Bass-baritone Giles Tomkins is in demand as one of Canada’s leading young singers, widely recognized for his vocal virtuosity and lyricism in an impressive range of repertoire. His voice has been called “sweet but manly” complete with “lovely phrasing and beautiful placement” by Opera Canada. A Distinguished Graduate from the University of Toronto’s Opera Division, he is a frequent guest artist at the Aldeburgh Festival in England and has performed with the Toronto Operetta Theatre, Ottawa Opera Lyra, Scottish Opera, Tanglewood and Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. His roles include Don Alfonso (Cosi fan Tutte), Don Basilio (Il Barbiere de Siviglia), Somnus (Semele), Superintendent Budd (Albert Herring), Pish-Tush (The Mikado), Pistola (Falstaff), Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro) and Colline (La Bohème). Along with opera, sacred works and art song, he is also noted for singing pop and crossover material with ease and sincerity.