Perhaps the most remarkable voice of the four was that of Shivone, a Texan with a powerful, beautifully colored instrument . . .
Thomas Shivone was a resonant Figaro.
Some of the best acting came from bass-baritone Thomas Shivone, whose expressionistic but not overdone Mauer had nothing to sing but declaimed his parlando lines with unsettling effect.
. . . Nick Shadow, Thomas Shivone etched in the devilries of the part skillfully.
Thomas Shivone, a bass-baritone, has received critical acclaim for both singing and acting in opera, concert, and recitals. He is a recent graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and earned a Masters Degree in Voice and Opera.
While at Curtis he performed the roles of Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro, Nick Shadow in The Rake's Progress, Dulcamara in L'elisir d'amore, Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola, Masetto in Don Giovanni, and many more.
Professionally, he has performed the roles of Prison Patient #2 in Oscar, The British Major in the Pulitzer Prize winning opera Silent Night, Marchese D'Obigny in La Traviata and The Notary in Gianni Schicchi with the Opera Philadelphia
He has shared the stage with many famous artists of today including David Daniels, Dwayne Croft, Rachele Gilmore, Dale Travis, Bill Burden, Kelly Kaduce, Harold Wilson, Troy Cook, Stephen Costello, Ailyn Perez, Leah Partridge, David Portillo and Charles Castronovo.
Thomas was awarded a full-scholarship to attend the summer programs of: Glimmerglass, Music Academy of the West, Songfest, Centro Studi Lirica and Schlern Festival in Italy. He received an "Encouragement Award" in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in the Philadelphia Region in 2014. In 2007 he was a winner of the National Public Radio show From the Top, Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award, and performed with the show on NPR in Texas.
Thomas was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas and is a proud supporter of his local sports teams: the Dallas Cowboys, the Texas Rangers, the Dallas Mavericks, the Dallas Stars, and FC Dallas, and of his favorite sports radio station, the little Ticket. Bob Sturm, a.k.a. "The Sturminator," is his leader...