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Thomas Mohr

Thomas Mohr received his training at the musical academy of Lübeck, where he gained his diploma and passed his concert examination with distinction. While still a student he won first prizes at s’Hertogenbosch, at the VDMK competition in Berlin and at the Walther Gruner competition in London.

After engagements in Bremen and Mannheim he joined Bonn Opera and worked there with renowned directors, such as: Giancarlo del Monaco, Jürgen Rose, Werner Schroeter, Andras Fricsay Kali Son and Andreas Homoki. He performed the major Baritone roles such as: Silvio, Albert, di Luna, Lescaut and Germont père, Eisenstein, The Father in Hansel and Gretel, Count Almaviva and Papageno. He was seen on the concert platform in Orff’s Carmina burana, Brahms’ German Requiem and Britten’s War Requiem.

Since 1997 Thomas Mohr works freelance and has sung at many of the world’s premier concert and opera venues including the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, the Opernhaus Zürich and Semperoper Dresden. He has worked with renowned conductors such as Kent Nagano, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Gerd Albrecht, Lorin Maazel, Leonard Slatkin, Antonio Pappano, Christoph von Dohnányi, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Bernhard Klee, Sir Georg Solti and Zubin Mehta. Following his début with the Los Angeles Philharmoic Orchestra in 2000 he has been invited to sing with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and at the Tanglewood festival.

A few years ago Thomas Mohr changed Fach, he switched from Baritone to Heldentenor.

During the 2005/6 season he made highly successful appearances as Idomeneo and Siegmund in Robert Carsen’s Ring des Nibelungen and he made his acclaimed debut as Parsifal in Erfurt in April 2006. Mohr scored huge success in the new Fach and sang amongst others Danilo in a new production of Die lustige Witwe in Cologne, Eisenstein in Munich, Danilo, Eisenstein and The Officer in Hindemiths Cardillac at the Semperoper Dresden and Max in a new production of Der Freischütz in Cologne and St. Gallen. He also participated in the World Premiere of Peter Ruzicka’s Höderlin at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin and further performances of Die Fledermaus (Cologne), Parsifal (Erfurt, Malmö) and made his debut as Loge in Das Rheingold in Leipzig.

Thomas Mohr made his debut in Das Lied von der Erde with the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln in 2009. He sung Beethoven IX in Tokyo under the baton of Sir Roger Norrington in 2012. Since then Thomas has appeared in Poznan for Parsifal (Parsifal) at the Teatr Wielki, Halle/Ludwigshafen for Die Walküre (Siegmund) and Leipzig for Das Rheingold (Loge) and Götterdämmerung (Siegfried). Recent concert engagements include The Dream of Gerontius in Zürich and Basel, Das Lied von der Erde in Münster, a tour of Beethoven IX in Switzerland with the Basler Kammerorchester, Gurrelieder in Katowice, Poland, Pfitzner’s Von deutscher Seele, Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang and Bruchs’s Loreley with the Rundfunkorchester München.

During the last seasons Thomas Mohr could be seen at the Oper Leipzig in Parsifal (Parsifal), Götterdämmerung (Siegfried) and Das Rheingold (Loge),in the role of Max in a new production of Der Freischütz, at the Oper Chemnitz also in Parsifal (Parsifal). Thomas Mohr made his debut as Siegfried (Siegfried) in Minden in 2017 and in 2018 he has performed a tenor role in every opera of the entire “Ring in Minden”.

Since 2002 he teaches singing at the Bremen Academy of the Arts.