Timothy Myers

Artistic Director & Principal Conductor, North Carolina Opera

Biography

With a diverse and adventurous repertoire of symphonic works and more than 60 operas, conductor TIMOTHY MYERS is proving himself as an intrepid young maestro with his finger on the pulse of today’s musical world.  His commanding performances of the core repertoire are enhanced by his passion for fusing genres and styles, and his personal warmth and approachability forge connections with audiences internationally.

Myers’ recent and upcoming engagements include the Atlanta, Portland, Toledo, Chautauqua and Tulsa symphony orchestras, the Malaysian Philharmonic, Houston Grand Opera, Washington National Opera, Opera Philadelphia, and the Wolf Trap Festival.  A seasoned collaborator in developing new works Myers recently conduced the world premieres of Ricky Ian Gordon’s “A Coffin in Egypt” at Houston Grand Opera featuring Frederica von Stade, Crozier’s “With Blood, With Ink” at Fort Worth Opera, and John Supko’s “All Souls” at Washington D.C.’s National Gallery of Art.

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Reviews

“Conductor Timothy Myers makes it easy for such moments, his masterful, utterly confident control revealing Mozart’s deep insights into human nature. At Saturday’s opening, Myers was on fire from the first phrases of the overture, propelling the score along with unflagging energy and effervescence. His double duty as harpsichordist for the recitatives was impressive and amusing, his baton between his teeth for the quick change to the keyboard.”

Roy C. Dicks

News & Observer

“Timothy Myers conducted an excellent orchestra; his musical insight and instincts are perfect for the operatic pit, and his connection with the singers during moments of recitative was obvious. Myers is an astoundingly gifted young musician and a true treasure to have with the North Carolina Opera as its musical director. (La Traviata, North Carolina Opera)”

Harrison Russin

CVNC

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“Conductor Timothy Myers makes it easy for such moments, his masterful, utterly confident control revealing Mozart’s deep insights into human nature. At Saturday’s opening, Myers was on fire from the first phrases of the overture, propelling the score along with unflagging energy and effervescence. His double duty as harpsichordist for the recitatives was impressive and amusing, his baton between his teeth for the quick change to the keyboard.”

Roy C. Dicks, News & Observer 

“Timothy Myers conducted an excellent orchestra; his musical insight and instincts are perfect for the operatic pit, and his connection with the singers during moments of recitative was obvious. Myers is an astoundingly gifted young musician and a true treasure to have with the North Carolina Opera as its musical director. (La Traviata, North Carolina Opera)”

Harrison Russin, CVNC 

“In many ways the night belonged to the orchestra and chorus. Conductor Timothy Myers was in masterful control of every phrase, bringing out the subtleties of Verdi’s score as well as the stirring drama. (Aida, North Carolina Opera)”

Roy C. Dicks, News & Observer 

“Conductor Timothy Myers gave clear and sympathetic musical leadership… (With Blood, With Ink, Fort Worth Opera)”

Scott Cantrell, The Dallas Morning News 

“The orchestrations for the small, nine-member instrumental ensemble, ably led by Timothy Myers, are skillfully and colorfully calibrated to support and echo the singers rather than compete with them. (A Coffin in Egypt, Opera Philadelphia)”

Heidi Waleson, Wall Street Journal 

“A nine-person instrumental ensemble is smoothly conducted by Timothy Myers. (A Coffin in Egypt, Houston Grand Opera) ”

George Loomis, Financial Times 

“The second half of the program was devoted to the “Firebird” Suite, in one of the finest performances I have heard by the Portland Symphony Orchestra in many years, encompassing a huge range of dynamics, startling contrasts, lyricism, tone painting and orchestral color. In some of the passages, it seemed as if an invisible choir were singing behind the instruments. The final hymn lived up to its billing as one of the most stirring orchestral passages ever written.”

Christopher Hyde, Portland Press Herald 

“Young for one in his profession but climbing the ranks quickly is American conductor Timothy Myers, who brings vigour to his leadership of the JPO. Bizet’s exotic rhythms and musical colours, considered scandalously outlandish at the opera’s debut, flourish under his baton. (Carmen, Opera Africa)”

Dillon Davie, Mail & Guardian