Sumner Thompson

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Sumner Thompson bio headshotDescribed as possessing “power and passion,” and “stylish elegance,” baritone Sumner Thompson is in demand on the concert and opera stage across North America and Europe.
He has appeared as a soloist with many leading ensembles including the Britten-Pears Orchestra, the National Symphony, the Boston Early Music Festival, Apollo’s Fire, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Les Boreades de Montreal, Mercury Baroque, Les Voix Baroques, The Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, and Tafelmusik.
Upcoming engagements include Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Handel’s Messiah with Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society, Bach’s St. John Passion with Orchestra Iowa and with Switzerland’s gli angeli baroque, Britten’s War Requiem with the New England Philharmonic, a return to Early Music Vancouver’s summer festival with Les Voix Baroques, Messiah with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers with the critically acclaimed Green Mountain Project.
Mr. Thompson can be heard on the Boston Early Music Festival’s Grammy nominated recording of Lully’s Psyché on the CPO label, and also with Les Voix Baroques on Canticum Canticorum, Carissimi Oratorios, and Humori, all on the ATMA label.