Thomas Nießer -baritone
Welsh-German baritone Thomas Nießer graduated in Music and German from the University of Bristol and is in his first year at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he studies under Janice Chapman. As part of his degree, he spent a year in Heidelberg, Germany, where he had the privilege of working with the studio at the Stuttgart Opera. A native of Porthmadog, Wales, he started singing in the Welsh Eisteddfod at the age of 7, before starting lessons with Jenny Pearson (WNO).
He has given recitals in Austria, Czechia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Spain. In the UK he has performed with a large number of ensembles, including the bass solos from Mozart’s and Fauré's Requiems with the Bristol Chamber Choir, lead roles in The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro and Gondoliers with the University Opera Society and Le Nozze de Figaro with Opera Presto whilst in 2014 he conducted his first Opera with Bops, Ravel’s The Child and the Spells.In 2015 he founded the Victoria Singers together with Douglas Watts. Recent roles include Alfio, Mephistopholes, Don Pizarro, Marcello, Malatesta, Guglielmo and Don Giovanni. He looks forward to creating the role of Father with Queen’s Park Opera and covering Mahler 8 with the Wrexham Symphony Orchestra. Thomas is much in demand also much in demand for oratorio and regularly performs Handel's Messiah.