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Article Published: 02 Apr 2024

My First Opera: Russell Thomas

As a child, tenor Russell Thomas didn’t even consider a career in opera until he was “discovered” during a choir rehearsal. Now, he’s singing all over the world, including in Los Angeles in summer 2024 both as Calaf in LA Opera’s Turandot and in the world premiere of Fire and Blue Sky, a biographical work about Thomas written by composer Joel Thompson and librettist Imani Tolliver. 

This article was published in the Spring 2024 issue of Opera America Magazine.

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