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 projects include the roles of 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 with the Grand Théâtre de Genève. Future projects include Mr. Fox’s debut with the Dallas Opera.
Last season, 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.