British-Italian tenor Freddie De Tommaso shot to prominence this year when he won the First Prize, the Placido Domingo Tenor Prize and the Verdi Prize at the 55th Vinas International Singing Competition in Barcelona. Currently in his first year of the Opera Course at the Royal Academy of Music, he will join the studio of Bayerische Staatsoper Munich for the 18/19 season. This summer he joins the prestigious Young Singer Academy at the Salzburg Festival.
Recent engagements include his Royal Opera House debut in March 2017, singing Apprentice in Wagner Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, conducted by Antonio Pappano and directed by Kasper Holten, performances with the Georg Solti Accademia in Tuscany and a gala concert at the Victoria Hall, Geneva. De Tommaso sung title role Werther and Rodolfo La bohème in opera scenes during his training at the Royal Academy of Music, where he worked with Richard Berkeley Steele and Dennis O’Neill; he has also enjoyed working sessions with Gwyn Hughes Jones, Barbara Frittoli, Massimo Giordano, Placido Domingo, Richard Bonynge and Sir Antonio Pappano.
On the concert platform, De Tommaso’s solo credits include Mendelssohn Elijah, Puccini Messa di Gloria and Verdi Requiem.
At the Royal Academy of Music De Tommaso is 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 Mark Wildman.