Blown Away by The Magic Flute!
This particular production of Magic Flute will now and forever have special place in my heart. I’m currently on the sub list for Houston...
Baritone Thomas Glass is a Grand Prize winner of the 2019 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and a recent alum of the Houston Grand Opera Studio.
In the 2020-2021 season, Mr. Glass returns to Minnesota Opera as the Vicar in Albert Herring, returns to Wolf Trap Opera for a production of Sweeney Todd, and makes his house and role debut at the Berkshire Opera Festival as Ford in Falstaff. Previously scheduled engagements include his debut at the Metropolitan Opera as Morales in Carmen, as well as a return to Arizona Opera as Stanley Kowalski in André Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire. In concert, he rejoins Minnesota Opera for a performance featuring holiday-themed repertoire.
In the 2019-2020 season, Mr. Glass made house and role debuts at Atlanta Opera as Dandini in La Cenerentola, and at Arizona Opera as John Lassiter in Craig Bohmler’s Riders of the Purple Sage.
Gabrielle Glass is a violist and educator working primarily in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A versatile and accomplished musician, she holds her Bachelor's degree from Cleveland Institute of Music and a Master's degree from Rice University in May 2018. She has played with Atlanta Symphony, Houston Grand Opera, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, The Orchestra Now, New Haven Symphony and Albany Symphony. Mrs. Glass is passionate about teaching and is devoted to empowering young minds with the power of music. She has participated in programs dedicated to bringing relief to those in need at both the Cleveland Clinic and Texas Children's Hospital. She is also an active member with the Sphinx Organization, a group dedicated to bringing diversity to the arts. Gabrielle is educated in Suzuki Pedagogy and Viola Pedagogy, and has maintained a private studio in addition to her freelance work. Ms. Glass has studied with leading viola pedagogues Kirsten Docter and Ivo van der Werff, who have largely shaped who she is as a musician today. In 2016, Gabrielle became a founding member of the Kamila Quartet, with whom she attended the Robert Mann Institute in January 2017. In her free time, Gabrielle enjoys playing chamber music, gardening, and watching cooking shows. Gabrielle plays a custom made 2012 viola by Geoffrey Ovington.