Tom Randle


Tom Randle began early studies in conducting and composition, but a scholarship to study voice changed his career direction. Since making his debut with English National Opera as Tamino in The Magic Flute, Tom has sung with virtually every major opera house, festival and symphony orchestra throughout Europe, the US, South America, Australia and the Far East, including Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Colón, Covent Garden, Madrid Opera, Netherlands Opera, Theâtre Champs-Elysees, Washington, Los Angeles, Brussels, New York, Tokyo, Chicago and New Zealand, in an astonishing variety of repertoire. Roles include Samson, Orfeo, Ulysses, Loge, Don Ottavio, Idomeneo, Florestan, Alfredo, Don José, Pelleás, Peter Grimes, and Tom Rakewell. Tom has also premiered several roles written especially for him, including Judas in Birtwistle's The Last Supper, Nuñez  in Turnage's The Country of the Blind, and Jack in Charles Wuorinen’s Brokeback Mountain, and starred in a number of film adaptations, including Phyllida Lloyd's Emmy award winning Gloriana, Kenneth Branagh's The Magic Flute and the groundbreaking The Death of Klinghoffer, winner of the Prix de Rome.

A prolific composer with three operas, and numerous vocal, chamber and orchestral works to his name, Tom Randle's music - described as “a refreshing return to form and lyricism in modern opera” - has been performed at the Royal Opera House Linbury Studio, Buxton, Presteigne and Dartington Festivals, the English Song Festival, Edinburgh Festival, National Opera Studio, Opéra de Lille, Tête-à-Tête, Rough For Opera and the Broad Stage Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Recently shortlisted for the Paul Hamlyn Foundation award for composition, his latest opera Love Me To Death had its world premiere at the 2018 Tête à Tête Opera Festival.

Longborough debut: Ulisse/Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (2021)

Recent engagements: Malatestino dall’Occhio/Francesca da Rimini (Opéra National du Rhin); Beethoven’s 9th Symphony (Handel and Haydn Society, Boston).

Future engagements: Beethoven’s 9th Symphony (Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra); Mozart’s Requiem (Handel and Haydn Society, Boston); Loki, Helgi, God/The Monstrous Child (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden).