Tomislav Lavoie studied at the Conservatoire de Musique in Montréal as a violinist before being hired by several renowned orchestras among which the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec.
As he happened to replace a singer in the part of Masetto (Don Giovanni) after a last-minute cancellation, he decided to study singing at Montréal University in Mark Pedrotti’s class.
While he was still in his first year, he was given the main role in Le nozze di Figaro. That same year he was appointed « Young Lyrical Ambassador » a distinction that allowed him to take part in several sessions and festivals in the Czech Republic as he carried on studying with Marie Daveluy.
He then appeared as Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia) during a tour of the “Jeunesses musicales du Canada” and was invited once again the following season for Les Contes d’Hoffmann in the part of the Four villains. He also sang the role of Leporello (Don Giovanni) for the Toronto Summer Academy and Festival under the direction of Agnès Grossmann.
He has sung Deuxième Philistin (Samson et Dalila) with the Orchestre du Capitole under Tugan Sokhiev in Toulouse and Paris, Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte) at the Banff Center for Performing Art under the direction of David Agler, Il barbiere di Siviglia during the St Eustache festival in Canada. He also starred in a Rossini-themed evening at the Opera House of Montreal where he also performed in La Traviata.
Recently, Tomislav Lavoie appeared in Un Ballo in maschera and Don Giovanni (Leporello) in Tours and at the Icelandic Opera in Reykjavik, Castor et Pollux with the Ensemble Pygmalion conducted by Raphaël Pichon in Besançon, Paris and Bordeaux. He made his debut at the Paris National Opera with Alceste, in Amsterdam with Faust conduted by Marc Minkowski and at the Opéra Comique with La Muette de Portici. He then sang in Armide by Lullyin Potsdam and Innsbruck, Le Pré aux Clercs by Hérold at the Wexford Festival, Elektra conducted by Yannick Nézet-Seguin, the world creation of Les Féluettes at the Montreal Opera, L’Enfant et les Sortilèges and L’Heure espagnole at the Cologne Opera. He also sang in Die Zauberflöte at the Nice Opera, Léonore, ou l’Amour conjugal by Gaveaux in New York and Washington, Le Sacre de Napoléon in Grenoble, Nîmes, Versailles and Amsterdam with Les Siècles under the baton of François-Xavier Roth, Alcesteat the Lyon Opera, La Traviata and Les Huguenots at the Paris Opera, La Reine de Chypre at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, La Légende du Roi dragon in Lille, Faust (Méphistophélès) with the Orchestre Symphonique de Trois-Rivières under the baton of Jacques Lacombe, Rinaldo with the Kammerorchester Basel at the Halle Händel Festival, at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and in Basel.
Among his main future engagements: La Traviata, Die Zauberflöte and Les Troyens at the Paris National Opera, Die Zauberflöte (Sarastro) in Versailles and Avignon, Guillaume Tell in Lyon, L’Heure espagnole with Les Siècles in Aix-en-Provence, Grenoble, Evian and Soissons, Ein deutsches Requiem with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal under the baton of Andrew Megill…
Tomislav Lavoie is supported by the Fondation Cédric Ferguson and the Jeunesses Musicales du Canada.
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