Internationally acclaimed for his eloquence, energy, and command on the podium, Timothy Myers is driven by a wide breadth of repertoire and projects. He opened his 2019-20 season to rave reviews at the Wexford Festival, where he conducted Massenet’s Don Quichotte, dubbed by The Sunday Times as “the festival hit, thanks to Rodula Gaitanou’s moving direction…and eloquent conducting by Timothy Myers” (his third appearance there). Recognized for his ability to engage audiences through his in-depth and versatile artistic planning, Myers is known for his authentic, resonant, and creative vision on and off the stage.
Recent highlights include Timothy’s debut with Santa Fe Opera conducting Bizet’s Les pêcheurs des perles, conducting the world premiere of The Fix (Joel Puckett/Eric Simonson) for his debut at Minnesota Opera, and leading Silent Night (Kevin Puts) for his debut at Austin Opera. He also conducted the recent hit production of Bernstein’s West Side Story at Houston Grand Opera. An experienced collaborator in the creation of new works, Myers has conducted world premieres at Houston Grand Opera, Washington National Opera, Fort Worth Opera, and Opera Africa.
A protégé of Lorin Maazel, Myers was the first associate conductor of the Castleton Festival, where he led multiple symphonic and opera performances over his tenure. His concert work has led him to work with orchestras internationally, including the American, Jerusalem, Beijing NCPA, North Carolina, Portland (ME), Toledo, Chautauqua Symphonies, as well as the Malaysian, Johannesburg and Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestras.
With the close of the 16/17 season, Myers concluded his tenure as the Artistic and Music Director of North Carolina Opera, where his work inspired a precipitous rise in the performance standard and the forging of collaborations with multiple local and national organizations. Repertoire highlights from his tenure include Wagner’s Das Rheingold, Act II of Tristan und Isolde and Act I of Die Walküre, Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and Dvorak’s Rusalka; most recently, he returned to conduct Act III of Wagner’s Siegfried in November 2019.