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Tom Sitzler, lyric baritone, has been capturing audiences with his warm, generous voice and convincing stage presence. Growing up in Arizona, Tom was buying CD’s of pianist Glenn Gould and composer Rachmaninoff, while his older brothers and friends were buying the newest albums of the latest bands. This began his lasting love of classical music.

In 2009, Mr. Sitzler stepped into the professional arena of performing as the Old Gypsy in “Il Trovatore” with Union Avenue Opera. That was followed by premiering the role of Bob in “Family Dynamics” by composer Bill Lenihan with St. Louis City Opera. Among many 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.” Later that same year, Mr. Sitzler stepped down from a two-year apprenticeship with the Bach Society of St. Louis, where he performed the bass solos in Mozart’s Requiem, and covered the solos in J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. In 2015, Mr. Sitzler returned to St. Louis to perform the title role in “The Boor” with Gateway Opera, where Mark Bretz from Ladue News said, “As the boor, Tom Sitzler proved his own skills both with his strong singing style and a good way with comedy.”  Most recently, he was engaged as Leporello in Don Giovanni and Escamillo in Carmen with Boulder Opera.

A resident of Denver, CO, Mr. Sitzler continues to hone his craft in performances throughout the region.  Mr. Sitzler also loves teaching voice and piano and is on faculty at Denver’s Forté Academy of Music.

 


 

Repertoire

Opera
Esteban – En mis PalabrasAmes
The Boor – The BoorArgento
Escamillo – CarmenBizet
Morales – CarmenBizet
Belcore – L’elisir d’amoreDonizetti
Guard I – Dead Man WalkingHeggie
Silvio – I PagliacciLeoncavallo
Alfio – Cavalleria rusticanaMascagni
Ben – The TelephoneMenotti
Horace Tabor – The Ballad of Baby DoeMoore
Bouncer – The Ballad of Baby DoeMoore
Dandy # 3 – The Ballad of Baby DoeMoore
Leporello – Don GiovanniMozart
Count Almaviva – Le nozze di FigaroMozart
Jailer – ToscaPuccini
Dr. Falke – Die FledermausStrauss Jr.
Frank – Die FledermausStrauss Jr.
Naroumov – Pikovaya Dama (Queen of Spades)Tchaikovsky
Germont – La TraviataVerdi
Renato – Un ballo in mascheraVerdi
Silvano – Un ballo in mascheraVerdi
Concert
Cantata No. 4J.S. Bach
Ein deutsches RequiemBrahms
RequiemDuruflé
MessiahHandel
Missa in AngustiisHaydn
RequiemFauré
RequiemMozart
RequiemVerdi
Five Mystical SongsVaughn Williams
Missa Sancta in GWeber
Art Song
Old American Folk SongsCopland
Le bestiairePoulenc
Don Quichotte à DulcinéeRavel
War SongsRorem
WinterreiseSchubert