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Thomas Cannon is attracting attention as an important singer with a unique voice, exquisite musicianship, and sensitive artistic expression. He has been recognized for his “strong and striking” stage presence and has performed internationally at highly regarded performing arts institutions that include The Dallas Opera, Arizona Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival, and Santa Fe Opera.
He has recently appeared as Germont in La Traviata at Opera Orlando, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly at Indianapolis Opera, and as the Colonel in The Falling and the Rising. In 2022 Thomas reprised the title role of Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess at Greensboro Opera alongside Rhiannon Giddens to great acclaim after his heartfelt and moving Porgy made “time stand still” at Fort Worth Opera. Other roles of note include Escamillo (Carmen), Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor), Albert (Werther), and Gianni Schicchi.
Mr. Cannon appears regularly in concert. As a soloist at Carnegie Hall, he has performed in Verdi’s Requiem, and with The American Symphony Orchestra, in Delius’ Eine Messe des Lebens. He’s been a soloist with The St. Cecilia Chorus of NY, singing Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de Confessore and Shubert’s Stabat Mater (D. 383). Has sung Haydn's Die Schöphfung (The Creation) and Mozart's Requiem at the Esterhazy Palace in Eisenstadt, Austria. He has performed a host of oratorio and orchestral works elsewhere including, Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, and Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the Colorado Symphony.
Mr. Cannon is a graduate of Baylor University, The Juilliard School, and has earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Oklahoma University. Garnered awards include those from The Dallas Opera Guild, Chautauqua Opera, The Anna Sosenko Foundation, West Palm Beach Opera, Opera Birmingham, and The Metropolitan Opera National Council.
Thomas grew up in the small town of Hahnville, Louisiana. He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Voice at The Hartt School of The University of Hartford.