Harry Thatcher is a British baritone based in London. He was 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 has studied with the Andrew Watts, Peter Savidge, Russell Smythe and currently Robert Dean.
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 as a soloist in a wide range of oratorio from Handel’s Messiah to William Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast.
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 Il Conte ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’ (Mozart). Harry has covered the role of Death ‘Savitri’ (Holst) and has sung Spencer Coyle in ‘Owen Wingrave’ (Britten) for British Youth Opera and won the Basil A Turner prize for this performance.
Professional operatic roles include Bello ‘La Fancuilla del West’ (Puccini), Flemish deputy ‘Don Carlo’ (Verdi), Starek ‘Jenufa’ (Janacek) and Schaunard ‘La Boheme’ (Puccini) at Grange Park Opera. He was Baritone soloist for Scottish Opera’s Highlights tour in 2018. Harry has sung Curio 'Giulio Cesare' (Handel) and Fiorello in Il Barbiere di Sivilgia (Rossini) at Glyndebourne Festival Opera where he was a Jerwood Young Artist in 2019. Harry has sung the title role of Figaro in ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’ (Mozart) for Mid Wales Opera and Adonis in ‘Venus and Adonis’ (Blow) for Blackheath Halls.
Future engagements include John Brooke ‘Little Women’ (Mark Adamo) for Opera Holland Park which will be a company debut and he will compete in the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition in Dublin in August.