Parnassus welcomes Baritone Tomas Kral
We are thrilled to announce that Czech baritone Tomas Kral recently joined Parnassus’ roster for worldwide management.
Tomas collaborates regularly with ensembles such as Collegium 1704, Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra, Collegium Vocale Gent, Vox Luminis, Holland Baroque, and B’Rock Orchestra. On the concert platform, he recently sang Bach's Weihnachtsoratorium at the Musikverein in Vienna, Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine under Stephan MacLeod, Bach’s Magnificat under Benjamin Bayl, Vivaldi’s L’Olimpiade (Clistene) under Rinaldo Alessandrini, and Telemann’s Der Tag des Gerichts with under Peter Van Heyghen. He also started collaboration with Raphaël Pichon, and his Ensemble Pygmalion, with different programmes focussing on Bach’s cantatas as well as his Johannes Passion (Jesus).
In recent years, Tomas Kral also devotes himself to opera, having appeared as Ottokar in Weber's Freischütz (Styriarte Festival in Graz), the main role in Telemann's adaptation of Handel's Riccardo Primo (Gießen), Apollo in Monteverdi’s Orfeo (Opéra de Dijon), and Polyphemus in Handel’s Acis and Galatea (Halle Handel Festspiele). He also took part in Pierre Audi’s highly acclaimed production of Bach’s Johannes Passion under Andreas Spering (Brussels, Wroclaw, Amsterdam, Rouen).
In the coming months, Tomas will pursue his collaboration with many Baroque ensemble including Collegium 1704, Collegium Marianum, Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra and Les Muffatti. He will also make his debut with the roles of Starek in Janacek’s Jenufa (Opéra de Dijon, Théâtre de Caen) and Tirenio in Handel’s Il Pastor Fido (Halle Handel Festspiele).
Welcome to you, Tomas!