The American dramatic tenor, who has previously starred at TDO as Verdi’s Otello and Wagner’s Siegmund, is internationally renowned for his performances of a formidable repertoire sung with the world’s major opera companies. He has earned great acclaim as Siegmund (Metropolitan Opera, Canadian Opera Company, National Symphony Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, among others); Tristan (Geneva’s Grand Théâtre, the Opéra National de Paris, Tokyo Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago); Samson (Met, Bilbao Opera, San Francisco Opera); and Otello (La Scala, Berlin’s Deutsche Oper Berlin, Vienna Staatsoper, Chicago Symphony Orchestra). Forbis has concertized throughout the U.S. and Europe, with highlights including a collaboration with Denyce Graves and the Fort Worth Symphony for the opening of the Bass Performance Hall; and performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra), Stravinsky’s Les Noces (San Francisco Symphony), and Britten’s War Requiem (Rotterdam Philharmonic). Forbis has collaborated with many of the world’s best-known conductors, including James Levine, Daniel Barenboim, Seiji Ozawa, James Conlon, Claudio Abbado and Sir Simon Rattle. The tenor is Professor and Chair of Voice at Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts.