Mark-Anthony ThomasVocal Instructor, Musicianship Vocal Music
Emerging tenor Mark-Anthony Thomas is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. He is graduate of the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, where he studied vocal music and received a Certificate of Artistry under the tutelage of Phyllis Treigle. He was selected as a winner of the New Orleans Junior Philharmonic Society competition in 2009. In 2012 Mark-Anthony traveled to Italy to study opera with the Siena Summer Music Festival under the direction of Metropolitan Opera veteran Dana Talley. Mark-Anthony is also a member of the New Orleans Opera Association Chorus and has appeared in its productions of Madame Butterfly, La Bohème, Carmen, Tosca, Die Fledermaus, Sweeney Todd, and Champion. He performed the title role in the world premiere of Chris Burton’s The Self Portrait of Jonathan Jenkins with New Fangled Opera, and in 2013 performed in Jennifer Jolley’s Krispy Kremes and Butter Queens as the Angel/Announcer #2. He also has performed various roles and concerts in the greater New Orleans area, specifically productions at Loyola University New Orleans, including Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi (Gherardo), Gounod’s Romeo and Juliette (Tybalt), Kurt Weill’s Street Scene (Daniel Buchanan), Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites (First Commissioner), Massenet’s Cendrillion (Le Roi), and most recently, Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges (La Théière). Mark-Anthony appeared in Nicholls State University’s production of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess (Peter) in 2016. Mark-Anthony has appeared in Opera Creole’s and Cripple Creek Theatre Co.’s production of Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha as Andy in 2017 and as Servant/First Soldier in Jose Rivera’s, Sueño in 2018. Also in 2018, Mark-Anthony was a finalist in the World War II Museum’s Stage Door Idol Competition.
Mark-Anthony received his Master of Music from Loyola University New Orleans, studying with internationally acclaimed artist, Luretta Bybee.