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». He 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 (Cosi 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 Montréal where he also performed in La Traviata.
Tomislav Lavoie also recently appeared in La Muette de Portici at the Opéra Comique in Paris, Alceste at the Opéra de Paris, Ballo in Maschera and Don Giovanni (as Leporello) in Tours, Reims and at the Icelandic Opera in Reykjavik, Montezuma in Montréal, Castor et Pollux with the Ensemble Pygmalion conducted by Raphaël Pichon, Faust in Amsterdam under the baton of Marc Minkowski. This last year he has sung in Armide by Lully in Innsbruck and Potsdam, in Le Pré aux Clercs by Hérold at the Wexford Festival, a production of Elektra conducted by Yannick Nézet-Seguin, the world creation of Les Féluettes at the Opéra de Montréal as well as L’Enfant et les sortilèges and L’Heure espagnole in Cologne, Die Zauberflöte in Nice, Léonore by Gaveaux with the Opéra Lafayette in Washington D.C. and in New York, Alceste in Lyon, La Reine de Chypre by Halévy at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Le Sacre de Napoléon by Mehul in Grenoble, Nîmes, Versailles with Les Siècles, under the baton of François-Xavier Roth, La Traviata in Paris…
Among his main future engagements are: Die Zauberflöte, Les Troyens and Les Huguenots at the Paris national Opera, Die Zauberflöte (Sarastro) in Versailles and Avignon, La Légende du Roi Dragon in Lille, Guillaume Tell in Lyon, Rinaldo in concert with the Kammerorchester Basel in Basel, Halle and the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Faust with the Orchestre Symphonique des Trois-Rivières, directed by Jacques Lacombe, L’Heure Espagnole with Les Siècles in Aix-en-Provence, Grenoble and Evian…
Tomislav Lavoie is supported by the Fondation Cédric Ferguson and the Jeunesses Musicales du Canada.
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