Timothy Myers Artistic & Music Director
About Timothy MyersTimothy Myers, with a diverse repertoire of symphonic works and more than 70 operas, has proven himself as a conductor, artistic director and collaborator with his finger on the pulse of today’s musical world.
Artistic and Music Director of North Carolina Opera since 2010, Myers’s success on the podium has been proven by a precipitous rise in the performance standard and his artistic vision has broadened the company’s repertoire to a variety ranging from Handel to Glass. He has forged multiple collaborations with institutions in North Carolina and beyond, and created stimulating productions and initiatives that have woven NCO into the fabric of its community. Under his leadership NCO joined Santa Fe Opera, Opera Philadelphia and Minnesota Opera as a co-commissioner of Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain, marking the company’s foray into commissioning.
Myers’s 2016/2017 engagements include new productions of Das Rheingold with North Carolina Opera and Doctor Atomic with Curtis Opera Theatre, a Wexford Festival Opera debut conducting Barber’s Vanessa, a return engagement to the subscription series of the North Carolina Symphony, a debut with the Baltimore Symphony, and the workshop of Ricky Ian Gordon and Lynn Nottage’s commission for the Metropolitan Opera. He conducted the 60th Anniversary production of The Ballad of Baby Doe at Central City Opera.
2015/2016 engagements included Madama Butterfly and Eugene Onegin at North Carolina Opera, Richard Strauss’s Capriccio at Opera Philadelphia / Curtis Institute of Music, the world premiere of Spears/Vavrek O Columbia at Houston Grand Opera, the world premiere of Woolf/Vincent Better Gods at Washington National Opera, and his Lincoln Center debut conducting Gordon’s A Coffin in Egypt, a work that Myers premiered and recorded at Houston Grand Opera.
Equally active on the symphonic stage, orchestras Myers has conducted include the American, Jerusalem, North Carolina, Portland, Toledo, Chautauqua, Tulsa and Palm Beach symphony orchestras, and the Malaysian, Johannesburg and Brooklyn philharmonic orchestras.
In 2012 Myers completed a three-year term as Principal Guest Conductor of Opera Africa in Johannesburg, where over his tenure he conducted nearly 30 performances and assisted the company in artistic development.
In 2009 Myers was appointed by his mentor Lorin Maazel as the first ever Associate Conductor of the Castleton Festival, where during his two-year tenure he conducted multiple symphonic and opera performances.
Myers’s other engagements have included the Beijing National Center for the Performing Arts, the Wolf Trap, Bard and Central City festivals, the opera companies of Palm Beach, Anchorage and Asheville, and Music Academy of the West. Myers has been engaged for assistant/associate/cover conductor positions with the New York Philharmonic, New York City Opera, Atlanta Symphony, American Symphony and London BBC Symphony.
Timothy holds a Masters in Music from Florida State University, a Bachelor in Philosophy from Southwestern College in Kansas, and has had the privilege of working with many renowned conductors including Lorin Maazel, James Conlon, Sir Neville Marriner, André Previn, and Robert Spano.