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Biography

Timothy Edmundson is a graduate of the Alexander Gibson Opera School at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS). His studies were sponsored by the Dewar Arts Awards. 

 

Operatic roles include Leporello Don Giovanni for Ensemble Orquesta, 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.

 

Timothy enjoys collaborating with upcoming composers in both opera and song repertoire, and regularly takes part in workshops and performances of new repertoire. In 2023, he covered and performed the role of Krumpelblatt in Elena Langer's Four Sisters at very short notice for RCS Opera.

He regularly sings with the Chorus of Scottish Opera and has recently covered the role of Chief Inspector LittleJohn in the U.K Premiere of Jonathan Dove's Marx in London! and sung on the recording of Opsnizing Dad with the Wallace Collection.

 

Scenic roles and covers include Il Conte Le nozze di Figaro, 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.

 

Other prestigious events include 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 & Belshazzar, 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

A keen recitalist, he enjoys performing song repertoire including performances of Schubert Schwanengesang and Finzi Before and After Summer. 

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

Upcoming engagements include chorus in Oedipus Rex. He will also cover the roles of Tiresias Oedipus Rex and Superintendent Budd Albert Herring, both for Scottish Opera.

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