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Thomas J. Capobianco


Hailed as a “steady, insistent tenor”, T.J. Capobianco is looking forward to joining Cincinnati Opera as a Young Artist in the summer of 2019. T.J. will be performing the role of Don Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro and performing Clarence Elkins in the world premiere of Blind Injustice. T.J. recently completed his residency with Kentucky Opera in the Barbara and Halsey Sandford Studio Artist Program in their 2018-19 season.

He debuted as Monostatos and First Armored Guard in Die Zauberflöte, Nissen in Enemies, A Love Story, and Borsa in Rigoletto. In the spring of 2018, T.J. performed with Des Moines Metro Opera's traveling OPERA Iowa troupe portraying Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville and Jack in John Davies' children's opera Jack and the Beanstalk. He spent the summer of 2018 with DMMO where he covered Bill in Flight, performed Dr. Blind in Die Fledermaus, and participated in the Apprentice Artist Scenes Program.


T.J. made his main stage debut with New Orleans Opera in October 2017 where he made his debut as Beppe in Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci; he also debuted as King Kaspar in Amahl and the Night Visitors with Opéra Louisiane in December 2017.


Raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania, T.J. earned his Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. T.J. received an encouragement award in the Ohio District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions in October 2016. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance and Music Education from the Boyer School of Music and Dance at Temple University

"Other outstanding portrayals included Thomas J. Capobianco as Beppe who plays the Harlequin"

-Dean M. Shapiro

New Orleans Advocate