Biography

Timothy Edmundson is a British baritone who is a graduate of the Alexander Gibson Opera at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) with a Bachelor of Music (Honours) and a Master of Music. He is grateful for his studies being supported by the Dewar Arts Awards, the Clemence Charitable Trust, the Mario Lanza Educational Foundation and a RCS Trust Scholarship.

 

Operatic roles include Minskman Flight, Curio Giulio Cesare, Macheath Die Dreigroschenoper, Betto di Signa Gianni Schicchi, all 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 Pandolfe Cendrillon, Smirnov The Bear, 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 Scottish Opera’s The Fiery Angel by Prokofiev. For the 2020/21 season, he was a member of the ‘Bridging the Gap’ scheme with the Dunedin Consort.

 

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. He has taken part in masterclasses with Patricia MacMahon, Philip Moll, Gidon Saks, Nicky Spence and Christopher Purves

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