Korin-Thomas Smith 1

Korin-Thomas Smith

Classically trained baritone Korin Thomas-Smith will be headlining a night of 18th century compositions when he takes the stage with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of conductor Robert Franz, at the Amherstburg Freedom Museum on February 23. Thomas-Smith, who just turned 30, has been gaining attention in opera circles for his charismatic stage presence and emotionally nuanced performances.

This concert will showcase music highlighting the genius of three preeminent composers from the Classical era. Festival-goers will hear excerpts from Jean-Philippe Rameau’s comedic opera “Platée” and works by Joseph Cassaneà de Mondonville.


Thomas-Smith will then take center stage to perform arias and ensembles from Mozart’s beloved marriage comedy “The Marriage of Figaro.” He’ll be joined by fellow young talents from the Canadian Opera Company’s training program.

Hailed for his “rich and versatile” (Toronto Star) baritone voice, Thomas-Smith first drew praise for his breakout role as Figaro with COC two seasons ago. Since then, he’s added roles like Don Giovanni to his repertoire while playing venues from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl.

Under the direction of renowned conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, this promises to be an enchanting evening celebrating the timeless artistry of Mozart. Fans won’t want to miss Thomas-Smith’s star turn when he brings his passionate interpretations of one of opera’s most beloved characters to the intimate Freedom Museum setting.

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