South African tenor Thomas Erlank is cutrently in his second and final season of the International Opera Studio at Opernhaus Zürich, Switzerland.
Thomas already appeared as Conferencier in Last Call, a new commision by Michael Pelzel, in the wiederaufnahmen of Andreas Homoki's production of Fidelio and
Tatjana Gürbaca's production of Die Zauberföte and Rigoletto.
During the season 2018/2019 Thomas made his house debut with the premiere of Christian Spuck's ballet production of Hans Zender's composed interpretation of the Winterreise.
Further productions during his time at the studio include Sebastian Baumgartner's Belshazzar and Il Barbiere di Siviglia directed by Johannes Pölzgutter.
Thomas will join the ensemble of Opernhaus Zürich for the seasons 2020/2021 and 2021/2022. Planned roles include Arbace in Mozart's Idomeneo, and Aminta in Pergolesi's L'Olimpiade,
Winterreise by Hans Zender, and Toby Higgins in Weill's Mahagony.
Furthermore Thomas will sing the evangilist/tenor arias from Bach's St Johannes Passion under the baton of Riccardo Minasi, and Grimoaldo in a concert of Handel's
Rodelinda in Moscow at the Tchaikovsky concert hall.
On the concert stage Thomas has performed in works by JS BAch, GF Händel, J Haydn, Saint-Saens, WA Mozart, FP Schubert, and S.vd Merwe.
After some years of studying at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, Thomas moved to London where he completed a post graduate diploma in vocal performance,
a master's degree, and a post master's diploma in opera performance at the Royal College of Music.
Tchaikovsky Concert Hall
Gefangener - Fidelio
Lurcanio - Ariodante
Acis - Asic & Galatea
Grimoaldo - Rodelinda
Wise man - Belshazzar
Ernesto - Il Mondo Della Luna
School Master - The Cunning Little Vixen
Il Podesta - La finta giardiniera
Geharnischter - Die Zauberflöte
Arbace - Idomeneo
Conferenciere - Last Call
Lacouf - Les Mamelles de Teresias
Dr Blind - Die Fledermaus
Borsa - Rigoletto
Manfredo - I Vespri siciliani
Stephen - In the Locked Room
Mass B-Flat Maj - Schöpfungsmesse
Mass No.2 G maj D.167
A composed interpretation of Schubert's Winterreise