(Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin)
2021–22 Season: Sciarrone, Tosca
San Francisco Opera Highlights: The Adlers: Live at the Drive-In
Heralded for his “firm, flexible baritone” (New York Times) and “swaggering, rakish” stage presence (Opera News), American baritone Timothy Murray is currently a member of the Adler Fellowship Program with San Francisco Opera. Most recently, Murray performed with his fellow Adlers on a tour of Northern California in which he sang selections from Ernani, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and Così fan tutte. As a participant in the 2019 Merola Opera Program, he performed the role of Paul in the world premiere of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s opera 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.
Highlights from previous seasons include William Dale (Silent Night) with Arizona Opera, Count Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro) and Mercutio (Roméo et Juliette) with The Academy of Vocal Arts, a return to the Oratorio Society of New York to cover the baritone soloist in Britten’s War Requiem, his New Jersey Symphony debut as the baritone soloist in Berlioz’s Lélio, and his debut with the Oratorio Society of New York as Pater Ecstaticus in Mahler’s 8th Symphony.
Murray won First Prize in the Mario Lanza Scholarship Competition and was a semi-finalist in the 2020 Glyndebourne Opera Cup.