Born into a musical family, Thomas was a student at the Conservatoire de Paris, winning France's top music prize, the Prix de Rome. He pursued a career as a composer of operas, completing his first opera, La double échelle, in 1837. He wrote twenty further operas over the next decades, mostly comic, but he also treated more serious subjects, finding considerable success with audiences in France and abroad.
Hamlet by A.Thomas, from Opéra Comique, 2018. Directed by Cyril Teste, conductor Louis Langrée, starring Sabine Devieilhe, Julien Behr, Kevin Amiel, Stéphane Degout, Yoann Dubruque, Laurent Alvaro, Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo, Jérôme Varnier. Performed in French and subtitled in English, German, Fren...