“Timothy Murray stood out for his rich baritone and magnetic swagger, and the nerve to perform much of the opera in boxer briefs”

- Opera CANADA

         This season, Tim brings his “firm, flexible baritone” (New York Times) and “swaggering, rakish” stage presence (Opera News) to North Carolina Opera for his role debut as Don Giovanni and to San Francisco Opera for Marcello in the company’s centennial event “Bohème Out of the Box”. Tim also debuts with both Opera Parallèle in The Shining and the Golden Gate Men’s Chorus for Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs.

           While an Adler Fellow at San Francisco Opera, Tim has had the privilege to cover the title roles in The Barber of Seville, Eugene Onegin, and Don Giovanni, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, and The Jailor in Dialogues des Carmélites, as well as sing Scarus in the world premiere of John Adams’ Antony & Cleopatra, Marchese d’Obigny in La Traviata, Sciarrone in Tosca, and Stone/Voice in Dream of the Red Chamber. He concluded his time as an Adler Fellow singing Billy Budd under the baton of SF Opera Music Director Eun Sun Kim in a performance which was praised by the SF Chronicle as “tender and sonorous”.

           Tim is a 2022 George London Foundation award winner and was a Grand Finalist in the 2021 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Additionally, he has won recognition in competitions from The Sullivan Foundation, Loren L. Zachary Society, Glyndebourne Opera Cup, and the Mario Lanza competition.

           As a participant in the Merola Opera Program, Tim created 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. Previous highlights include Schaunard (La Bohème) for North Carolina Opera, William Dale (Silent Night) with Arizona Opera, Il Conte (Le nozze di Figaro) and Mercutio (Roméo et Juliette) with The Academy of Vocal Arts, and covering the title role in Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s Eugene Onegin.

           On the concert stage, he made his San Francisco Symphony Chorus debut in Carmina Burana, 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.

           Tim grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is a graduate of the Academy of Vocal Arts, Manhattan School of Music, and the University of Minnesota.