The Austrian baritone has been honored in October 2016 for his artistic achievements by »opera+«- in particular for his outstanding performances as Hamlet (Nationaltheatre Ostrava). His Hamlet was the reason why he won - as the first Austrian opera-singer - the Czech Thalia Award. This prize had been given on March 25, 2017 - as the committee called it - to the »best opera singer of the year«.
Only recently the jury of critics’ of the Prague festival OPERA 2017 selected Weinhappel among all the artists of 18 productions of the festival and awarded him the »Libuska for the extraordinary interpretation of the role« of Hamlet. The »Libuska« is the second most important Czech opera award after the Thalia Award.

He is not only engaged in his favourite subject opera, but also in the genres operetta, musical and song. His musical talent was discovered rather early. When he was eight years old, he had his first singing lessons with the Wiener Sängerknaben (Vienna Boys' Choir) and went on tour as their alto soloist in the USA, South America, Canada, Germany, England and Sweden. 

Weinhappel attended the university of music and performing arts Vienna and graduated with honors, he obtained the degree Master of Arts. Among his master's classes professors and singing lessons instructors were personalities such as Eva Blahova, Barbara Bonney, Walter Berry or Gundula Janowitz. Thomas Weinhappel won several international singing contests.

In Michael Haneke's award-winning film »The Piano Teacher« Thomas Weinhappel sang songs from Schubert's »Winterreise«; the film was awarded in Cannes with three golden palm trees. Since that time his special interest applies to lied. His wide repertoire includes the great cycles of Schubert and contemporary composers songs.

His concert work includes, inter alia, following performances: Wiener Konzerthaus, Walt Disney Hall (Los Angeles), Esplanade Concert Hall (Singapore), Symphony Center (Chicago), National Arts Centre (Ottawa), Carinthian Summer Moscow (Kremlin) and St. Petersburg as well as Japan, USA, Australia, Venezuela, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland and Turkey. Furthermore, recitals took him to London, accompanied by Roger Vignoles. 

After his debut at the »Bregenzer Festspiele 2016« and in »Madame Pompadour« (21.1.2017) he performed Tarquinius in Britten's  »The rape of Lucretia« (16.2.2017) in the National Opera Houses of Prague and Ostrava (CZ). In 2018 he'll sing Hamlet at the National Opera House of Pilsen.

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»Best opera singer of the year«

»Weinhappel erhielt als erster Österreicher den Thalia Award 2016.«
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Kurier, 2009

» … Auf den sehr guten, jungen Bariton Thomas Weinhappel sollten Intendanten ein Auge haben.«
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Oberbadische Zeitung, 2015

» ... mit kräftigem, volltönenden Bariton sang er sehr emphatisch den leidenschaftlichen, vor Liebe schier glühenden Verehrer oder gab ebenso überzeugend den eifersüchtig Rasenden.«
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Opera plus, 2017

Der kultivierte, wohlklingende, tenoral gefärbte Bariton mit einem erstaunlichen Stimmumfang beherrscht sowohl ausgefeilte Phrasierung als auch Dynamik.
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Volksblatt, 2013

»Den niederösterreichischen Bariton als fescher Intregant Dr.Falke erwartet eine hoffnungsvolle Karriere ...«
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Badische Zeitung, 2016

»... sein kantiges Gesicht und die sinnlichen Lippen lassen an den jungen Siegfried denken. Seinem Aussehen wird er mit einem wuchtigen und ausdrucksstarken Bariton mehr als gerecht.«
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Niederösterreichische Nachrichten, 2014

»... er überzeugt als unglaublich temperamentvoller Verführer Don Giovanni.«
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Magazin du monde lirique, 2016

»Papageno erhielt einen wichtigen Platz [in der Inszenierung], indem die Rolle mit dem sehr guten Sänger und Schauspieler Thomas Weinhappel besetzt wurde.«
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Online Merker, 2017

»Mit sonorem Bariton überzeugte Thomas Weinhappel als Dichter Calicot. Sein Striptease im zweiten Akt gehört zweifellos zu einem der witzigsten Höhepunkte der Aufführung.«




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  THOMAS

         

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♦ Altsolist
der Wiener Sängerknaben

♦ Master of Arts / Uni Wien 

♦ Michael Haneke:
»Er kann aus Rollen
Menschen machen.«

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♦ Engagements in Europa, Amerika & Asien

♦ Thalia Award 2016
(Bester Opernsänger
des Jahres)

♦ Libuska Award 2017
(Außergewöhnliche Rollengestaltung)

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