Timothy Myers, Artistic & Music Director
With a diverse repertoire of symphonic works and more than 70 operas, Timothy Myers has proven himself as a conductor, artistic director and collaborator with his finger on the pulse of today’s musical world.
Myers’ 2016/2017 conducting engagements include Das Rheingold and The Pearl Fishers with North Carolina Opera, Doctor Atomic with Curtis Opera Theatre, a Wexford Festival Opera debut conducting Barber’s Vanessa, his Lyric Opera Chicago debut conducting the Rising Stars Concert, 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.
Artistic and Music Director of North Carolina Opera since 2010, Myers’ success on the podium has been proven by a precipitous rise in the performance standard. Under his artistic 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. He has also forged collaborations with multiple institutions in North Carolina, and created stimulating productions and initiatives that have successfully woven NCO into the fabric of its community.
2015/2016 engagements included Madama Butterfly and Eugene Onegin at North Carolina Opera, Richard Strauss’ 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’ 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, Andre Previn and Robert Spano.
Timothy Myers in the news:
Raleigh News & Observer, ‘Das Rheingold’ marks another first for Tim Myers
Walter Magazine, Musical maverick: N.C. Opera’s Timothy Myers marches to his own beat