verbier Festival.

Last season, De Tommaso made important company and role debuts at Teatro alla Scala as Maurizio in David McVicar’s production of Adriana Lecouvreur; at the Wiener Staatsoper as Don José Carmen; at the Bolshoi Theatre as Cavaradossi Tosca; at Semperoper Dresden as Pinkerton in a new production of Madama Butterfly, a role he also reprised at the Royal Opera House together with the much coveted Cavaradossi in Tosca; and at Arena di Verona as Alfredo La Traviata. He also returned to Bayerische Staatsoper to sing Macduff Macbeth, a role he also performed at Wiener Staatsoper; and jumped in as Italian Tenor Der Rosenkavalier, thus making his debut with Staatsoper under den Linden in Berlin. His concert highlights included Verdi Requiem at Teatro di Massimo di Palermo; Riccardo Un Ballo in Maschera at the Verbier Festival; an opera gala recital together with Lise Davidsen at the Barbican and in concert in Oslo; as well as a solo recital in Sisteron, France.

Freddie De Tommaso is represented by Mot Willdridge Artists worldwide
2022/23 season / 600 words. Not to be altered without permission.