Praised by The Washington Post for his “lows smoldering like magma”, American Bass Wm. Clay Thompson is gaining recognition in major festivals, opera houses, and competitions, both nationally and internationally.
RYAN OPERA CENTER at LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO
Clay returns with the 2023-2024 ensemble of the Lyric Opera of Chicago's Ryan Opera Center. During Lyric Opera's mainstage season, Ryan Opera Center members perform and understudy a significant number of principal and supporting roles.
"Thompson specializes at mining a sinister undercurrent in his voice, his lows smoldering like magma"
THE WASHINGTON POST
"Mahogany-timbred bass Wm. Clay Thompson was an imposing presence as the oafish, lying Poacher."
The Cunning Little Vixen
The Glimmerglass Festival