Indra Thomas, soprano
Soprano Indra Thomas’ professional debut was as soprano soloist in the Verdi Requiem in Carnegie Hall with New York Choral Society. She has since sung this great work with The National Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Utah Symphony and at Grand Teton Festival. Other orchestral engagements include the Rossini Stabat Mater with New York’s Little Orchestra Society with music director Dino Anagnost, Mozart Requiem with Baltimore Symphony and San Antonio Symphony, Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 in Boston’s Symphony Hall and in Carnegie Hall with the Boston Philharmonic and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Minnesota Orchestra.
She has sung Imogene in Il Pirata and Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello at Caramoor Festival. Her initial engagement with San Francisco Opera was for Amelia in Simon Boccanegra followed by Elisabeth in Verdi’s original French Don Carlos with both Boston Lyric Opera and Minnesota Opera. In Detroit she was the featured soprano in a Verdi Centennial concert presented by Michigan Opera Theater where she later appeared as Leonora in Il Trovatore. She made her New York Philharmonic debut in the 2002 New Year’s Eve Pension Fund Gala conducted by Loren Maazel in excerpts from Porgy and Bess, which was televised nationwide on Live from Lincoln Center. She made her European debut with the New York Philharmonic in Cagliari, Sardinia repeating the Porgy and Bess Concert. At the Metropolitan Opera, she sang Liu in Turandot.
Recent highlights for Indra Thomas include the 2003 Fourth of July Concert with the Boston Pops and a solo recital at Caramoor Festival with pianist David Lofton. She later adds Wesendonck Lieder and Nuits d’été to her repertoire with Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. With Atlanta Opera she adds to her repertoire the title role of Aida, which later serves as her debut with Lyric Opera of Chicago.