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Thomas Atkins

Jette Parker Young Artist

Biography

Thomas Atkins in action.
Thomas Atkins as Pilade in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists © 2016 ROH. Photograph by Clive Barda

New Zealand tenor Thomas Atkins joined the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme from the start of the 2016/17 Season. In the 2016/17 Season his roles include Pilade (Oreste), Faninal’s Major-Domo (Der Rosenkavalier), Poisson (Adriana Lecouvreur) and Roderigo (Otello).

Atkins studied at the New Zealand School of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, supported by the New Zealand Arts Foundation Patronage Award and the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation. His awards include the GSMD Award and the Sheila Prior Prize, Phoebe Patrick Award and Vianden International Summer School Award in the IFAC Australian Singing Competition.

Previous operatic engagements include tenor solo (Anamchara – Songs of Friendship) for Scottish Opera, Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) for Grimeborn Festival and Bury Court Opera, Lampwick (The Adventures of Pinocchio) for Cambridge Philharmonic Society, Ferrando (Così fan tutte) and Oronte (Alcina) for Opera in a Days Bay Garden, Don José (Carmen) for New Zealand Choral Federation and appearances with Nelson Opera in the Park.

News and features

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Photos

Thomas Atkins

Thomas Atkins as Pilade in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Thomas Atkins and Jennifer Davis in recital during Meet the Young Artists Week 2016

Jennifer Davis and Thomas Atkins in recital during Meet the Young Artists Week 2016

Gyula Nagy as Filotete, Vlada Borovko as Ermione, Simon Shibambu as Toante, Angela Simkin as Oreste and Thomas Atkins as Pilade in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Simon Shibambu as Toante, Vlada Borovko as Ermione, Jennifer Davis as Ifigenia, Angela Simkin as Oreste, Thomas Atkins as Pilade and Gyula Nagy as Filotete in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Jennifer Davis as Ifigenia, Angela Simkin as Oreste, Thomas Atkins as Pilade and Gyula Nagy as Filotete in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Thomas Atkins in recital during Meet the Young Artists Week 2016

Francesca Chiejina, Gyula Nagy, Thomas Atkins, Vlada Borovko and Emily Edmonds in recital during Meet the Young Artists Week 2016

David Junghoon Kim, Gyula Nagy, Emily Edmonds, Angela Simkin, Vlada Borovko, James Hendry, Thomas Atkins, Jennifer Davis, Francesca Chiejina and Simon Shibambu in recital during Meet the Young Artists Week 2016

Thomas Atkins as Pilade and Gyula Nagy as Filotete in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Thomas Atkins as Pilade in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Simon Shibambu as Toante, Gyula Nagy as Filotete, Angela Simkin as Oreste and Thomas Atkins as Pilade in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Gyula Nagy as Filotete, Simon Shibambu as Toante, Thomas Atkins as Pilade and Vlada Borovko as Ermione in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Simon Shibambu as Toante, Vlada Borovko as Ermione, Thomas Atkins as Pilade, Gyula Nagy as Filotete, Angela Simkin as Oreste and Jennifer Davis as Ifigenia in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Angela Simkin as Oreste, Jennifer Davis as Ifigenia, Simon Shibambu as Toante, Thomas Atkins as Pilade, Vlada Borovko as Ermione and Gyula Nagy as Filotete in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Francesca Chiejina, Gyula Nagy, Thomas Atkins and Vlada Borovko in recital during Meet the Young Artists Week 2016