"Not since Peter Hofmann's brief and unforgettable prime have I heard this role sung on stage with such grace of voice and phrasing. His tone was unforced in forte passages and his high tessitura in the pianissimo moments of In fernem Land was memorable."
Michael Kennedy, The Sunday Telegraph, London
"...his first beautifully sung aria captured the anguish of Florestan who's shut away from the world."
Dave Nicholson, Daily Press
"Tenor Thomas Rolf Truhitte sang extremely well as the imprisoned Florestan, a role in which most tenors sound as if they are strangling."
Paul Sayegh, The Virginian-Pilot
"...he sings with power, conviction, musicianship, and the requisite Wagnerian steeliness."
Tim Page, the Washington Post
Career highlights have included the title role in PARSIFAL with Genova Opera; Siegmund in DIE WALKÜRE with Brazil's Manaos Festival; Bacchus in ARIADNE AUF NAXOS with L'Opéra de Monte Carlo; Don José in CARMEN with Seattle Opera, Dayton Opera, Nashville Opera, Opera San Jose, Longview Opera, and Sacramento Opera; the title role in LOHENGRIN with Italy's Spoleto Festival; Max in DER FREISCHÜTZ with Opéra-Théâtre de Metz; Erik in DER FLIEGENDE...
I have been a student of Tom's for over six years. Tom's greatest strengths are definitely his technical knowledge and experience. He's given me countless techniques that have helped me built a strong, healthy technical foundation for my voice. My classical operatic vocal training has allowed me to thrive in all vocal styles—including musical theatre and pop. Under Tom's guidance, I have received multiple lead roles in my high school musical theatre career. He has completely transformed my voice in the time I've been with him, and I'm so glad to have found such a great voice teacher!
Marcus is a special needs boy who loves music. When he told us that he wanted to play the drums, we were not too sure until we met Tom Truhitte. Tom kindly explained to me about how he would teach Marcus how to mimic him and with Tom's patience and dedication, Marcus now plays the drums confidently. Marcus adores Tom and look forward to his drum lesson every week. With Tom's excellent communication skills, he was able to motivate and inspire Marcus to reach his potential. Tom is a natural teacher and a super talented musician. We are forever grateful for his effort in teaching Marcus to master the drums.
I’ve been taking voice lessons from Thomas for four years, and I have grown so much as a singer and a person. Since Thomas is a singer himself and has years of experience in the opera and performing arts industry, he can offer insider advice that other teachers cannot match. He tailors our classes to the type of music I’m interested in, while having enough structure to teach me the correct technique for classical singing and striking the perfect balance between offering encouragement and critique. He teaches a range of levels of students, and he is patient, fun, and easy to work with. Personally, I’ve been with him for all four years of high school and can easily say I look forward to classes every week because I leave feeling like I’ve learned something new but also refreshed and joyful, which is not something I can consistently say about other activities. Thomas’ love of music is evident in the way he teaches and coaches
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