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 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 '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) 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 and won the Basil A Turner prize for this performance. 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. This season he has sung Il Conte 'Le Nozze di Figaro' (Mozart) at The Royal College of Music directed by Sir Thomas Allen, Baritone on Scottish Opera's Highlights tour and this summer was a Jerwood Young Artist at Glyndebourne and sang Fiorello in Il Barbiere di Sivilgia (Rossini).
Harry will be joining the Glyndebourne Tour in Autumn 2019, he will then sing the title role in Le Nozze di Figaro for Mid Wales Opera in spring 2020 and sing Schaunard in La Boheme at Grange Park Opera in summer 2020.