Thomas is young Scottish opera stage director based in Edinburgh. He studied at St Mary's Music School, and went on to find his inspiration for the art-form whilst directing for the Aberdeen University Opera as an undergraduate. He continued to develop his craft by studying at the Accedemia Europea di Firenze in Italy, focusing on Italian opera.
Thomas is a trained musician, singer and English teacher, who speaks Italian and French. This rounded background provides the perfect combination of qualities for his chosen career. He has a flair for communicating, and is able to elicit natural and fluent performances from his cast.
Thomas has directed productions for the Edinburgh Studio Opera and Magnetic Opera, and has showcased work at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe since 2012, Alongside this he has gained professional experience including a two month 'observership’ with the Scottish Opera, and has ambitions to write and produce his own material.
How the Award Helped
Thomas' Award enabled him to study a course in Opera Directing with Rudolfo Tomasi at the Accedemia Europea in Florence.