Dutch Baritone Thomas Oliemans will make his US recital debut at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, NY on December 17th and 19th at 7:30 PM, performing works by Mahler and Duparc and accompanied on piano by Malcolm Martineau. For tickets, please visit the Armory website here. In between the concerts, the Gustav Mahler Society organizes a conversation with Thomas Oliemans at 7:30 PM.
Thomas Oliemans © Marco Borggreve
Presented in the Belle Époque salon setting of the Board of Officers Room, the Armory’s celebrated Recital Series provides a home for some of the most dynamic chamber music concerts in the city. Launched in 2013 with the revitalization of the room, the series showcases musicians performing a range of classical and contemporary works. The 2018 series includes both established and emerging opera performers and musicians in a range of programs reflective of their individual artistry.
Thomas Oliemans makes his U.S. recital debut after heralded engagements at major opera houses and festivals throughout Europe, including the Dutch National Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Teatro Real, and the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and Salzburg Festival. His Board of Officers Room program will consist of lieder and arts songs from the late Romantic period.
Dutch baritone Thomas Oliemans graduated from the Amsterdam Conservatory, coached by Margreet Honig. He continued his studies with KS Robert Holl, Elio Battaglia and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.
His discography includes Schubert’s Winterreise and Schwanengesang, an album of song cycles by Francis Poulenc and Gabriel Fauré with pianist Malcolm Martineau, entitled Mirages, substantial contributions to vols 3, 4 and 5 of the Complete Poulenc-series by Signum Classics, an album with the Schumann cycles op 89, 90 and 48, with pianist Paolo Giacometti, Mendelssohn’s Elias with the Akamus Berlin and the RIAS Kammerchor under Hans-Georg Rademann, works by Frank Martin for baritone with Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Christus in Bach’s Johannes-Passion with the Orchestra of the 18th Century and Frans Brüggen and Shostakovich’s 14th Symphony with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and Gordan Nikolic.
Highlights in the 2018/19 season include returns to Dutch National Opera and English National Opera as Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, to the Festival Aix-en-Provence and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as Mr Redburn, recitals with Malcolm Martineau at the Oxford Lieder Festival, the Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, in Madrid, Toronto and New York, amongst other places, Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium with the Dutch Chamber Choir and Peter Dijkstra and Thomas Larcher’s Symphony for Baritone and Orchester, Alle Tage, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Thomas Oliemans will also curate the 2019 Delft Chamber Music Festival.