Timothy Murray



Heralded for his “firm, flexible baritone” (New York Times) and “swaggering, rakish” stage presence (Opera News), baritone Timothy Murray has won recognition in such competitions as the Loren. L. Zachary competition, The Sullivan Foundation, Glyndebourne Opera Cup, and the Mario Lanza competition, and was a Grand Finalist in the Laffont Competition at the Metropolitan Opera. Most recently, he performed in the Adler Fellowship Concert singing excerpts from Il barbiere di Siviglia and Don Pasquale with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra under the baton of Music Director Eun Sun Kim.

Murray has just completed his final year as a member of the Adler Fellowship Program at San Francisco Opera. Season assignments as an Adler included covers of the title role in a new production of Don Giovanni, and Eugene Onegin, the role of Stone in The Dream of the Red Chamber, Scarus in John Adam’s world premiere of Antony & Cleopatra, multiple covers in Dialogues des Carmélites, and Marchese d’Obigny in La Traviata. Highlights of the 22/23 outside of San Francisco include the title role in Don Giovanni for a return to North Carolina Opera, Marcello in La bohème with San Francisco Opera, Dancaïre in Carmen with the Reno Philharmonic, Horace in Paul Moravec’s operatic adaptation of The Shining with Opera Parallèle and Vaughan-Williams’ Five Mystical Songs with the Golden Gate Men’s Chorus. 

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“Timothy Murray sang with a firm, flexible baritone”

The New York Times

“Valmont was sung by Timothy Murray, who has a consistent, attractive baritone and grows into the swaggering, rakish aspects of the role as the opera progresses…”


Opera News

“Timothy Murray masterfully balanced seductiveness and smarminess, and displayed a superb legato line. He is a Mozartean to the manner born, and his performance of ‘Hai giá vinta la causa’ was the evening’s highlight.”

Broadstreet Review