Thomas Rolf Truhitte

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Truhitte's Wikipedia article is very likely to be written by himself, but at least gives a list (though not a chronology) of his roles, and where he sang them:

Festival dei due mondi, Spoleto, Italy

Minnesota Opera
Der fliegende Holländer (Erik)

Nashville Opera

Manaus Music Festival, Brazil
Die Walküre

Opera San José
La bohème
Evgenij Onegin
La traviata
Die lustige Witwe
Don Giovanni
The rake's progress
Die Zauberflöte
Lucia di Lammermoor
Of mice and men

Sacramento Opera

Seattle Opera

Virginia Opera
Madama Butterfly
Tristan und Isolde
Die Walküre

As we can see from the above list, the most important part of his career was spent at the San José Opera, where he was a resident member from 1997 to 2001 only. Twenty years later, the San José Opera still had the following text about him on their website: certainly updated after 2001 (perhaps he returned as a guest?), but chronologically much less than useful, with all those "recent" and "recently", obviously copied and pasted from once current promotional texts obtained from his agency...

Recent performances for Thomas Rolf Truhitte included a guest appearance at the Hawaii Performance Arts Festival in summer of 2009, the title role in Parsifal with Genova Opera and Siegmund (Die Walküre) with Brazil's Manaos Festival, and the role of Melot (Tristan und Isolde) with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Recently, Mr. Truhitte was a featured soloist at the Vilar Opera and 2007 Montreal Opera Galas and sang the Das Lied von der Erde with the Virginia Symphony. Mr. Truhitte was also recently named the winner of the Loren L. Zachary National Competition and European Tour Grant Award.

During the 2005–2006 season, Mr. Truhitte sang the roles of Don José (Carmen) for Dayton Opera, Bacchus (Ariadne auf Naxos) for Monte Carlo Opera, and Froh (Das Rheingold) for the Canadian Opera Ring Cycle in the summer of 2006.

Other roles performed included Tristan for Virginia Opera's production of Tristan und Isolde and Don José (Carmen) for Nashville Opera along with former OSJ resident artist Layna Chianakas.

Other recent engagements included the role of Froh (Das Rheingold) for the Seattle Opera Ring Cycle and a debut with Seattle Opera singing Don José (Carmen).

He made his debut with Virginia Opera in fall 2002 as Siegmund in Wagner's Die Walküre. Mr. Truhitte also appeared as Erik in Minnesota Opera's production of Der fliegende Holländer in 2003, appeared in the title role of Wagner's Lohengrin at Spoleto, Italy, where he also sang in concert with Mirella Freni. Other engagements that season included Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) and Florestan (Fidelio) with Virginia Opera and the role of Max in Weber's Der Freischütz in Metz, France.

After his departure from Opera San José in 2001, Mr. Truhitte sang in the Wagner Society of Washington D.C.'s all-Wagner concert in October. In April of 2002, Mr. Truhitte was a featured soloist in the Liederkranz Winners Concert at Hunter College in New York City, and then went onto Washington D.C., to sing in the Evelyn Lear/Thomas Stewart Emerging Singers Program concert at the German Embassy for the Wagner Society. Most recently, Mr. Truhitte received a grant from The Wagner Society of Northern California in San Francisco.

Thomas Rolf Truhitte sings Die Walküre: Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond
In RA format
I wish to thank Helmut Krautschneider for the recording.

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