Harry Thatcher

Schaunard La Bohème

Harry Thatcher

Harry has been a chorus member at Grange Park Opera and has gone on to take principal roles including Starek Jenufa, Bello Fanciulla del West, Flemish Deputy Don Carlo.

Born in London, Harry studied at the Royal College of Music and has since performed with Glyndebourne Festival, Scottish Opera, Mid Wales Opera and Ryedale Festival.

Recent & forthcoming engagements include title role Nozze di Figaro (Mid Wales Opera), Demetrius Midsummer Nights Dream, Teobaldo Faramondo, Forester Cunning Little Vixen, Gugliemo Cosi fan Tutte, Title Role Billy Budd and Taurquinius Rape of Lucretia. On the concert platform Harry has performed with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Albert Hall) and the Orchestra of Opera North (Birmingham Symphony Hall).

My outlook on life is quite simple. I would say we are only here for a short amount of time and I have been given an opportunity to do something every day that I have a passion for and love. Not everyone can say that. Alongside working hard on the singing front I love balancing my life about with friends, family and engaging in activities that have nothing to do with music. For example my beloved but terrible football team QPR or raising money for a good cause. By the time rehearsals for Boheme begin I will have run the London Marathon raising money for Whizzkidz. Lastly I want to briefly meantion Wasfi and the whole team at GPO. What an achievement to build a new opera house from scratch. I have sung there a few years ago in a production of Jenufa and cannot wait to return to sing Schaunard this season.