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 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 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 '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. Roles for Grange Park Opera include Bello ‘La Fancuilla del West’ (Puccini), Flemish deputy ‘Don Carlo’ (Verdi), Starek ‘Jenufa’ (Janacek) and Schaunard ‘La Boheme’ (Puccini). 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. Harry has sung the title role of Figaro in ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’ (Mozart) for Mid Wales Opera. His most recent role was Adonis in ‘Venus and Adonis’ (Blow) for Blackheath Halls.

 

Harry is looking forward to debuting for Opera Holland Park this summer season where he covered Forester in 'The Cunning Little Vixen' (Janacek) recently.