Adrian Timpau



Baritone Adrian Timpau has been praised by critics as possessing “vocal glamour to burn and a magnetic stage persona.”  He is a recent graduate of both the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera and Opernhaus Zürich’s International Opera Studio.

During the 2019-20 season, Mr. Timpau will make his house and role debuts as Marcello in La bohème at Seattle Opera, and as Ping in Turandot at Canadian Opera Company under the baton of Carlo Rizzi. He will also make his house debut in the title role in Eugene Onegin at Stadttheater Klagenfurt, and return to Opernhaus Zürich to reprise the role of Escamillo in Carmen.

In the 2018-19 season, Mr. Timpau made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Larkens in La Fanciulla del West conducted by Marco Armiliato, and sang the role of Morales in Carmen under the baton of Louis Langreé. He returned to Opernhaus Zürich for his role debut as Nardo in La Finta Giardiniera, and to Glimmerglass Opera for his role debut as Giorgio Germont in a new production of La Traviata directed by Francesca Zambello.

Recent operatic highlights include his Opera Philadelphia debut as Escamillo in a new production by Paul Curran, led by Yves Abel, both Schaunard in La bohème and Don Caïro in Carmen with Opernhaus Zürich, and his critically acclaimed debut at the Glimmerglass Festival as Eustachio in Francesca Zambello’s production of Donizetti’s L’assedio di Calais. Recent orchestral appearances include Escamillo with the Queensland Symphony under the baton of Music Director Alondra de la Para, multiple concerts with the Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series, and the baritone soloist in Vaughan Williams’s Dona Nobis Pacem at Saint Thomas Church in New York City. He was also featured in a joint recital presented by Four Arts Society in Palm Beach, Florida.

A native of Moldova, Timpau made his professional debut at the country’s National Opera as Robert in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and went on to build his repertoire with the title role in Eugene Onegin, Escamillo in Carmen, and Prince Yeletsky in Pique Dame. He has been successful in a number of international singing competitions and was a participant in the 2016 Internationale Meistersinger Akademie in Neumarkt, Germany.


The Moldovan baritone Adrian Timpau, sounding wonderful, conveyed dramatic and stylistic authority as Eustachio, the besieged city’s chief magistrate.

Fred Cohn

Opera News

“baritone Adrian Timpau…has vocal glamour to burn and a magnetic stage persona.”

Seen & Heard

“Adrian Timpau was very convincing in his acting and singing as Escamillo”


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