Thomas Laske was born in Stuttgart. He won the Richard Strauss singing competition in Munich in 1997. As a concert singer the baritone has appeared with leading conductors and ensembles such as Riccardo Chailly, Mariss Jansons, Ton Koopman, Helmuth Rilling, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Dresdner Kreuzchor, and Thomanerchor Leipzig and has participated in numerous CD productions. On the operatic stage (a.?o. Deutsche Oper Berlin, Deutsche Oper am Rhein and the Bavarian State Opera in Munich) he has sung roles including Barbier, Don Giovanni, Figaro, Graf Almaviva, Escamillo, Eugen Onegin, Sharpless, and Marcello. Thomas Laske has been teaching singing at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf since 2010.