B i o g r a p h y
Timothy Birt is a talent on the rise, with his agile, lyric voice, his charming good looks and alluring stage presence he exemplifies the romantic leading tenor.
Recent performances include Joe in Randal Thompson’s Mother of Us All, Count Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Ashlawn Opera Festival, Elvino in La Sonnambula for Salt Marsh Opera, and Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola for Sparkling City Light Opera.
Other career highlights in the 2010/11 season include, Rodolfo in La Boheme with South Texas Lyric Opera, Nadir in Les Peêcheurs de Perles with Opera in the Heights and Ralph Rackstraw in H.M.S. Pinafore with San Antonio Opera.
In 2009 Birt debuted with South Texas Lyric Opera as Il Duca di Mantua in Rigoletto and also performed the role of Des Grieux in Manon there to great critical acclaim. He sang at New York City’s Teatro Grattacielo in Wolf-Ferrari’s I Gioielli della Madonna and in Calgi, Italy he sang Dr. Cajus in Falstaff for Professional Advantage. In 2008 he appeared with San Antonio Opera as El Remendado in Carmen and Prince Yamadori in Madama Butterfly, as well as also making a successful debut with the Opera Theater of Lakeland as Conte Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia.
Active as a concert soloist, this year he will be returning to South Texas Lyric Opera to reprise the role of Obadiah in Mendelssohn’s Elijah. In February 2010 he made his Carnegie Hall debut as the tenor soloist in Dewi Sant by Arwel Hughes.