American conductor Timothy Myers enjoys a career that encompasses a wide breadth of opera and symphonic repertoire, as well as a continued commitment to quality long-term relationships with institutions and artists.
Noteworthy recent engagements have included concerts with the North Carolina Symphony and Baltimore Symphony, Adams’ Doctor Atomic and R. Strauss’ Capriccio with Curtis Opera Theatre, a Lyric Opera of Chicago debut conducting Rising Stars in Concert, and the workshop of Ricky Ian Gordon and Lynn Nottage’s commission for the Metropolitan Opera, Intimate Apparel.
In 2016. Myers made his European debut with a highly acclaimed production of Barber’s Vanessa at Wexford Festival Opera, where he returns in 2017 to lead a highly anticipated new production of Jacopo Foroni’s rediscovered Margherita, marking the opera’s first performances since 1852.
Also in the 17-18 season Myers continues his long affiliation with Houston Grand Opera conducting Bernstein’s West Side Story; a debut with Florida Grand Opera leading his first Salome; Samson et Dalila in concert for his return as a guest conductor at North Carolina Opera; a double-bill of I pagliacci and Gianni Schicchi at Utah Opera; and Sweeney Todd at Atlanta Opera. Future seasons include debuts at Santa Fe Opera, Minnesota Opera, Austin Opera, and the Winston-Salem Symphony as a music director finalist.
An experienced collaborator in the creation of new works, Myers has conducted world premieres at Houston Grand Opera, Washington National Opera, Fort Worth Opera, and Opera Africa. He is currently involved in the development of a new work for Minnesota Opera, of which he will conduct the world premiere in 2019.
With the close of the 16-17 season, Myers concluded his nearly decade-long tenure as the Artistic and Music Director of North Carolina Opera, where Myers’ work inspired a precipitous rise in the performance standard and the forging of collaborations with multiple local and national organizations. Repertoire highlights from his tenure include Das Rheingold, Act II of Tristan und Isolde and Act I of Die Walküre, Eugene Onegin and Rusalka.
A protégé of Lorin Maazel, Myers was the first associate conductor of the Castleton Festival, where he led multiple symphonic and opera performances over his tenure. Myers has conducted the American, Jerusalem, Beijing NCPA, Milwaukee, North Carolina, Portland (ME), Toledo, Chautauqua, Tulsa and Palm Beach symphony orchestras, the Malaysian, Johannesburg and Brooklyn philharmonic orchestras, and appeared at the Wolf Trap, Central City, Castleton and Music Academy of the West festivals.