I was a Founding Member of the San Diego Gilbert and Sullivan Company, [S D G & S] later San Diego Comic Opera; and was the resident bass-baritone for a number of years, doing such roles as:
Col. Calverly Patience
Lord Mountararat Iolanthe
Private Willis Iolanthe
Box Cox and Box
King Hildebrand Princess Ida
Sir Richard Cholmondely Yeoman of the Guard
Don Alhambra Gondoliers
I have been extremely fortunate to have known and worked with three former D'Oyly Carte personnel- John Reed, Kenneth Sandford, and Thomas Lawlor-
who said to me during the Mikado:
'John, you do G&S better than any American I have ever met.'
Mozart- Sacred and Profane Sarastro MacPhail Center, Mpls, MN.
Opera’s Greatest Moments Bass soloist Duluth Festival Opera, Duluth, MN
Trial by Jury Judge Woodbury Community Theater, MN.
The Mikado Pooh-Bah Salt Marsh Opera, Mystic, CT.
Camelot King Arthur Chaska Valley Theater, MN.
La Bohème Colline Akron Opera/Wooster Symphony
La Traviata Dr. Grenvil Fargo-Moorhead Civic Opera
Il Trovatore Ferrando Central WI. Symphony Orch.
Rape of Lucretia Collatinus Ted Mann Theater/University of MN.
Amahl and the Night Visitors Balthazar Theater in the Round- Mpls, MN.
Tosca Angelotti Anoka Opera – Anoka, MN.
The Crucible Reverend Hale Opera 101 Theatre Co. Mpls, MN.
Dido & Aeneas Aeneas Rutgers' Athaneum for Early Music
La Bohème Customs House Guard San Diego Opera
Die Fledermaus Frank Santa Barbara Civic Light Opera
Arthur in Camelot (with Eryn Tvete former student)
Pooh-Bah in 'The Mikado'
- Salt Marsh Opera, Mystic, CT.
“The seasoned singing of John-Scott Moir proved a delight…Moir has an exceptional voice, deep and resonant; [He] also impresses with his movement ability, comic timing and the vocal dexterity to sound so convincing in all his various roles as Pooh-Bah, Lord High Everything Else.”
– from a review of The Mikado.
Lee Howard, The Day, New London, CT.
John-Scott Moir, basso
Here are some photos from productions I have been in, and people I have met, along with a review...