Tom Sitzler, baritone, has been capturing audiences with his warm, generous voice and convincing stage presence. In 2009, Mr. Sitzler stepped into the professional arena of performing as the Old Gypsy in Il Trovatore with Union Avenue Opera. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Sitzler was heard singing Silvano from Un ballo in Maschera with UAO, where Sarah Bryan Miller from the St. Louis Post Dispatch said, “Tom Sitzler… made the most of a small role.” Three years later, Tom returned to St. Louis to perform the title role in The Boor with Gateway Opera, where he “proved his own skills both with his strong singing style and a good way with comedy.” (Ladue News). A frequent performer with Painted Sky Opera in Oklahoma City, he has performed Germont in La Traviata, Scarpia in Tosca, and Escamillo in Le Tragédie de Carmen.. As a former resident of Denver, CO, Tom has been seen as Escamillo in Carmen, Leporello in Don Giovanni, Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana, Horace Tabor in an abridged touring version of The Ballad of Baby Doe, as well as baritone soloist with several local orchestras including Colorado Chamber Orchestra, Boulder Symphony, Larimer Chorale and Orchestra, and Aurora Symphony. Tom was last seen in the Philly Fringe Fest singing in a new chamber opera called Phony about addictions with Alter Ego Chamber Opera.