Geoffrey ThompsonSinging Lessons in London with Geoffrey Thompson

BA ARCM ABSM

~ Singing & voice production lessons in Central London, Eastbourne & Brighton ~

Educated

St. Peter's College, Saltley
The Birmingham School of Music
The Royal College of Music
E.15 Acting School
The Open University

Singing Teachers

Norma Goldie
Frederick Sharp
Otakar Kraus



1994 — Present


Opera Brava

Opera Brava
Falstaff 1995

  • Falstaff
    Title Role
  • La Traviata
    Baron, Doctor
  • Carmen
    Dan Cairo

South Coast Opera

  • Tosca
    Sacristan

Pegasus Opera

  • Falstaff
    Title Role

Buxton Festival

Created the role of Clarke in Will Todd's "The Blackened Man"

Chorus: Netherlands Opera, De Vlaamse Opera, Opera North, W N O, Opera De la Monnaie, Classical Productions, L'opera de Bordeaux

2005
Appointed vocal tutor to Yorkshire Young Musicians

2004
Appointed vocal tutor at Leeds College of Music




1989 — 1993


Living and performing in The Netherlands
Formed the English Language theatre group "Brits and Pieces".

Directed and played Frank in Educating Rita.

Chorus: The Netherlands Opera, Opera Forum, Opera de la Monnaie.



1987 — 1988


Full-time directing course at E.15 acting school

Directed
The Jazz Age

Chelsea Opera

  • la Gioconda
    zuane

Assisted
The Plough and the Stars
The Threepenny Opera
Oh! What a Lovely War



1981 — 1987


Freelance performer

Lumiere and Son

  • Senseless
    George Marsh/Leonard Moore
    Created the role for World premiere at I.C.A and subsequent UK tour.

  • Vulture Culture
    Singer
  • War Dance
    Singer

Abbey Opera

  • Falstaff
    Title role
  • Gianni Schicchi
    Title Role
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
    Bottom

 

Morley Opera

  • Tchervitchky
    Devil

Monte Carlo Opera

  • Ciboulette
    Marquis
  • Vue du Pont
    Louis
  • Lakme
    Kouravar


Chorus: R.O.H, E.N.O, Opera North, Opera du Nord, Monte Carlo Opera, The Netherlands Opera, Opera de la Monniae.

Abbey Opera, Bottom      Abbey Opera – Bottom (left). Gianni Schicchi (right and far right)


1976 — 1981


Royal Opera, Covent Garden.

Full time chorus plus:
Tosca
Sciarrone

Billy Budd
2nd Mate

La Traviata
Servo di Flora

Macbeth
Apparition

The Trojans
Mercury

 



1972 — 1976


Full time student at
The Royal College of Music
The Birmingham School of Music

Plus mixed free lance chorus with part time schoolteaching.

Chorus: R.O.H., W.N.O., The Ambrosian Singers, The Fred Tomlinson Singers and other ad hoc choirs.



1968 — 1971


Full time school teacher for Sutton Coldfield Education Authority at the Boldmere Schools