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American baritone, Thomas Erik Angerhofer, has enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a performing artist. Praised for his versatility, Erik’s award winning performances in opera and musical theater have delighted audiences and critics, alike. In the role of Sulpice, Opera Fort Collins’ production of The Daughter of the Regiment was awarded The American Prize in Opera. Other roles with the company include Enrico Ashton in Lucia di Lammermoor and Don Alfonso in Cosi fan tutte. His performance of Joseph De Rocher in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking was recognized by the Rocky Mountain Times as one of the “Top 10 Classical Performances of the Year,” alongside such notable artists as Renee Fleming and Joshua Bell. Other operatic highlights include a collaboration with Prof. Peter Schickele (PDQ Bach) on a production of his opera The Abduction of Figaro, as Papa Geno / Pasha Shaboom, digging deep into the role of Marcello in La Boheme through numerous engagements, and having the opportunity to play the role of Figaro in both Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia.
As a concert artist, Erik’s performances have taken him as far as Beirut, Lebanon, where he sang the role of Jesus in Bach’s St. John Passion, a role he first performed at the Boulder Bach Festival. He will be returning to Beirut in April 2019 as the baritone soloist in Brahms’ Requiem. His first European concert tour was in 1990 at the age of 18, and he has returned since to perform opera, musical theater, and other concert repertoire. Other notable engagements include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in New York and Colorado, and an extensive history with Orff’s Carmina Burana – including performances with the acclaimed aerial acrobatic troupe Frequent Fliers. Erik is also a prominent performer of Golden Age / Classical Musical Theater repertoire. The Citizen-Times identified his “powerful and sweet baritone” and noted his ability to “milk every nuance from the tunes” in the dual roles of The Wolf / Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods. Erik has worked as both a music director and actor in Equity playhouses, where he conducted Into the Woods and played El Gallo in The Fantasticks. Other memorable roles include Lancelot in Camelot, Emile de Becque in South Pacific, and Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls.