Thomas Lamont is an operatic tenor from New Westminster, British Columbia. He performs regularly across the lower mainland as a classical repertory artist. Some of his recent engagements include Almaviva in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia with Burnaby Lyric Opera, soloist for Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri with Early Music Vancouver, Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with UBC Opera, soloist for Handel’s Messiah with the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra, Orin Scrivello (The Dentist) in Little Shop of Horrors with Alchemy Theatre, Freddy in My Fair Lady with Royal City Musical Theatre, soloist for J.S Bach’s St. John’s Passion with the UBC Symphony Orchestra, and chorus in Vancouver Opera’s La Cenerentola. In addition to music, he is an experienced water taxi skipper, gardener, and advocate for environmentalism and conservation. Thomas studied music performance at the Vancouver Academy of Music and Kwantlen Polytechnic University before earning a Diploma of Musical Performance Studies at the University of British Columbia, studying under Nancy Hermiston and Dale Throness.
My wife and I had the immense privilege of attending the CSO’s presentation of The Messiah at the Cathedral last evening. Sublime performance. I am usually most moved by the transcendent harmonies of the choir , and no less last evening, but the soloists seemed to sense that their voices soared in the cathedral acoustics and sung with such passion. God’s Word proclaimed in majestic human voice. The entire performance was without a doubt a foretaste of heaven itself. Thank you, Ms DeWitt and the entire CSO.