Matthew Thomas



Last Victorian Opera performance

Bass-baritone in Heroic Bel Canto, July 2019

Last 3 major performances

  • Ambassador in La bella dormentata, Victorian Opera, 2017
  • The King in Eight Songs for a Mad King, Melbourne Recital Centre, 2017
  • Hasselbacher in Our Man in Havana, Lyric Opera of Melbourne, 2017


  • Diploma of Opera, Sydney Conservatorium
  • Master of Music, Canberra School of Music
  • Developing Artist Program, Victorian Opera

Age when you started singing


Favourite opera or musical

Orfeo ed Euridice, Gluck

Favourite opera or musical role to perform

The King, Eight Songs for a Mad King

A fun fact not many people know about you

I have spent probably thousands of hours looking at the floorplans of historical buildings.

What do you like to sing in the shower?

Tenor arias (transposed down a fifth). 'Una furtive lagrima' is a perennial favourite.