“If in the after life there is not music, we will have to import it.”- Doménico Cieri Estrada
Thomas Cooley, Tenor
Thomas Cooley is establishing a worldwide reputation as a singer of versatility and virtuosity. His repertoire ranges across more than four centuries, from Monteverdi to Philip Glass. Recent highlights include Berlioz’s L’Enfance du Christ and Les Nuits d’Ete (St. Paul Chamber Orchestra); Acis in Handel’s Acis and Galatea (Music of the Baroque/Glover); Bazajet in Handel’s Tamerlano (International Handel Festival Göttingen/McGegan); Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (Singapore); Steffani’s Stabat Mater (Radio Kamer Filharmonie/Marcon); Mozart’s Mass in C Minor (Handel and Haydn Society/Christophers); Schubert’s Mass in G (San Francisco Symphony/Tilson Thomas). He has also appeared with The Cleveland Orchestra (Welser-Möst); the Atlanta (Spano) and St. Louis Symphony Orchestras; and the Philharmonia Baroque and Minnesota Orchestras. Thomas makes his home in Connecticut and loves to cook, garden, and collect antiques.