Tenor Jeffrey Thompson has received accolades around the world for his opera and concert performances. Soon after completing his studies at the Cincinnati Conservatory under William McGraw, he was awarded first prize in the Concours International de Chant Baroque de Chimay in Belgium from a jury led by William Christie. In 2002, he was selected to participate in the first Le Jardin des Voix with William Christie's Les Arts Florissants, in a tour of baroque works in Europe's most prestigious theaters. This resulted in a series of concerts with Les Arts Florissants, including Handel's Acis and Galatea and Hercules, motets of Etienne Moulinée at the Palace of Versailles, La Pythonisse in Charpentier's David et Jonathas, and La Messe des Morts, recorded for Virgin Classics. In 2004, he sang the tenor solos in Rameau’s motet In Convertendo with Les Arts Florissants for a DVD recorded for Opus Arte. Last season, Mr. Thompson performed in Philidor’s Sancho Pança with La Simphonie du Marais at the Opéra Comique in Paris and Le Festival de La Chabotterie, and also sang Handel’s Messiah and Monteverdi’s Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda in Budapest with the Purcell Choir and Orfeo Orchestra under the direction of György Vashegyi. He recorded Motets and Cantatas of Sébastien de Brossard with La Rêveuse, released in the spring of 2011, and Grétry’s Le Magnifique with Opera Lafayette, to be released in 2012. Recent and upcoming engagements include a concert tour with Le Parnasses Français, a recording of the songs of Henry Lawes with La Rêveuse, the title roles in Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie and Handel’s Judas Maccabeus in Budapest.