Indra Thomas, soprano
Ms. Thomas' 2014-2015 season will include performances with the New West Symphony in California (Bachianas Brasileiras No.5), Flint Symphony in Michigan (Britten War Requiem), and Spoleto Festival USA (Serena in Porgy and Bess).
The 2013-2014 season brought appearances as a soloist with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá in Britten's War Requiem and a return to the role of Aida with Bob Jones University. During the 2012-2013 season, the soprano appeared in concert at Un Violon sur le Sable in Royan, France; joined tenor Joseph Calleja for a program of arias and duets at Royal Festival Hall in London; performed recitals at Seattle University (Washington), and Agnes Scott College (Georgia); appeared with Arizona Opera for Leonora in Il trovatore, and returned to the Flint Symphony for a concert of music by Samuel Barber. During summer 2013, she debuted the role of Senta in Der Fliegende Holländer with the Princeton Festival.
Engagements in 2011-2012 included a return to the Hamburg State Opera for Aida, further performances of Aida at London's Royal Albert Hall, and Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the Florida Orchestra Symphony. In the 2010-2011 season, Ms. Thomas performed a Gala Concert with the Artist Series of Sarasota, a recital at Weill Hall (Carnegie Hall) in New York, and the Verdi Requiem with the Flint Symphony. Internationally, she sang the title role in Aida with Palau de les Arts in Valencia, Spain, and Choregies d'Orange in Orange, France. She also appeared in recital at the Mozart Festival La Coruña in Spain.
Other notable engagements include: Aida with Atlanta Opera, Bregenz Music Festival, San Diego Opera, Avignon Music Festival, Gran Teatre del Liceu; Amelia in Un ballo in maschera with Teatro Real (Madrid), Wiener Staatsoper and the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, and her New York Philharmonic debut in the Porgy and Bess Suite conducted by Lorin Maazel, which was nationally televised on Live from Lincoln Center (Emmy nomination); Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the Philadelphia Orchestra; Liu in Turandot at the Metropolitan Opera, her debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago in Aida; and Elisabeth in Don Carlos with Boston Lyric Opera and Minnesota Opera.