Manager: Michael Benchetrit
Management Territory: Worldwide
"Despite Hampton's focus on LBJ's crass side, Fox gives a vibrant portrayal of our 36th president. His best moment is LBJ's televised address where his rich baritone voice conveys a presidential tone. In Act I, he uses that same tone to expose the brooding and consumed nature of President Lincoln's effort to win the War." Benjamin Tomchil, Broadway World, November 17, 2015 - Abraham Lincoln and Lyndon Johnson in Appomattox with the Washington National Opera
"First among those [singing actors] is Tom Fox as Gorianchikov, whose depth and darkness of timbre prevent him from pushing his voice." Thierry Bonal, Forum Opera, December 17, 2014 - Gorianchikov in From the House of the Dead with the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin
“Tom Fox was simply fabulous: the baritone masters the overwhelming role of Richard III. As magnificent an actor as he is a singer, he creates a character that stuns by its wildness and lack of humanity.” Sylvie Bonier, Tribune de Genève, January 23, 2012 - Title-role in Richard III with the Grand Théâtre de Genève
"Even though he was the villain, Fox was one of the heroes of Cincinnati Opera’s Otello...which opened Wednesday night in Music Hall. His riveting characterization of Iago, the jealous ensign of Otello, infused the production with electricity whenever he was on the stage. The baritone’s tour-de-force was even more impressive, given that he stepped in just two weeks ago..." Janelle Gelfand, Cincinnati Enquirer, July 8, 2010-Iago in Otello with Cincinnati Opera
Tom Fox performs regularly at the most important and prestigious opera houses in the world. In North America, he has sung at the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, The Washington Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, San Diego Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Minnesota Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, Vancouver Opera, and Canadian Opera Company, among others. Internationally, he has appeared at such opera companies and music festivals as Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich . . . , Deutsche Oper, Berlin, Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna, Oper Frankfurt, L’Opera de Paris, Teatro dell’Opera, Rome, Opera de Nice, Opera de Montpellier, Opéra National du Rhin, Strasbourg, the Festspielhaus und Festspiel Baden-Baden, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro Reggio di Torino, Opéra National de la Monnaie, Brussels, Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, Teatro Municipal, Santiago, as well as the Salzburg Festival and the Savonlinna Festival.
Mr. Fox has a vast repertoire of roles including included Amonasro in Aida, Escamillo in Carmen, Don Pizarro in Fidelio, Scarpia in Tosca, Iago in Otello, Thoas in Iphigénie en Tauride, Ford in Falstaff, Nick Shadow in The Rake's Progress, Jochanaan in Salome, the Four Villains in Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Gérard in Andrea Chénier, Barnaba in La Gioconda, the Music Master in Ariadne auf Naxos, Bluebeard in Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle, Prus in The Makropoulos Case, and Dr. Schoen in Lulu, Golaud in Pelléas et Mélisande, and Boris in Lady Macbeth of Mzentsk, among many others.
Mr. Fox is particularly highly regarded as an interpreter of Wagner, and has sung most of the leading Wagner roles of his fach: Wotan in Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, and Siegfried, The Dutchman in Der fliegende Holländer, Alberich in Der Ring des Nibelungen, Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde, Telramund in Lohengrin, Klingsor in Parsifal, and Biterolf in Tannhäuser.
Current and recent projects include the roles of the French General in Silent Night with the Atlanta Opera, the Doctor in Wozzeck with the Grand Théâtre de Genève, Abraham Lincoln and Lyndon B. Johnson in the world premiere of Philip Glass’ revised version of Appomattox with the Washington National Opera and the Speaker in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, also with the Grand Théâtre de Genève.
Previously, Mr Fox was heard as Gorjantchikov in Janacek's From the House of the Dead at the Deutsche Staatsoper in Berlin, The Old Duke in Guntram with the Washington Concert Opera, and Baron Douphol in La Traviata at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. Prior to that, Mr. Fox sang Wotan in Das Rheingold and Die Walküre with the Grand Théâtre de Genève, and returned to the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin and the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. He returned to the Metropolitan Opera for performances of The Speaker in The Magic Flute and Klingsor in Parsifal with the English National Opera, a role he reprised in concert at the BBC Proms. Further engagements included the title role in Richard III by Giorgio Battistelli at the Grand Théâtre de Genève followed by Dr. Kolenaty in The Makropulos Case with the Metropolitan Opera.
A few seasons ago Mr. Fox added the role of Hans Sachs in Die Meistersinger to his repertoire, and performed the role at the National Theater in Mannheim, and with the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Raphael Frühbeck de Burgos. In addition, he performed the role of Alberich in Der Ring des Nibelungen with the Metropolitan Opera Recent notable engagements include performances of Telramund in Lohengrin both with Opéra de Lyon and the Teatro alla Scala, Lescaut in Henze’s Boulevard Solitude at the Liceo in Barcelona, Scarpia in Tosca in Baden Baden, Iago in Otello in Bochum, Palm Beach, and Cincinnati Operas. Performances of Zemlinsky’s Florentine Tragedy in Frankurt, Don Pizarro in Fidelio with the Vancouver Opera and Palm Beach Opera, and Biterolf in Tannhäuser at Baden-Baden.
Updated January 2017