Biography
Baritone

British baritone Harry Thatcher studied at the Royal College of Music, International Opera School. He is a Betty Brenner Scholar and is supported by The Basil Coleman Opera Award, The Josephine Baker Trust, The Tom Cocklin Trust and The Countess of Munster at The Royal College of Music. Harry has studied with the Andrew Watts, Peter Savidge, Russell Smythe and currently is under the tutelage of Robert Dean.

Operatic roles include title role LE NOZZE DI FIGARO for Mid Wales Opera, Starek JENUFA, Bello LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST and Flemish Deputy DON CARLO for Grange Park Opera, Curio GIULIO CESARE, Fiorello IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA and Footman/Waiter DER ROSENKAVALIER for Glyndebourne Festival, Count Almaviva LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Demetrius A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM, Teobaldo FARAMONDO, Forester THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN, Gugliemo COSI FAN TUTTE, title role BILLY BUDD, Taurquinius THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA, Ernest Priester DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, Florian PRINCESS IDA and Frank DIE FLEDERMAUS for The Royal College of Music, International Opera School, Spencer Coyle OWEN WINGRAVE and covered Death in Holst’s SAVITRI for British Youth Opera and Nardo LA FINTA GIARDINERIA for Ryedale Festival. He has also sung with Scottish Opera on their Opera Highlights Tour.

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

Performances in the 2020/21 season include a return to Grange Park Opera as Schaunard LA BOHEME.