Oriol Tomas directs opera, theatre, galas and corporative events. Starting a few years ago, he collaborates with companies who mix creativity and technology together to deliver multisensorial experiences.
He has directed Les Caprices de Marianne by Sauguet, which played in more than 15 opera houses in France, namely the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, the Opéra du Grand Avignon, the Opéra de Bordeaux and the Opéra de Marseille. This stage direction earned him the prestigious Claude Rostand prize in 2015, for the best lyrical show, awarded by Theatre, music and dance Union of France.
In the last years, he signed numerous directions, which made him shine on the international scene, notably La Traviata by Verdi at the Icelandic Opera in collaboration with Normal Studio, Don Giovanni by Mozart, at the Opéra de Tours and at the Opéra de Reims, Porgy and Bess by Gershwin at the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Twenty-seven by Ian Gordon at the Opéra de Montréal and Leonore by Beethoven for the Opéra Lafayette in Washington DC and in New York. Oriol also worked with the Festival d’Opéra de Québec, the Edmonton Opera, the Manitoba Opera, the Pacific Opera Victoria, the Casino de Montréal, the Conseil québécois de la musique, the 7 Doigts de la main, the Circo de Bakuza, the Centaur Theater, the Jeunesses Musicales Canada, etc.
In addition to graduating with a Masters degree in opera stage direction at the École supérieure de théâtre de l’Université du Québec à Montréal, he also has a diploma in theatrical acting. He sits on several juries and teaches acting techniques to singers at the Atelier lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal, the Université de Montréal, the University of Ottawa, the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, the Académie de musique du Domaine Forget, the Pacific Opera Victoria's Young Artist Program and the Folyestivale de Montréal. In 2024, he will stage Verdi's La Traviata at the Opéra de Massy in France.