Thomas Harper

The American tenor Thomas Harper was born in Oklahoma but has made his home in Germany, where he is a member of the Dortmund Opera Theatre. In addition to his highly acclaimed American début as Mime in Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Seattle Opera, he has won enthusiastic praise for his recording of the rôle of Fritz in the Marco Polo recording of Franz Schreker’s opera Der ferne Klang, a milestone in the revival of operas by Schreker.

In Italy, Switzerland and Germany Thomas Harper has amassed a wide and varied repertoire of some 50 rôles, ranging from the Duke in Rigoletto and Radames in Aida to Anton in Alban Berg’s opera Lulu and Gregor in Janáček’s The Makropoulos Affair. Other important rôles include that of Florestan in Fidelio, Erik in Der fliegende Hollander and the Witch in Humperdinck’s Hansel und Gretel.