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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 Germont from “la Traviata” and Scarpia from “Tosca” with Painted Sky Opera.

 


 

Repertoire

Opera
Esteban – En mis Palabras Ames
The Boor – The Boor Argento
Escamillo – Carmen Bizet
Morales – Carmen Bizet
Belcore – L’elisir d’amore Donizetti
Guard I – Dead Man Walking Heggie
Silvio – I Pagliacci Leoncavallo
Alfio – Cavalleria rusticana Mascagni
Ben – The Telephone Menotti
Horace Tabor – The Ballad of Baby Doe Moore
Bouncer – The Ballad of Baby Doe Moore
Dandy # 3 – The Ballad of Baby Doe Moore
Leporello – Don Giovanni Mozart
Count Almaviva – Le nozze di Figaro Mozart
Jailer – Tosca Puccini
Dr. Falke – Die Fledermaus Strauss Jr.
Frank – Die Fledermaus Strauss Jr.
Naroumov – Pikovaya Dama (Queen of Spades) Tchaikovsky
Germont – La Traviata Verdi
Renato – Un ballo in maschera Verdi
Silvano – Un ballo in maschera Verdi
Concert
Cantata No. 4 J.S. Bach
Ein deutsches Requiem Brahms
Requiem Duruflé
Messiah Handel
Missa in Angustiis Haydn
Requiem Fauré
Requiem Mozart
Requiem Verdi
Five Mystical Songs Vaughn Williams
Missa Sancta in G Weber
Art Song
Old American Folk Songs Copland
Le bestiaire Poulenc
Don Quichotte à Dulcinée Ravel
War Songs Rorem
Winterreise Schubert