Praised for his “effortlessly powerful” voice (The Chronicle Journal), Canadian tenor Justin Stolz is quickly establishing himself as an exciting operatic performer. Having recently completed his second season as a resident artist with The Atlanta Opera, he returns to the Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program for Singers this summer, covering the role of Števa Buryja in Jenůfa.
This season saw Justin make role debuts with The Atlanta Opera as Howard Boucher in Heggie's Dead Man Walking, Gastone in Verdi's La traviata, and a last minute step-in as Lensky in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin. On the concert stage, he returned home to perform Handel’s Messiah with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra and made his Okanagan Symphony Orchestra debut in Verdi’s Requiem.
In the 2017-2018 season, Justin made a “rousing” (Opera News) professional debut as Der Steuermann in the The Atlanta Opera's production of Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer. Other highlights with the company include appearances as Tamino in Mozart's The Magic Flute as well as Le Remendado in Bizet's Carmen.
In prior seasons, Mr. Stolz has appeared as Don José in Bizet's Carmen (Brott Music Festival, IU Opera Theater), B.F. Pinkerton in Puccini's Madama Butterfly (IU Opera Theater),
Mr. Owen in Postcard from Morocco (The Glenn Gould School), and Don Ottavio in Mozart's Don Giovanni (The Glenn Gould School).
A recent winner of The S. Livingston Mather Competition of Cleveland, Ohio, Justin is a graduate of Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music and The Glenn Gould School (The Royal Conservatory of Music).