Peter Tomaszewski, bass-baritone
Peter is delighted to be back with Baltimore Concert Opera this season. Past roles with BCO include Nilakantha in Lakmé and Guglielmo in Così fan tutte.
Peter Tomaszewski served as an Apprentice Artist at Santa Fe Opera for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. In 2015, he made his mainstage debut as the Cappadocian in Salome and covered the roles of Ethan and Owens in the world premier of Cold Mountain by Jennifer Higdon.
He also performed as a Young Artist with Palm Beach Opera where he played Luther and Crespel in Les contes d'Hoffmann, the first Nazarene in Salome, and Doctor Grenvil in La Traviata. He also workshopped and went on to cover the role of Herman Broder for the world premier of Ben Moore's Enemies: A Love Story.
Opera News magazine praised Peter's work as the physician in Macbeth with Des Moines Metro Opera. While there he also covered the title role in Don Pasquale and played Elder Ott in Susanna.
Other stage roles include Nick Shadow in The Rake's Progress with The Peabody Conservatory, Gregorio in Roméo et Juliette with Annapolis Opera, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte with Maryland Concert Opera, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte with Baltimore Concert Opera, Pooh-Bah in The Mikado with the Young Victorian Theater Company, and Nilakantha in a concert production of Lakmé with Opera Delaware.
Tomaszewski hails from the rural outskirts of Bellingham, Washington. He earned his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Western Washington University where he studied with Marvin Regier. He won the 2004 Concerto Competition in which he performed Mussorgsky's Songs and Dances of Death with the WWU Symphony Orchestra. He earned both a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance and an Opera Graduate Performance Degree at The Peabody Conservatory, studying under Stanley Cornett and the celebrated English bass-baritone, John Shirley-Quirk.
In addition to his singing career Peter has served two terms in AmeriCorps (National Civilian Community Corps) which included teaching in inner city schools, environmental work with The Nature Conservancy, construction with Habitat for Humanity, and disaster relief with FEMA. In 2006 he rode solo on a 6,000 mile cross-America bicycle tour.