THOMAS OLIEMANSBaritoneBorn in Amsterdam in 1977, the Dutch baritoneThomas Oliemans graduated from the AmsterdamConservatory, coached by Margreet Honig. Hecontinued his studies with KS Robert Holl, ElioBattaglia, Dieter Müller and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.He made his opera debut in 2002 with the NationaleReisopera of The Netherlands as the Father in HansWerner Henze’s Pollicino conducted by AldertVermeulen. He returned as Minos in Händel’s Ariannain Creta and Ned Keene in Britten’s Peter Grimesconducted by Kenneth Montgomery. Further operaappearances followed such as Heraut in Gluck’sAlceste, Der Komthur in Schulhoff’s Die Flammen andRudolf in Schreker’s Der Ferne Klang – all at theAmsterdam’s Concertgebouw during the NPS operamatinee series. Douphol in Traviata with theNetherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and a live TVbroadcast open-air concert with Vesselina Kassarova atthe Grachtenfestival Amsterdam.In 2005 he made his debut at the Salzburg Festival as Gonsalvo Fieschi in Schreker's Die Gezeichnetenconducted by Kent Nagano. Further important debuts followed in 2006 as Papageno in Mozart´s DieZauberflöte with the Opera of Nantes and Angers, to great public and critical acclaim, and at the Operade Genève as Guglielmo in Cosi fan Tutte. That same year he also sang Frank Martin’s ‘Der Sturm’ inMulhouse.Most recent appearances include Figaro (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) at the Scottish Opera, Maximilan(Candide) at the Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp, Papageno (Die Zauberflöte) at the Théâtre du Capitole inToulouse, Harlequin (Ariadne auf Naxos) at the Opera National du Rhin in Strasbourg, Tarquinius (Rapeof Lucretia) at the Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp and Gent, Silvano (Un Ballo in Maschera) , the title rolein Adam in Exile (Dutch contemporary world premiere) and Le Grand Prêtre (Castor et Pollux) at the DeNederlandse Opera in Amsterdam, Sonora (Fanciulla del West), Der Bootsman in Frank Martin’s DerSturm and Strauss’ Des Esels Schatten’, all with the Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra for theprestigious NPS opera matinee series at the Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, L’Enfance du Christ byBerlioz with the Limburg Symphony Orchestra as well as a program of Wagner songs (Orchestrated byHenze) with the Bochumer Symphoniker at the Konzerthaus Dortmund.