Harry Thatcher is a British baritone based in London. He is a Betty Brenner Scholar and is supported by The Basil Coleman Opera Award, The Josephine Baker Trust, The John Clemence Trust, The Sybil Tutton Trust and The Countess of Munster at The Royal College of Music. Harry is currently under the tutelage of Russell Smythe. Operatic roles and scenes for The Royal College of Music International Opera School include ‘Forester’ The Cunning Little Vixen (Janacek) ‘Ernest Priester’ Die Zauberflöte (Mozart), ‘Billy Budd’ Billy Budd (Britten), ‘Taurquinius’ The Rape of Lucretia (Britten), ‘Demetrius’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Britten), Frank ‘Die Fledermaus’ (Strauss) and most recently ‘Il Conte’ Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart) at The Royal College of Music directed by Sir Thomas Allen. Harry has covered the role of ‘Death’ Savitri (Holst) and has sang ‘Spencer Coyle’ in Owen Wingrave (Britten) for British Youth Opera for which he won the Basil A Turner prize. Roles for Grange Park Opera include ‘Bello’ La Fancuilla del West (Puccini) and ‘Flemish deputy’ Don Carlo (Verdi) in 2016 season and ‘Starek’ Jenufa in their 2017 season.
Further roles recently have included ‘Nardo’ La finta giardiniera (Mozart) for Ryedale Opera Festival and ‘Curio’ Giulio Cesare (Handel) at Glyndebourne. Harry sang in the Highlights Opera Tour with Scottish Opera and Glyndebourne Festival 2019 where he was a Jerwood Young Artist and sang Fiorello in ‘Il Barbiere Di Siviglia’ (Rossini). Future engagements include singing with Glyndebourne on Tour, Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro for Mid Wales Opera and Schaunard in La Boheme for Grange Park Opera in the summer of 2020. He wants to thank the Worshipful Company of Musicians for this award and is a proud recipient.
Musicians’ Company Award: 2019 Silver Medal – RCM
Photo Credit: Ben Durrant
Page Updated: Nov 2019