‘… sensuous, lyrical writing… buoyed up by the rich, luminous textures.’
Thomas Hyde is a composer described by Opera Magazine as ‘clearly his own man on his own turf’ whose works are increasingly performed in Britain and abroad. Born in London he studied at Oxford University and the Royal Academy of Music where his teachers included Robert Saxton, Simon Bainbridge and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.
Thomas Hyde’s largest work to date is the one-man opera, That Man Stephen Ward, premiered to great acclaim in 2008 and recently revived by Nova Music Opera at the Cheltenham Festival in 2015. A commercial recording, featuring Damian Thantrey in the title role, was issued by Resonus Classics in autumn 2017.
That Man Stephen Ward
‘… his sheer vigour and intrinsic sense of drama won the day …
Thomas Hyde clearly has dramatic as well a musical potential.’