Timothy Murray

Timothy Murray

(Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin)

Heralded for his “firm, flexible baritone” (New York Times) and “swaggering, rakish” stage presence (Opera News), baritone Timothy Murray has won recognition in such competitions as the Glyndebourne Opera Cup, the Loren L. Zachary competition, the Mario Lanza competition and was a Grand Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. This season’s assignments included Sciarrone in Tosca and duets from I Puritani and Les Pêcheurs de Perles in San Francisco Opera’s The Adlers: Live at the Drive-In.

As a participant in the 2019 Merola Opera Program, he originated the role of Paul in the world premiere of Jake Heggie’s If I Were You and sang excerpts of the title role of Thomas’ Hamlet in the Merola Grand Finale. Recent highlights include William Dale (Silent Night) with Arizona Opera, Il Conte (Le Nozze di Figaro) and Mercutio (Roméo et Juliette) with the Academy of Vocal Arts, his New Jersey Symphony debut in Berlioz’s Lélio and his debut with the Oratorio Society of New York as Pater Ecstaticus in Mahler’s 8th Symphony.