Mancunian tenor Lawrence Thackeray graduated from the Opera Course at The Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2015 before continuing his training at the college for a further year on the Artist Diploma program.
Lawrence’s Operatic career has so far seen him perform the roles of Rodolfo (La Boheme), Alfredo (La Traviata), Tamino (The Magic Flute), Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore), Peter Quint (The Turn of the Screw), Ruggero (La Rondine), Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi), Gonsalve (L’heure Espagnole), Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus) and Don Basillio (Le Nozze di Figaro) amongst others. Companies worked for include Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Wexford Festival Opera, Garsington Opera, Opera Ireland, Bergen National Opera, Opera Theatre Company, Lyric Opera Productions, Clonter Opera and Merry Opera.
Soloist performances on the Oratorio stage have included Haydn’s Die Schöpfung, Britten’s Saint Nicholas, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Handel’s The Messiah, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Gounod’s St. Cecilia Masse, Handel’s Dixit Dominus, Haydn’s Stabat Mater and Haydn’s Theresienmesse.
Concert performances have seen Lawrence perform as a soloist at The Barbican Hall, LSO St Luke’s, The National Concert Hall in Dublin, Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo, St James’ Piccadilly, Colston Hall in Bristol, The Savoy Hotel and aboard Swan Hellenic’s Minerva.