Dutch baritone Thomas Oliemans studied with Margreet Honig in Amsterdam, and later worked with KS Robert Holl, Elio Battaglia and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.
Operatic appearances have included the roles of Lescaut (Manon Lescaut) at Dutch National Opera, Mr Redburn (Billy Budd) and Silvio de Nardi (Bomarzo) at Teatro Real Madrid, Gonsalvo Fieschi (Die Gezeichneten) at the Salzburg Festival, Schaunard (La Bohème) at the Royal Opera House, Papageno (Die Zauberflöte) in Simon McBurney’s production for Dutch National Opera and the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, the title role in Hamlet and Il Conte (Le nozze di Figaro) at the Göteborg Opera, and Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) and Donner (Das Rheingold) at the Grand Théâtre de Genève.
In concert, recent engagements include Handel’s Israel in Egypt with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra under Peter Dijkstra, the Winterreise cycle in Basel, Mendelssohn’s Elias with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin (released on the Accentus label) and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic under Vassili Petrenko.
A sought-after recitalist, he appears at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam every season and has also performed in Vienna, Zürich, Tokyo, Paris, and at London’s Wigmore Hall. His latest CD, called Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (Channel Classics), features the Op 48, 89 and 90 song cycles by Schumann.
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Fri 30 June, 2pm, Crail Church Hall | approx. 45 mins | £7
Thomas Oliemans and Malcolm Martineau give a performers’ perspective on Schubert’s songs of 1816 and Die schöne Müllerin in conversation with Festival Director Svend McEwan-Brown.
SCHUBERT Songs from ‘golden years’ 1815/16
SCHUBERT Der Tod und das Mädchen, D531
SCHUBERT Quartet in Dm, D810 ‘Death and the Maiden’
Sat 1 July, 4pm, Crail Church | approx. 1 hr 5 mins | £20 / £15 / £5
Thomas Oliemans baritone | Malcolm Martineau piano
SCHUBERT Die schöne Müllerin
The Schubertiad is supported by Dunard Fund
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Gramophone, CD Schwanengesang, March 2011
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