Tyler made his company and role debut with Pacific Opera Victoria as Mordred in Camelot in 2014, returning in April 2015 as Prince Yamadori in Madama Butterfly. In 2017 he performs the roles of Stevens and the Mayor in the staged première of Tobin Stokes' new opera Rattenbury.
Originally from Nanaimo BC, Tyler has performed with many of the major opera companies and symphonies across Canada, and in 2016 made his European debut as Count Ceprano in Rigoletto with the Staatstheater in Mainz. Upcoming performances include concerts with the Calgary Bach Society and the role of Masetto (Don Giovanni) with Edmonton Opera in April 2018. Other notable roles include both Figaro and Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus, Marquis d'Obigny (La traviata), Papageno (Die Zauberfl&oulml;te), Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas), Inigo (L'heure espagnole), and Tarquinius (The Rape of Lucretia).
Tyler holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, where he studied under Canadian mezzo-soprano Kimberly Barber.
In the supporting roles of Yamadori and The Bonze, Tyler Fitzgerald sang strongly and well, differentiating the two characters with precision.
Kenneth Delong, Opera Canada, review of Calgary Opera's Madama Butterfly, 2014
The glittering and triumphal aria for bass ["Wacht auf, ihr Adern und ihr Glieder"] ... was a thrill to hear with an outstanding Tyler Fitzgerald pulling out all the stops for this virtuoso work. Mr. Fitzgerald is a natural oratorio singer and a great talent. Watch for Mr. Fitzgerald to become a well-recognized voice on the Canadian musical landscape and very soon, likely in demand for not only the bass solo oratorio roles, but much more.
Stephan Bonfield, Calgary Herald, 2013
Tyler Fitzgerald proved an exuberantly confident singer-actor as Papageno
Opera Canada, 2011