Biography
Baritone

Harry Thatcher is a British baritone based in London. 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 and currently is under the tutelage of Russell Smythe.

Operatic roles include Starek JENUFA, Bello LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST and Flemish Deputy DON CARLO for Grange Park Opera, Curio GIULIO CESARE and Footman/Waiter DER ROSENKAVALIER for Glyndebourne Festival, 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.

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

Engagements in 2018/19 season include Count Almaviva LE NOZZE DI FIGARO for the RCMIOS, opera highlights tour with Scottish Opera and Fiorello IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA for Glyndebourne Festival. Future performances include a return to Grange Park Opera.