|Emerging bass-baritone Tom Corbeil has recently garnered attention across North America for his vocal presence and
stagecraft. In the 2009 season, he made his New York debut with Gotham Chamber Opera singing the role of Enrico
in Haydn’s L’isola disabitata, a performance for which he was praised for his “robust, manly bass-baritone and
physical prowess.” Also in 2009, he received plaudits for his personification of Colline in La Bohème with both
Opera Omaha and Sacramento Opera.
As a member of the Merola Opera Center at San Francisco Opera, Mr. Corbeil created the role of Tom Carter in the world premiere of Thomas Pasatieri’s The Hotel Casablanca. During his tenure in the studio at Florida Grand Opera, he performed as Colline in La Bohème, Angelotti in Tosca, and Curio in Giulio Cesare.
Other recent engagements include Superintendent Budd in Albert Herring and Crespel in Les Contes d’Hoffmann at Opera North, the Imperial Commissioner in Madama Butterfly and a matinée performance of Mustafá in L’Italiana in Algeri at Palm Beach Opera, and Zuniga in The Tragedy of Carmen at Opera Omaha. Additional roles include Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, Sprecher in Die Zauberflöte, Caronte in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, and Captain Corcoran in H.M.S. Pinafore.
A two-time regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Mr. Corbeil has also received multiple prizes from the Liederkranz Foundation and the Musical Merit Foundation competitions. For his work as an apprentice at Santa Fe Opera, he received the Agnes M. Canning Memorial Award in 2008. He is also a grant recipient from the Opera Buffs Foundation of Los Angeles.
The summer of 2009 sees a return to the Santa Fe Opera for Mr. Corbeil, where he performs as the Marquis in La Traviata and the Oracle and Infernal God in Gluck’s Alceste. Future commitments include Don Basilio in The Barber of Seville with Florida Grand Opera, a cover of Leporello for New York City Opera’s new production of Don Giovanni, Faraone in Rossini’s rarely performed Mose in Egitto with Chicago Opera Theater, and Leporello in Don Giovanni at Fort Worth Opera Festival.
Ana de Archuleta, Artists Management