Adrian Timpau

Baritone

Biography

Baritone Adrian Timpau has been praised by critics as possessing “vocal glamour to burn and a magnetic stage persona.”   He is a second year participant of the Lindemann Young Artist program at the Metropolitan Opera and recent graduate of Opernhaus Zürich’s Opernstudio.

In the current 2018-19 season, Mr. Timpau makes his Metropolitan Opera house and role debut as Larkens in Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West conducted by Marco Armiliato and sings the role of Morales in Carmen under the baton of Louis Langreé. He returns to Opernhaus Zürich for his role debut as Nardo in Mozart’s 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.

In the 2017-2018 season, Mr. Timpau made his Opera Philadelphia debut as Escamillo in Carmen in a new production by Paul Curran, led by Yves Abel. Orchestral appearances included Escamillo with the Queensland Symphony under the baton of Music Director Alondra de la Para, multiple concerts with 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.

Recent operatic highlights include 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 new production of Donizetti’s L’assedio di Calais

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.

Reviews

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”

Laboratorium

Seen & Heard