Heralded for his “firm, flexible baritone” (New York Times) and “swaggering, rakish” stage presence (Opera News), baritone Timothy Murray has won recognition in competitions from The Sullivan Foundation, Loren L. Zachary Society, Glyndebourne Opera Cup, and the Mario Lanza competition. He is a 2022 George London Foundation award winner and was a Grand Finalist in the 2021 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
Tim is currently a member of the Adler Fellowship Program at San Francisco Opera. Current season assignments include covering the title role in a new production of Don Giovanni, Stone (The Dream of the Red Chamber), Scarus in John Adam's world premiere of Antony & Cleopatra, covering the title role in Eugene Onegin, multiple covers in Dialogues des Carmélites, and Marchese d’Obigny (La traviata). Other season highlights include Schaunard (La bohème) with North Carolina Opera and his San Francisco Symphony debut as the baritone soloist in Carmina Burana.
In the 2020-2021 seaon, Tim performed in the Adler Fellowship Concert singing excerpts from Il barbiere di Siviglia and Don Pasquale with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra under the baton of Music Director Eun Sun Kim, sang Sciarrone (Tosca), covered Figaro (The Barber of Seville), and covered Guglielmo in a new production of Così fan tutte. He also performed duets from I puritani, Les pêcheurs de perles, and The Merry Widow in San Francisco Opera’s Adlers: LIVE at the drive-in concert.
As a participant in the 2019 Merola Opera Program, he performed 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 William Dale (Silent Night) with Arizona Opera, Il Conte (Le nozze di Figaro) and Mercutio (Roméo et Juliette) with The Academy of Vocal Arts, covering the title role in Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s Eugene Onegin, his New Jersey Symphony debut as the baritone soloist 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.