Timothy Myers conductor
About Timothy MyersTimothy Myers enjoys a career that encompasses a wide breadth of repertoire and iconic projects, and demonstrates a commitment to quality long-term relationships with artists and institutions. In the 18/19 season Myers makes his Santa Fe Opera debut conducting Les pêcheurs des perles, conducts the world premiere of The Fix (Joel Puckett/Eric Simonson) for his debut at Minnesota Opera, leads Silent Night for his debut at Austin Opera where he also acts as artistic advisor, debuts at Opera Omaha conducting Pagliacci, and leads the Winston-Salem Symphony as a music director candidate, conducting a program of Jennifer Higdon, Missy Mazzoli, Ravel and Tchaikovsky.
In 2016 Myers made his European debut with a highly acclaimed production of Barber’s Vanessa at Wexford Festival Opera, where he returned in 2017 to lead a new production of Jacopo Foroni’s rediscovered Margherita, the first performances since 1852. Also in the 17/18 season Myers continued his long affiliation with Houston Grand Opera conducting a new production (Francesca Zambello) of Bernstein’s West Side Story; debuted with Florida Grand Opera leading his first Salome; conducted Samson et Dalila in concert for his return as a guest conductor at North Carolina Opera; led a double-bill of Pagliacci and Gianni Schicchi for his debut with Utah Symphony and Opera; and conducted Sweeney Todd for his Atlanta Opera debut.
Other noteworthy recent engagements have included concerts with the North Carolina Symphony and Baltimore Symphony, Adams’s Doctor Atomic and Richard Strauss’s Capriccio with Curtis Opera Theatre, a Lyric Opera of Chicago debut conducting the Rising Stars Concert, and the workshop of Ricky Ian Gordon and Lynn Nottage’s commission for the Metropolitan Opera, Intimate Apparel.
With the close of the 16/17 season, Myers concluded his tenure as the Artistic and Music Director of North Carolina Opera, where his 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, North Carolina, Portland (ME), Toledo, Chautauqua, Tulsa and Palm Beach symphony orchestras, and the Malaysian, Johannesburg and Brooklyn philharmonic orchestras.