Timothy Connor, a kind of Stanley Kowalski character with a powerful voice, thrills as Laurent.
Timothy Connor is a ‘versatile and engaging young baritone’ (The Guardian) and has received acclaim for his interpretations of 20th Century and Contemporary Repertoire. Most recent operatic highlights include Kelvin (Solaris) Tarquinius (Rape of Lucretia) Nanda (The Transposed heads) Casimir (Die Polnische Hochzeit) and Conte Robinson (Matrimonio Secreto). 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. Future plans include Blazes/Officer 2 (The Lighthouse) Laurent Le Claire (Thérèse Raquin) Figaro (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Graf von Liebenau (Der Waffenschmied) at Theater an der Wien.
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 joins 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.