John Wade Thomas

Artist Affiliate: Vocal Instructor, Baritone

Biography

Wade Thomas, a native of Calhoun, GA has performed with numerous opera companies across the country, most recently with The Atlanta Opera, Capital City Opera, and St. Petersburg Opera in St. Petersburg, FL. Wade’s vibrant, yet smooth baritone vocal quality and compelling stage presence have garnered acclaim in performances including Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Germont in La Traviata, and Belcore in L’elisir d’amore. Wade has performed with Santa Fe Opera, Central City Opera, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Opera Omaha, and Tri-cities Opera. Mr. Thomas’ extensive concert and oratorio work include Carmina Burana, Mozart’s Requiem, and Five Mystical Songs by Vaughn-Williams. Wade is on the voice faculty at Emory University and is a graduate of Samford University and The Ohio State University.