Timothy Connor, a kind of Stanley Kowalski character with a powerful voice, thrills as Laurent.
Winner of an Österreichische Musiktheater Prize for Best Male Newcomer, Timothy Connor is a ‘versatile and engaging baritone’ (The Guardian) and has received acclaim for his interpretations of 20th Century and Contemporary Repertoire like Kelvin (Solaris) Tarquinius (Rape of Lucretia) Nanda (The Transposed heads). He debuted the role of Pulchino in Lliam Paterson’s Bambino at the Theatre du Châtelet, Paris and The Metropolitan Opera, New York, a role he created with Scottish Opera/Improbable for the Manchester International Festival. Other highlights include Blazes/Officer 2 (The Lighthouse) Laurent Le Claire (Thérèse Raquin) Figaro (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Casimir (Die Polnische Hochzeit) and Conte Robinson (Matrimonio Secreto), Giorgio (La Gazza Ladra) Graf von Liebenau (Der Waffenschmied) at MusikTheater an der Wien. This and next Season Timothy makes debuts at Nationaltheater Mannheim as Blazes (The Lighthouse), the Bregenzer Festspiele as Harris (Die Judith von Shimoda) and returns to MusikTheater an der Wien as the title role Baritone in Denis und Katya (Veneables), Gregorio (Roméo et Juliette) and as Princess Sherifa (Hamed und Sherifa).
His debut recording of Graf Liebenau (Der Waffenschmied) has just been released on Capriccio records featuring Günter Groissböck under the baton on Leo Hussain.
He made his Barbican Debut in Iain Burside's A Soldier and a Maker and shared the stage with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Sir Thomas Allen as Frank in John Copley's production of Die Fledermaus. Other engagements have included Dancairo (Carmen) at Oper Wuppertal, Angelotti (Tosca) for English Touring Opera, Dulcamara (The Elixir of Love) for Scottish Opera (cover), Sid (Albert Herring), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte) Licaone (Giove in Argo), Hel Helson (Paul Bunyan) and Der Vater (Hänsel & Gretel) all for the Royal College of Music, London.
Recital highlights include a performance at the International Artist Platform with Simon Lepper, a recital of Schubert's 'Winterreise' with Roger Vignoles and appearances at the London Song Festival and the Schubert Society of Great Britain. He recently performed with the European Baroque Ensemble in a concert tour of 'Mozart by Candlelight'.
Timothy joined the Junges Ensemble at the Theater an der Wien for the 21/22 Season. He was a member of the Opera Studio at the Landestheater Linz, Austria and the Royal College of Music’s International Opera School in London. He also studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. He was a Britten Pears Young Artist, recipient of a HelpMusicians Postgraduate Performance award and a Les Azuriales Young Artist. He was winner of the Kerry-Keane Award and finalist in the Lies Askonas Prize and OberÖsterreichischer Operetten Wettbewerb.