Thomas Cilluffo

Tenor

Biography

Character tenor, Thomas Cilluffo, is quickly garnering praise for his powerful voice and impressive acting: “Thomas Cilluffo made our blood run cold with his delivery of the nasty “Aria of the Worm” from Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles. He has a full and powerful voice, and an interesting and unusual tonal quality, which he employed to create a character. We shivered with his biting enunciation of final consonants.” –Voce di Meche.

The 2022-2023 season marks Mr. Cilluffo’s European debut with both Teatro Regio Torino and Deutsche Oper Berlin. He also makes his return to the Santa Fe Opera as Bardolfo in Sir David McVicar’s new production of Falstaff, after a triumphant run as Don Curzio in Le nozze di Figaro the previous summer.

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Reviews

“Thomas Rafeld Cilluffo made a particularly strong impression, revealing a bright, warm, agile tenor and abundant stylistic flourish in the “Venti scudi “duet from L’Elisir d’Amore. […]Cillufo sounded like he could move confidently into the Flórez repertoire before too long.” 

Opera News

“…And tenor Thomas Ciluffo was wonderful as Belfiore, […] quick and pointed on his feet, vocally flexible, strong, pleasant, and accurate.”

San Francisco Classical Voice

“Thomas Cilluffo made our blood run cold with his delivery of the nasty “Aria of the Worm” from Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles. He has a full and powerful voice and an interesting and unusual tonal quality which he employed to create a character. We shivered with his biting enunciation of final consonants.”

Meche Kroop

Voce di Meche

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