Tom Diamond is a renowned Stage Director, Dramaturg, and Operatic Acting Coach. He has directed acclaimed productions for all the major Canadian opera companies, prominent opera companies in the United States as well as on and off-Broadway. Most recently he returned from the United States where his production of the Martin Luther King opera I Dream premiered at Opera Carolina. In Canada, before the pandemic, his productions of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin were seen in Calgary and Vancouver. He was the Resident Director/Dramaturge for Tapestry Opera in Toronto for a decade where his premiere production of Oksana G was nominated for 7 Dora Mavor Moore Awards in 2019. His productions are always noted for the quality of the performances that inhabit them.
He is the Senior Acting Coach for the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio, a regular guest at L’Opera de Montreal’s Atelier Lyrique and on staff at the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Glen Gould School. He also has taught/directed at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, Merola, Western University in London Ontario, McGill University’s Schulich School of Music, Dalhousie University, the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy, Canadian Operatic Arts Academy, the Eastman School of Music, the New England Conservatory, the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music, and Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artist Program. He has been a fixture of Wendy Nielsen’s St. Andrews Opera Workshop for over 20 years.