Opera Canada

Opera Canada

Simon Boccanegra / Simon Boccanegra / Pacific Opera Victoria

“For this production, American baritone Todd Thomas sang the title role, which requires great presence: as the former pirate who becomes Doge of Genoa, he has to grieve for lost love, celebrate a new-found daughter, unite warring Senators and die with convincing slowness.  It also requires tremendous vocal flexibility.  Thomas’ warm, compelling voice was absolutely secure from bottom to top.  And we believed his humanity, his decency and desire for peace.”

Robin J. Miller
Opera Canada Volume LVII, No. 3, pg. 45-46