Thomas Petrushka, a “notable, resonant bass-baritone” (Brooklyn Eagle) continues to distinguish himself as an important presence in the emerging young artist field.
Highlights of the 2015-2017 seasons include appearing as King Balthasar in Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, Il Narratore in Nino Rota’s I Due Timidi, and a concert of Puccini scenes under the baton of Maestro Alessandro Siciliani with Opera Project Columbus. Thomas also appeared as Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni, Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd, and Rambaldo in La rondine with The Ohio State University Lyric and Opera Theatre. In the summer of 2016, Thomas returned to Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance to Performance in New York City to cover Colline in La Bohème under the baton of Maestro Willie Anthony Waters and participated in a masterclass with James Morris. At Prelude to Performance in 2015, Thomas presented the role of Corporal in La fille du régiment under the baton of Maestro Imre Palló.
In the summer of 2017, Thomas will be attending Seagle Music Colony to present the role of The Player in Herschel Garfein's piano-vocal world premiere of "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead".
Mr. Petrushka is dedicated to developing new audiences for opera and in this capacity, has represented Opera Columbus in their outreach program in 2015 and 2017. He is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Vocal Performance at The Ohio State University in the studio of Robin Rice.