Thomas Goerz, bass-baritone, is an outstanding singing-actor who excels in both opera and musical theatre. With clarity of voice and character, he has shone in such roles as Dr. Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro with Vancouver Opera and Pacific Opera Victoria; Owen Hart in Dead Man Walking in Montreal, Calgary, and Vancouver; and Titurel in Parsifal at Quebec’s Festival Lanaudière conducted by Yannick Nezet-Sequin.
Recent appearances include Dr. Bartolo in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Vancouver Opera, and Simone in Gianni Schicchi with Pacific Opera Victoria. He also sang Lord Rochefort in Anna Bolena with the Canadian Opera Company.
Mr. Goerz is well remembered as Inspector Javert in the original Canadian cast of Les Miserables (1989) at Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre. Thomas is especially proud to return to the NAC where he made his operatic debut as Theseus in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 1981 with maestro Mario Bernardi.