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 Opernhaus Zürich’s Opernstudio where he performed numerous roles including Schaunard in La bohème and Dancaïro in Carmen.
In the 2017-2018 season, Timpau makes his Opera Philadelphia debut as Escamillo in Carmen and enters his first year as a member of The Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Concert highlights include the baritone soloist in Vaughan Williams’s Dona Nobis Pacem at Saint Thomas Church in New York and a Lindemann Young Artists concert presented by Four Arts Society in Palm Beach, Florida.
Highlights of last season included a return to the Opernhaus Zürich as Schaunard in La bohème 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.
The Moldovan baritone Adrian Timpau, sounding wonderful, conveyed dramatic and stylistic authority as Eustachio, the besieged city’s chief magistrate.Fred Cohn
“baritone Adrian Timpau…has vocal glamour to burn and a magnetic stage persona.”
“Adrian Timpau was very convincing in his acting and singing as Escamillo”Laboratorium