(Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin)
Lauded for his “consistent, attractive baritone” (Opera News), Timothy Murray sings Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro at The Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia this season. As a participant of the 2019 Merola Opera Program, he performed the role of Paul in the world premiere of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s If I Were You and finished out the summer on the War Memorial Opera House stage singing the title role in a scene from Thomas’ Hamlet as part of the Merola Grand Finale. In previous seasons, Murray has been seen as William Dale in Silent Night with Arizona Opera; Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette and the Huntsman in Rusalka with The Academy of Vocal Arts; Marullo in Rigoletto and the Captain in Eugene Onegin with Lyric Opera of Kansas City; Silvio in Pagliacci with Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre and Dandini in La Cenerentola with City Lyric Opera. On the concert stage, he has sung Mahler’s Eighth Symphony with the Oratorio Society of New York, performed Berlioz’ Lélio with the New Jersey Symphony and premiered a new arrangement of Debussy’s Trois Ballades de Françon Villon with the Pacifica String Quartet.