AZO Cast Members & Creatives
Lauded for his “...consistent, attractive baritone” (Opera News) and “...ﬁrm, ﬂexible baritone” (The New York Times), Wisconsin-born baritone Tim Murray is a recent graduate of the Resident Artist Program with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. During his time there, Mr. Murray covered the title roles in Eugene Onegin and The Barber of Seville and performed Zaretsky/The Captain in Eugene Onegin, Guy Cotter in Everest, and Marullo in Rigoletto. Mr. Murray’s 2016/17 season included a return to the Oratorio Society of New York to cover the baritone soloist in Britten’s War Requiem, Silvio in I pagliacci with Cedar Rapids Opera, Dandini in Cinderella with ARE Opera, NYC, and Moralés in Carmen and Ananias in Britten’s The Burning Fiery Furnace with Central City Opera as a member of the Apprentice Artist program.
Recently, Tim made his New Jersey Symphony debut as the baritone soloist in Berlioz’s Lélio under the baton of Jacques Lacombe and his debut with the Oratorio Society of New York as Pater Ecstaticus in Mahler’s 8th Symphony. While a student at Manhattan School of Music, Mr. Murray performed Le Vicomte de Valmont in The Dangerous Liaisons - the opera based on the notorious book and ﬁlm. Tim is thrilled to have recorded the role for the ﬁrst complete album of this opera with Albany Records. He has also performed Leporello (Don Giovanni) and Le Meurtrier (Bloch’s Macbeth) at Manhattan School of Music, Harlekin (Ariadne auf Naxos) with Twin Cities Fringe Opera, and the baritone soloist (Fauré Requiem), Leporello (Don Giovanni), and Peter Quince (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) at the University of Minnesota. Tim also had the pleasure of working with Minnesota Opera during his undergraduate studies as both a member of the chorus (Die Zauberﬂöte, Manon Lescaut, Hamlet) and as a performer for their elementary school outreach program; an opportunity in which performance is paired with interactive teaching to bring opera into elementary schools throughout rural Minnesota.
Mr. Murray won ﬁrst prize in the Schubert Club Scholarship Competition and is a recipient of the Edgar Foster Daniels Scholarship for Voice. He is also a 2018 District Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.