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Mr. Sumner Thompson

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Sumner Thompson
www.intermezzo-opera.org, 14 Aug 2008 [cached]
A noted recitalist, Mr. Thompson has performed in Stuttgart, Amsterdam, Regensburg, and at London's famed Wigmore Hall with the late Leonard Hokanson, Alison d'Amato, and Tobias Hartlieb.
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Among his many awards and distinctions, Mr. Thompson is the winner of the 1995 Atlanta Pro-Mozart Society Competition, the Willi Apel Scholarship at Indiana University in 1997, and the 1999 Indiana University Early Music Institute Concerto Competition, for which he was the only singer to ever be accorded this honor.In 2003, Mr. Thompson placed as a semi-finalist in the prestigious Wigmore Hall International Song Competition.He was also twice a semi-finalist in the New York Oratorio Society Competition.Sumner Thompson records for the harmonia mundi usa, Dorian and Arsis labels.
Sumner debuted with Intermezzo as the Ferryman in the 2006 production of Britten's Curlew River.He returns in September, 2008 to portray another of Britten's parable characters, the Father in The Prodigal Son.
Florestan Recital Project :: Championing the Art of the Song Recital
www.florestanproject.org, 30 Oct 2007 [cached]
Sumner Thompson, baritone
Sumner Thompson
www.novoartists.com, 22 Dec 2007 [cached]
Sumner Thompson - Baritone
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Photo of Sumner Thompson
diamondHailed as "the real thing" (Cleveland Plain Dealer) and praised for his "elegant style" (Boston Globe), Sumner Thompson is one of the most sought after young baritones singing today.He is enthusiastically lauded worldwide by audiences and music cognoscenti alike for his impeccable technique, appealing sound and consummate musicianship.
His appearances on the operatic stage include the title role in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo(Contemporary Opera Denmark in Copenhagen), Uberto in La Serva Padrona(Apollo's Fire), The Traveller in Britten's Curlew River(Britten-Pears School) in Nagaoka, Japan, and at the Aldeburgh Festival in the UK, Schaunard in La Bohème(Granite State Opera), and The Count in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro(Commonwealth Opera).Mr. Thompson's appearances in Chicago Opera Theatre's productions of Britten's Death in Veniceand Rossini's Il Viaggio a Reimswere also highly praised.
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Last Season, Mr. Thompson performed solo Bach Cantatas with the Florestan Recital Project, Bach and Baroque, Early Music Vancouver, and on tour with Apollo's Fire.
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A noted recitalist, Mr. Thompson has performed in Stuttgart, Amsterdam, Regensburg, and at London's famed Wigmore Hall with the late Leonard Hokanson, Alison d'Amato, and Tobias Hartlieb.
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Among his many awards and distinctions, Mr. Thompson is the winner of the 1995 Atlanta Pro-Mozart Society Competition, the Willi Apel Scholarship at Indiana University in 1997, and the 1999 Indiana University Early Music Institute Concerto Competition, for which he was the only singer to ever be accorded this honor.In 2003, Mr. Thompson placed as a semi-finalist in the prestigious Wigmore Hall International Song Competition.He was also twice a semi-finalist in the New York Oratorio Society Competition.
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"Sumner Thompson invested the role of Apollo with a honeyed baritone and probing intensity, caressing Bach's yearning lines and savoring Mozart's sunny phrases."
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"Thompson has a fine, clear voice with considerable flexibility.
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", sung with distinction and wit by Sumner Thompson, whose high baritone is startlingly beautiful."
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Mr. Thompson sang with attractive tone, excellent French, and a supple and elegant style."
Boston Globe - May 13, 2005
As Apollo in Opera Boston's Alceste
Sumner Thompson and Kevin Deas, (Apollo and the Oracle respectively) both made their Opera Boston débuts and each gave strong and compelling performances."
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"Sumner Thompson sang the role of Jesus with consummate artistry, adroitly expressing plaintiveness, anger, compassion, majesty and painful resignation."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
As SOLOIST in the Britten Festival (Bloomington, IN):
"Sumner Thompson accepted all of the challenges and, happily, conquered them.On Monday, he reached a new level of achievement.Thompson seemed not only comfortable but fully immersed in the Britten-Blake world of dreams and religious fervor."
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"Sumner Thompson sang a pleasing, sturdy Samuel."
The Theatre Mirror
As The Traveller in Britten's Curlew River (Britten Festival - Aldeburgh):
"There were equally strong performances from Andrew Rupp as the Ferryman and Sumner Thompson as the Traveller."
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Mark Mowry, Andrew Rupp, and Sumner Thompson responded excellently to the tight constraints of the form with strong, solid performances."
Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston: Sumner Thompson
www.proarte.org, 11 June 2010 [cached]
Sumner Thompson Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston: Sumner Thompson Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston
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Photograph of Sumner Thompson
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Sumner Thompson, Baritone
Hailed as "the real thing" by the Cleveland Plain Dealer and praised for his "elegant style" by the Boston Globe, Sumner Thompson is one of today's most sought-after young baritones. His appearances on the operatic stage include roles in productions from Boston to Copenhagen, including the Boston Eearly Music Festival's productions of Johann Georg Conradi's Ariadne (2003) and Lully's Psyché (2007) and several Eurpoean tours with Contemporary Opera Denmark as Orfeo in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo. He has performed across North America as a soloist with Concerto Palatino, Tafelmusik, Apollo's Fire, Les Boréades de Montréal, Les Voix Baroques, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, the King's Noyse, Mercury Baroque, and the symphonies of Charlotte, Memphis, and Phoenix.
Highlight's of Mr. Thompson's 2008-09 season include Bach's St. Matthew Passion with Tafelmusik, Buxtehude's Membra Jesu nostri with Les Voix Baroques and Houston's Mercury Baroque, Mozart's Requiem at St. Thomas Church in New York City, a tour of Japan with Joshua Rifkin and Cambridge Concentus, and a return to the Carmel Bach Festival. in Copenhagen, Uberto in La Serva Padrona with Apollo's Fire, The Traveller in Britten's Curlew River with the Britten-Pears School in Nagaoka, Japan, and at the Aldeburgh Festival in the UK, Schaunard in La Bohéme with the Granite State Opera, and the count in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro with the Commonwealth Opera.
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A noted recitalist, Mr. Thompson has performed in Stuttgart, Amsterdam, Regensburg, and at London's famed Wigmore Hall with the late Leonard Hokanson, Alison d'Amato, and Tobias Hartlieb.
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Among his many awards and distinctions, Mr. Thompson is the winner of the 1995 Atlanta Pro-Mozart Society Competition, the Willi Apel Scholarship at Indiana University in 1997, and the 1999 Indiana University Early Music Institute Concerto Competition, for which he was the only singer to ever be accorded this honor. In 2003, Mr. Thompson placed as a semi-finalist in the prestigious Wigmore Hall International Song Competition. He was also twice a semi-finalist in the New York Oratorio Society Competition.
Guests at the Festival: Biographies
www.earlymusic.bc.ca, 4 April 2014 [cached]
Sumner Thompson - baritone
Sumner Thompson is one of today's most sought-after young baritones. His appearances on the operatic stage include roles in productions from Boston to Copenhagen, including the Boston Eearly Music Festival's productions of Johann Georg Conradi's Ariadne (2003) and Lully's Psyché (2007) and several Eurpoean tours with Contemporary Opera Denmark as Orfeo in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo. He has performed across North America as a soloist with Concerto Palatino, Tafelmusik, Apollo's Fire, Les Boréades de Montréal, Les Voix Baroques, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, the King's Noyse, Mercury Baroque, and the symphonies of Charlotte, Memphis, and Phoenix.
Highlight's of Mr. Thompson's 2008-09 season include Bach's St. Matthew Passion with Tafelmusik, Buxtehude's Membra Jesu nostri with Les Voix Baroques and Houston's Mercury Baroque, Mozart's Requiem at St. Thomas Church in New York City, a tour of Japan with Joshua Rifkin and Cambridge Concentus, and a return to the Carmel Bach Festival. in Copenhagen, Uberto in La Serva Padrona with Apollo's Fire, The Traveller in Britten's Curlew River with the Britten-Pears School in Nagaoka, Japan, and at the Aldeburgh Festival in the UK, Schaunard in La Bohéme with the Granite State Opera, and the count in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro with the Commonwealth Opera.
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A noted recitalist, Mr. Thompson has performed in Stuttgart, Amsterdam, Regensburg, and at London's famed Wigmore Hall with the late Leonard Hokanson, Alison d'Amato, and Tobias Hartlieb.
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Among his many awards and distinctions, Mr. Thompson is the winner of the 1995 Atlanta Pro-Mozart Society Competition, the Willi Apel Scholarship at Indiana University in 1997, and the 1999 Indiana University Early Music Institute Concerto Competition, for which he was the only singer to ever be accorded this honor. In 2003, Mr. Thompson placed as a semi-finalist in the prestigious Wigmore Hall International Song Competition. He was also twice a semi-finalist in the New York Oratorio Society Competition.
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