- Resident Artists
Timothy Mix - Ping
Recipient of a 2008 Richard Tucker Foundation Career Grant, Timothy Mix is recognized for the beauty of his voice and his compelling stage presence. He received critical acclaim for his pivotal role as Edward Gaines in the New York premiere of Richard Danielpour and Toni Morrison’s Margaret Garner, in a new production by Tazewell Thompson, for which the American baritone received New York City Opera’s 2008 Christopher Keene Award.
The 2010/11 season will bring Timothy Mix back to Washington National Opera in the role of Renato in James Robinson’s production of Un Ballo in Maschera conducted by Daniele Callegari, to the San Francisco Opera to sing in the company premiere of Alfano’s Cyrano de Bergerac as Le Bret in a new production by Petrika Ionesco and conducted by Patrick Fournillier as well as Prus in Janácek’s The Makropolus Case, conducted by Jiři Bělohlávek and directed by Olivier Tambosi. The artist will then join Portland Opera as Ping in Turandot under Leonardo Vordoni and directed by Christopher Alden. Timothy Mix will wrap up his season by singing Albert in Werther with the Washington Concert Opera, conducted by Antony Walker.
During the 2009/10 season, Timothy Mix made his Washington National Opera debut as Ford in Falstaff, conducted by Sebastian Lang-Lessing, as well as his San Francisco Opera debut in La Fanciulla del West, under the baton of Nicola Luisotti. He also sang his first performances with Arizona Opera as Marcello in La Bohème, brought his Belcore to Toledo Opera’s L’elisir d’amore, joined Opera Southwest as Escamillo in Carmen, and sang Handel’s Messiah with the Pacific Symphony.
The 2008/09 season featured a pair of notable house debuts: at Dallas Opera as the Duke of Nottingham in the Stephen Lawless production of Donizetti’s Roberto Devereaux, conducted by Graeme Jenkins, and at Michigan Opera Theatre as Edward Gaines in Kenny Leon’s production of Margaret Garner. Mr. Mix also sang the role of Marcello in La Bohème at both Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and Palm Beach Opera. His concert calendar included Fauré’s Requiem with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Beethoven’s Mass in C and Dvorák’s Te Deum with Voices of Ascension, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, and an opera gala with the Springfield Symphony.
Career highlights include his Boston Lyric Opera debut as Marcello; Escamillo in Carmen for his Opera Colorado debut, conducted by Stephen Lord; his role debut as Yevgeny Onegin at Virginia’s Todi Music Fest; Ford in Falstaff at New York City Opera; Belcore in a new James Robinson production of L’elisir d’amore at Opera Colorado; Clayton McAllister in Carlisle Floyd’s Cold Sassy Tree at Atlanta Opera; Monterone in Rigoletto and Mr. Flint in Billy Budd, both with Pittsburgh Opera; and his Baltimore Opera debut as Krušina in Smetana’s The Bartered Bride.
A former Pittsburgh Opera Center artist, Timothy Mix has sung with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Asheville Symphony, the Yaraslavl Symphony in Russia, and the Finnish National Opera Orchestra. With Pittsburgh Opera, his performances include Baron Douphol (also covering Germont) in La Traviata, Don Fernando in Fidelio and Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro. He was singled out for his outstanding performance as Henry Cuffe in a new Colin Graham production of Britten’s Gloriana conducted by Steuart Bedford at Opera Theatre of St. Louis in their 2005 season. He has also sung the title role in Gianni Schicchi and Michele in Il Tabarro with Peabody Opera and Stankar in Stiffelio at Sarasota Opera. Other roles in his repertoire include Valentin in Faust and Nick Shadow in The Rake’s Progress. In concert, he has performed the Fauré Requiem, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Handel’s Israel in Egypt. He also has appeared in recital on tour in Russia.
Having received the Founder’s Award from the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and the Helen Jepson Dellera Award from the Bradenton Opera Guild, he has also received awards in several competitions, most notably the Mirjam Helen International Singing Competition, the Palm Beach Opera Competition and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. In addition to being a 2007 recipient of a Sullivan Foundation grant, he was a first prize winner in the Rosa Ponselle All Marylanders Competition, the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts and the Catherine Filene Shouse Youth Scholarship Competition.