"That this extraordinary evening was so effortlessly entertaining can be attributed of course to the conductor Thomas Rimes...who brought out the necessary elegance, sparkle, and subtle humour of the music." Die Deutsche Buehne.
Thomas Rimes is an Australian musician currently based in Germany. In recent years he has worked throughout Europe, the United States and Australia in the field of opera as a conductor and composer. He currently works at the Musiktheater im Revier as second Kapellmeister. He is currently writing the musical "O.T.O" based on Shakespeare's Othello.
In the 2017-2018 season Thomas conducts Künneke's Das Vetter Aus Dingsda, Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore and Sijtsma's Moby Dick. In the 2016-2017 season Thomas conducted Britten's The Turn of the Screw, Lehar's die lustige Witwe, Nino Rota's Il cappella di paglia di Firenze and La scuola di guida, and Offenbach's Les contes d'Hoffmann.