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Thomas Shivone, a Bass-Baritone studying with Joan Patenaude-Yarnell, is a student at the Curtis Institute of Music. Critically acclaimed as having a "powerful, beautifully colored instrument." and a "substantial, rangy Bass-Baritone." He has performed the roles of Masetto in Don Giovanni, Bartolo and Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro, Count Rodolfo in La Sonnambula, and Bertand in Iolanthe. Professionally, he has done the roles of The British Major in the Pulitzer Prize winning Opera Silent Night, Marchese D'Obigny in La Traviata and The Notary in Gianni Schicchi with the Opera Company of Philadelphia. He has shared the stage with many famous artists of today including Bill Burdon, Kelly Kaduce, Harold Wilson, Troy Cook, Stephen Costello, Ailyn Perez, Leah Partridge and Charles Castronovo. He has been awarded full-scholarships to attend the summer programs of: Music Academy of the West, Songfest, Centro Studi Lirica and Schlern Festival in Italy. He was a Winner of "From the Top’s," Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award and performed with the show in Texas, 2007.