Tenor Tomer Eres is a native of Lexington, Kentucky. Though he sang often as a child, Tomer didn't begin taking voice lessons until 2007, which led him to attend an arts magnet school in his hometown. After summers spent in the Kentucky Governor's School for the Art's and the Interlochen Arts Academy, Tomer was set on the path to becoming an opera singer. Thus far, Tomer has performed a wide range of musical styles including Musical Theatre, Jazz, Opera, Art Song, and more. Some of Tomer's performance highlights include Sam in Carlisle Floyd's Susannah (Opera in the Ozarks), Dancaïro in Bizet's Carmen (Opera in the Ozarks), Padre Ruffiano in John Musto's The Inspector (Moores Opera Center), Giles Corey in Robert Ward's The Crucible (Moores Opera Center), and Torquemada in Ravel's L'heure Espagnole (University of Michigan Opera Theatre). During his career, Tomer has served as a soloist in performances of Bach's Christmas Oratorio and Mozart's Requiem, premiered new works in both Opera and Art Song, and sung on the roster of the Houston Bach Society.
Tomer holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, and a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Houston Moores School of Music. As a lifelong learner, Tomer is currently studying voice with Northwestern University's W. Stephen Smith. Tomer has had a studio since 2016, and has taught students ranging from ages 4 to 30. Due to his background in pedagogy, Tomer caters his teaching style to each student while prioritizing healthy vocal technique, musicality, stage and performing skills, basic music instruction, and language/diction instruction.
"Whenever I need a burst of inspiration or a reminder for why I chose this career path, I pull up a recording of Verdi's Requiem. It's a powerful piece of music that never fails to lift my spirits, and it holds a special place in my heart since performing it with the University of Michigan in 2015."