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"The Vocal cast, on the other hand,  has more than one trick up its sleeve. Thomas

Erlank draws a constant momentum of tenderness by administering the musical line and its

silences with deference and greed. The shimmering timbre transforms the Chevalier's fears into a heartbreaking festival of compassion."

Le Chevalier - Les Dialogues des Carmelites, Opernhaus Zürich ´22

Thibault Vicq, OperaOnline

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South African tenor Thomas Erlank has been a member of the ensemble of the Opernhaus Zürich
since 2020 after completing two years as a member of the International Opera studio. He has already appeared in numerous productions by Andreas Homoki, Tatjana Gürbaca, Jetske  Mijnsen among others.
During the 2018/2019 season, Thomas made his Opernhaus Zürich debut with the premiere of
Christian Spuck`s ballet production of Hans Zender`s composed interpretation of Winterreise with huge success.
Recent roles include le Chevalier de la force in Poulenc`s Dialogues des Carmélites, Lucano in
Monteverdi`s L`íncoronazione di Poppea, and Grimoaldo in Handel`s Rodelinda.
On the concert stage Thomas has performed 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 degree, and
a post masters diploma in opera performance at the Royal College of Music.
Thomas remains a member of the ensemble at Opernhaus Zürich where this season sees him perform Gastone in Verdi’s La Traviata and Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. He also sings in
Christian Spuck’s ballet Monteverdi with Ballet Zürich, and on the concert platform he performs Mozart’s Requiem in Lisbon with the Gulbenkian Orchestra conducted by Risto Joost.
Future plans include the title role in Monteverdi`s L`Orfeo.



Tristand und Isolde

R. Wagner

(Stimme des Seemanns)

26 June ´22

2, 6, 9 Jul ´22

La Traviata

G. Verdi


23, 26, 31 Dec ´22

6, 8, 11, 15 Jan ´23


R. Strauss

(2nd Jew)

13, 17, 20, 26, 29

Jan ´23

3 Feb ´23

Mozart Requiem

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

23 & 24

March ´23

Die Zauberflöte

W.A. Mozart


29 April ´23

5, 12, 17 May ´23


A ballet production by

Christian Spuck

26, 29, 31 May ´23

3, 9, 11, 25 June ´23




L Beethoven

1 Gefangener - Fidelio


​L Evers

Elpenor -Die Odyssee

GF Handel

Lurcanio - Ariodante

Acis - Asic & Galatea

Grimoaldo - Rodelinda

Wise man - Belshazzar

L Janacek

School Master - The Cunning

Little Vixen


Lucano/Primo Soldato - 

L'incoronazione di Poppea

WA Mozart

Il Podesta - La finta giardiniera

1 Geharnischter - Die Zauberflöte

Arbace - Idomeneo

M Pelzel

Conferenciere  - Last Call

GB Pergolesi

Aminta - L'olimpiade

F Poulenc

Lacouf - Les Mamelles de Teresias

Le Chevalier - Les Dialogues des


J Strauss

Dr Blind - Die Fledermaus

R Strauss

2nd Jew - Salome

G Verdi

Borsa - Rigoletto

Gastone - La Traviata

R Wagner 

Hirt & Stimme des Seemanns -

Tristan und Isolde

H Watkins

Stephen - In the Locked Room




GF Handel


Dixit Dominus

J Haydn

Mass B-Flat Maj -


WA Mozart


FP Schubert

Mass No.2 G maj D.167

Winterreise D.911

R Schumann

Dichterliebe Op.48

LIederkreis Op.24

C Saint-Saens

Christmas Oratorio

H Zender

A composed interpretation

of Schubert's Winterreise



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