Baritone Thomas Glass is the winner of the 2022 Mabel Dorn Reader Foundation Prize at Opera Theater of Saint Louis and a Grand Prize Winner at the 2019 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He is a recent alum of the Houston Grand Opera Studio and Minnesota Opera Resident Opera Program. This season, Mr. Glass makes his debut at San Francisco Opera covering Mark Antony in John Adams’ new opera Antony and Cleopatra, then his role and house debut as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte with Palm Beach Opera, before returning to Minnesota Opera for his role debut as Leporello in Don Giovanni.
Highlights of recent seasons include house and role debuts at The Metropolitan Opera (Yamadori in Madama Butterfly), Opera Theater of Saint Louis (title role in Harvey Milk: Reimagined), Berkshire Opera Festival (Ford in Falstaff), Atlanta Opera (Dandini in La Cenerentola) and at Arizona Opera (John Lassiter in Riders of the Purple Sage) as well as role debuts at Houston Grand Opera as (Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliette, Marcello in La bohème, and the title role in Il barbiere di Siviglia).
Born in Edina, Minnesota, Thomas earned his Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota.