Harry Thatcher

Award: Tutton Award

Year: 2017

Genre: Classical

Location: Royal College of Music

Website: http://www.harrythatcher.co.uk

Harry Thatcher is a Music International Artist. He is a Betty Brenner Scholar and is supported by The Basil Coleman Opera Award, The Josephine Baker Trust, The John Clemence Trust and Help Musicians Sybil Tutton Award at The Royal College of Music. Harry has studied with the Andrew Watts, Peter Savidge and currently is under the tutelage of Russell Smythe.

On the concert platform Harry has performed with the likes of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra of Opera North in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and the Birmingham Symphony Hall. He has sung the bass solos in oratorios such as Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Haydn’s Creation and various Bach Cantatas.

Operatic roles and scenes for The Royal College of Music International Opera School include Ernest Priester ‘Die Zauberflöte’ (Mozart), Billy Budd ‘Billy Budd’ (Britten), Taurquinius ‘The Rape of Lucretia’ (Britten), Demetrius ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ (Britten) and Frank ‘Die Fledermaus’ (Strauss). Harry has covered the role of Death ‘Savitri’ (Holst) and has sung
Spencer Coyle in ‘Owen Wingrave’ (Britten) for British Youth Opera.

The 2016 season included two roles for Grange Park Opera. Harry sang Bello ‘La Fancuilla del West’ (Puccini) and Flemish deputy ‘Don Carlo’ (Verdi). Harry was a Somerset Song Competition finalist 2015 and Won the Basil A Turner prize 2017 for Spencer Coyle in 'Owen Wingrave' (BYO). This season includes a set of Britten Scenes and ‘Faramondo’ (Handel) at the RCMIOS where he will sing the role of Teobaldo. Harry will sing Starek ‘Jenufa’ in his first major role for Grange Park Opera. In September 2017 he will attend The Royal College of Music's International Opera School.

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