Biography

British baritone Timothy Edmundson is currently in his final year of study at the Alexander Gibson Opera School under the tutelage of Scott Johnson at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS), Glasgow. He previously graduated from the RCS with both Honours in Vocal Studies and a Master of Music.

 

Recent operatic highlights include his role debuts as Macheath Die Dreigroschenoper and Betto di Signa Gianni Schicchi, both for RCS Opera, Papageno Die Zauberflöte for Berlin Opernfest, the title role in The Marriage of Figaro for Edinburgh Studio Opera and Schaunard La Bohème for Edinburgh Grand Opera. 

 

Scenic roles and covers include Faninal Der Rosenkavalier, 1st Lieutenant Billy Budd and Vater Hänsel und Gretel Sam Trouble in Tahiti, Valentin Faust, Zurga Les Pêcheurs de Perles, Count Almaviva Le Nozze di Figaro,  Malatesta Don Pasqaule, Guglielmo Così fan tutte and the title roles in Don Giovanni and Gianni Schicchi.  Chorus work has led to him performing at prestigious events such as the Edinburgh International Festival and the BBC Proms under the baton of conductors including Gustavo Dudamel, Daniel Barenboim and Sir Andrew Davis. Works including Mahler Symphony No.2, Stravinsky The Rake’s Progress, Wagner Götterdämmerung and Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel with Scottish Opera.

 

On the concert platform, Timothy is in demand throughout the United Kingdom and Europe with repertoire including Handel Messiah, Duruflé Requiem, Fauré Requiem, Puccini Messa di Gloria, Mozart Requiem and Beethoven Symphony No.9 which he performed at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. As a lay clerk with the Choir of Glasgow Cathedral, he is a frequent soloist, and was soloist with them for Haydn’s The Creation

 

Recent highlights include the Governors Recital Prize at RCS as a finalist in both 2019 and 2020 and was the winner of the Clare Castle Memorial Scholarship to perform the role of Papageno at Berlin Opera Academy. Future engagements include Curio Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Minskman Flight and Le Chat in L’enfant et les sortilèges with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the role of Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro with Ensemble Orquesta.

 

He is grateful for his studies being generously supported by RCS Trust Scholarship, the Dewar Arts Awards and the Mario Lanza Educational Foundation.

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