Callum Thorpe obtained a PhD in Immunology before focussing on vocal studies at the Royal Academy of Music. A member of the solo ensemble at the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, he performed Banco Macbeth, Pistola Falstaff, Il Re d’Egitto Aida, Colline La Bohème, Zuniga Carmen, Farfallo Die Schweigsame Frau, Truffaldin Ariadne auf Naxos and Masetto Don Giovanni.
This season includes Il Commendatore/Masetto at the Ravenna Festival with Marc Minkowski, and Angelotti Tosca and Poacher Janáček The Cunning Little Vixen at Opera North while last season he sang Rocco Fidelio; Sparafucile Rigoletto; Talbot Maria Stuarda; Bach Mass in B Minor; Handel La resurrezione; and Salome at the Edinburgh International Festival.
Callum created the role of Gibarian in the world première of Fujikura’s Solaris at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Opéra de Lille and Opéra de Lausanne and regularly sings twentieth century opera including Arthur/Officer 2 The Lighthouse by Peter Maxwell Davies and Loudspeaker Der Kaiser von Atlantis by Viktor Ullmann.
His concert repertoire includes the Bach St John and St Matthew Passion, Jupiter Platée, Handel Messiah, Apollo Apollo e Dafne, and the Mozart and Verdi Requiem, with Marc Minkoswki, Sir Mark Elder, Ivor Bolton, Jonathan Cohen, Masato Suzuki, Christian Curnyn and William Christie and Les Arts Florissants.