About

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 stuyding 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.

 

Aminta

L'Olimpiade

(G.B. Pergolesi)

1 ,6 ,11 ,13 ,15 ,19

21, 29 Nov

&

2 Dec 2020

Johannes Passion

(J.S. Bach)

8 March 2021

Winterreise

(H. Zender)

20 Feb

&

7, 17 April 2021

Toby Higgins

Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt

Mahagonny

(K. Weill)

13, 15, 19, 22, 28

May 2021

Arbace

Idomeneo

(W.A. Mozart

29 June

&

2, 4, 8 July 2021

Grimoaldo

Rodelinda

(G.F. Händel)

July 2021

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

Moscow

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L Beethoven

Gefangener - Fidelio

GF Handel

Lurcanio - Ariodante

Acis - Asic & Galatea

Grimoaldo - Rodelinda

Wise man - Belshazzar

J Haydn

Ernesto - Il Mondo Della Luna

L Janacek

School Master - The Cunning Little Vixen

WA Mozart

Il Podesta - La finta giardiniera

Geharnischter - Die Zauberflöte

Arbace - Idomeneo

M Pelzel

Conferenciere  - Last Call

F Poulenc

Lacouf - Les Mamelles de Teresias

J Strauss

Dr Blind - Die Fledermaus

G Verdi

Borsa - Rigoletto

Manfredo - I Vespri siciliani

H Watkins

Stephen - In the Locked Room

​JS Bach

Magnificat

GF Handel

Messiah

Dixit Dominus

J Haydn

Mass B-Flat Maj - Schöpfungsmesse

WA Mozart

Requiem

FP Schubert

Mass No.2 G maj D.167

Winterreise D.911

C Saint-Saens

Christmas Oratorio

H Zender

A composed interpretation of Schubert's Winterreise