- in addition to G & S!


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:


Pooh-Bah                                 Mikado

Mikado                                     Mikado

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.'

Roles I have performed-


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...