Tomislav LAVOIE

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Tomislav Lavoie studied at the Conservatoire de Musique in Montréal as a violinist before being hired by several famous 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 part of Figaro (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. Meanwhile, he carries on studying with Marie Daveluy.

He then appeared in the role of Basilio (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) as he was part of 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 also sings 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 and a Rossini entertainment at the Opera House of Montréal.

Tomislav Lavoie recently sang La Muette de Portici at the Opéra Comique in Paris, La Traviata at the Opéra de Montréal, Ballo in Maschera in Tours, Don Giovanni (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 in Besançon, Paris and Bordeaux, Faust in Amsterdam under the baton of Marc Minkowski, and more recently in Armide by Lully in Innsbruck and Potsdam, in Le Pré aux Clercs by Hérold at the Wexford Festival, Elektra conducted by Yannick Nézet-Seguin and the world creation of Les Féluettes at the Opéra de Montréal…

Among his main future engagements: L’Enfant et les sortilèges in Cologne, Die Zauberflöte in Nice, Alceste in Lyon, Léonore by Gaveaux with Opéra Lafayette, La Reine de Chypre by Halévy at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, a European tour of concerts with Les Siècles, and concerts with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, and Traviata at the Paris national Opera.

Tomislav Lavoie is supported by the Fondation Cédric Ferguson and the Jeunesses Musicales du Canada.