English bass Thomas Bennett began singing as a chorister at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. He is currently studying with the Royal Academy Opera, where he is taught by Kate Paterson and Jonathan Papp. He is a recipient of the D’Oyly Carte Memorial Award and is also supported by the Josephine Baker Trust. He is a member of the prestigious Royal Academy Song Circle.
Recent engagements include King René (Iolanta), Commendatore (Don Giovanni) and Cadmus and Somnus (Semele) for Royal Academy Opera, the Third Rose Tree in Philip Hagemann’s one-act opera The Nightingale and the Rose for Pegasus Opera, Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte) for Cavatina Opera and Polyphemus (Acis and Galatea) at the Grange Festival.
Recent recitals include performances of songs by Wolf and Schubert at the Austrian Cultural Forum in London with the Royal Academy Song Circle. In April 2019 Thomas Bennett made his debut at the Wigmore Hall in a programme of Carl Loewe.
As a participant in the 2019 Salzburg Festival Young Singers Project, Thomas Bennett appears as the Cappadocian in Salome.