Simon Boccanegra / Simon Boccanegra / Pacific Opera Victoria
“Todd Thomas is well-cast as Simon. Blessed with a handsome baritone voice, his low register is powerful, his high notes were dispatched with a thrilling heft.
And he’s an actor. Thomas’s best moments came during the council-chamber scene. Simon declares there is a traitor in their midst. With his face close to guilty party Paolo (skilled baritone Brett Polegato), Thomas conveyed a wide range of emotions — rage, disgust, despair — in a wonderfully ambiguous way.”