Thomas Goerz debuted at Pacific Opera Victoria in 1983 as Belcore in Elixir of Love. His twelve appearances with the company include Der Freischutz (1994), Taming of the Shrew (2001), as Zuniga in Carmen (2014), Dr. Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro (2014), as Tulpa in Il Tabarro and Simone in Gianni Schicchi (2019).
Thomas Goerz, bass-baritone, is an outstanding singing-actor who excels in both opera and musical theatre. With clarity of voice and character, he has shone in such roles as Dr. Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro with Vancouver Opera and Pacific Opera Victoria; Owen Hart in Dead Man Walking in Montreal, Calgary, and Vancouver; and Titurel in Parsifal at Quebec’s Festival Lanaudière conducted by Yannick Nezet-Sequin.
2021/2022 season highlights include Simone in the Canadian Opera Company’s digital production of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and joining Edmonton Opera as Benoit/Alcindoro in their February 2022 production of Puccini’s La bohème. Recent engagements of note are Susannah with Manitoba Opera, Barbiere di Siviglia with Vancouver Opera, and appearing at both Opera on the Avalon and the National Arts Centre for their productions of Ours.
Goerz has been featured with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir in Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, the Mozart Requiem, and Mendelssohn’s St. Paul. His range is further demonstrated in an extensive repertoire of operetta and musical theatre that has taken him to the Stratford Festival, Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre, Theatre Aquarius, and tours around Singapore and Hong Kong.