British-Italian tenor Freddie De Tommaso shot to prominence when he won the First Prize, the Placido Domingo Tenor Prize and the Verdi Prize at the 2018 Viñas International Singing Competition in Barcelona. Shortly afterwards he was invited to join the Young Singer Academy at the Salzburg Festival, as well as becoming a member of the studio of Bayerische Staatsoper for the 18/19 season where he will appear in productions such as Norma, La Fanciulla del West, La bohème and the programme’s production of Mavra and Iolanta double bill.
A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, he made his debut at Royal Opera House in March 2017, singing Apprentice in Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, conducted by Antonio Pappano and directed by Kasper Holten. He will return to the Covent Garden stage in the 19/20 season.
Following his win at the Viñas competition, De Tommaso was invited to appear in concert at Teatro Real, Madrid and in recital in Vilagarcia, Spain. Other performances included concerts with the Georg Solti Accademia in Tuscany and a gala concert at the Victoria Hall, Geneva. His solo credits also include Mendelssohn Elijah, Puccini Messa di Gloria and Verdi Requiem.
His operatic roles whilst at the Royal Academy of Music included Don Jose La Tragedie de Carmen, Werther and Rodolfo La bohème. De Tommaso was generously supported by the Josephine Baker and Countess of Munster trusts. He is a Joseph Karaviotis scholar, a recipient of a Gregory-Carr scholarship and the Richard Lewis scholarship. He currently studies with Professor Mark Wildman and has worked with Christa Ludwig, Placido Domingo, Gwyn Hughes Jones, Barbara Frittoli, Massimo Giordano, Richard Bonynge and Sir Antonio Pappano.