Tom Sitzler, baritone, wearing a tuxedo and leaning casually with his elbow on a counter, hands clasped and a neutral expression.
Tom Sitzler

In 2009, Mr. Sitzler stepped into the professional arena as the Old Gypsy in Il Trovatore with Union Avenue Opera. Among other programs and performances, Tom participated in the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Emerging Artist Program, in New Jersey, covering Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia.

In 2012, Mr. Sitzler was heard singing Silvano from Un ballo in Maschera with UAO, where Sarah Bryan Miller from the St. Louis Post Dispatch said, “Tom Sitzler… made the most of a small role” and Mark Bretz from Ladue News said, “Tom Sitzler is entertaining as the sailor.” Three years later, Tom returned to St. Louis to perform the title role in The Boor with Gateway Opera, where he “proved his own skills both with his strong singing style and a good way with comedy.” (Ladue News). In recent years, Mr Sitzler has been carving his name out in demanding roles such as Scarpia from Tosca, Germont from La Traviata, and Escamillo from Carmen.

The famous Act II duet between Violetta and Germont (also La Traviata) received a thoroughly masterful characterization from baritone Tom Sitzler, who sang this unlikeable character with mature and beautiful sonority.

Frank Daykin
New York Concert Review; New York, NY

A frequent performer in Colorado, Tom has been seen in performance with Boulder Opera, Opera Steamboat, and Central City Opera Ensemble Artists as Horace Tabor, as well as a baritone soloist with several local orchestras including Colorado Chamber Orchestra, Boulder Symphony, Larimer Chorale and Orchestra, and Aurora Symphony. Most recent performances include the role of Son Ami from Le Pauvre Matelot and Heith from Phony with Hub City Opera, as well as the world premiere workshop as Karl Raum of Liebovar with Boheme Opera NJ. This summer, Mr Sitzler reprised his role as Leporello from Don Giovanni with Painted Sky Opera.