Thomas Faulkner left the Opera Studio to join the Ensemble at Oper Frankfurt in the 2016/17 season, during which his roles include Zuniga in Carmen, Elviro in a new production of Xerxes and Graf Lamoral in Arabella. During our 2015/16 season, which he rounded off by singing the 1st Apprentice in the new Wozzeck, he sang in performances of Weinberg's Die Passagierin/The (female) Passenger on tour with the company at the Festwochen in Vienna, Farasmane (Radamisto), Don Marco (Fioravanti's Le cantatrici villane) and a Polish Captain (Glinka's Iwan Sussanin) - all new productions – and a Policeman in Der Rosenkavalier. Other roles for the company were the Wig Maker (Ariadne auf Naxos) and roles in three one act operas by Martinů. This bass-baritone's recent engagements have included L'Orfeo at the Munich Opera Festival, Banquo (Macbeth) on tour with Scottish Opera, Ramphis (Aida) at Kent Opera, Messenius (Cristina, regina di Svezia) and Dulcamara (L’elisir dʼamore) at the Wexford Festival and Don Pasquale (title role) at the Clapham Opera Festival. Thomas Faulkner studied at Cambridge and the Royal Academy of Music London. This historian's artistic achievements have won him many accolades, including a »Countess of Munster Musical Trust Award« and a scholarship from the Richard Wagner Verband.