BIOGRAPHY

Northern Irish baritone Timothy Connor is a member of the Oberösterreichische Opernstudio at the Landestheater Linz, Austria since 2018 where performances included appearances as Der Mann, Die Wand (Christian Diendorfer),  Nanda, The Transposed Heads (Peggy Glanville-Hicks) Alte diener, Elektra (Strauß), Soloist in 'Dioclesian' (Purcell), Casimir , Die Polnische Hochzeit (Beer). Plans for 19/20 Season include Tarquinius (Rape of Lucretia) Conte Robinson (Matrimonio Secreto), the baritone solo in a staged production of Carmina Burana and two world premiers, Unter dem Glätscher by Michael Obst and der Schule oder das Alphabet der Welt by Peter Androsch.

 

He recently gave performances of Lliam Paterson's 'Bambino' (Pulchino) 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; and in the same season made his German debut as Dancairo (Carmen) with Oper Wuppertal. 

 

His operatic roles include Angelotti (Tosca) for English Touring Opera, Pulcino (Bambino) for Scottish Opera/Improbable, Dulcamara cover (The Elixir of Love) for Scottish Opera, Sid (Albert Herring), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte) Licaone (Giove in Argo), Hel Helson (Paul Bunyan)  and Peter (Hänsel & Gretel) all for the Royal College of Music, London.  He made his Barbican Debut in Iain Burside's 'A Soldier and a Maker' and last season shared the stage with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Sir Thomas Allen as Frank in John Copley's production of Die Fledermaus. 

Recent 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. Timothy recently performed with the European Baroque Ensemble in a concert tour of  'Mozart by Candlelight'.

Timothy studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and graduated from the Royal College of Music's International Opera School. He is a Britten Pears Young Artist (ENOA) and was recipient of a HelpMusicians Postgraduate Performance award, a Les Azuriales Young Artist, winner of the Kerry-Keane Award and finalist in the 2016 Lies Askonas Prize and OberÖsterreichischer Operetten Wettbewerb 2019.