Timothy Birt Lyric Tenor
Mr. Birt’s prepared and performed repertoire includes such diverse dramatic roles as Nemorino in L’Elisir d’Amore, Tonio, in La fille du regiment, Monostatos and Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Beppe in I Pagliacci, and King Kaspar in Amahl & the Night Visitors.
Active as a concert soloist, In 2010 Mr. Birt returned to South Texas lyric Opera to reprise his role of Obadiah in Mendelssohn’s Elijah. Then later in February 2010 he made his Carnegie Hall debut as the tenor soloist in Dewi Sant by Arwel Hughes.
Timothy Birt, tenor, hails from San Antonio, Texas. He received his Bachelors in Vocal Performance from Texas State University in 2001. He was soon accepted into Indiana University where continued his studies under the famous soprano Virginia Zeani. After her retirement he studied with renown Baritone Andreas Poulimenos.
2017 He debuted for the newly formed Opera San Antonio as Malcom in Verdi's Macbeth.
Earlier, In 2016 Mr.Birt sang the role of Pedrillo/Spock in the critically acclaimed “Star Trek” version of Mozart's opera Abduction from the Seraglio with Opera Piccola San Antonio. In 2015 He was a featured soloist on the Empire Theater stage with Opera Piccola in their Opera vs Broadway production. Later in 2015 He sang the role of Scott Fitzgerald in Bernard J.Taylor's Road to Madness. In 2013 Mr Birt Performed the role of Joe the loiterer in in Virgil Thompson's the Mother of us all. In 2012 Mr Birt was the tenor soloist for St Paul's Catholic Churchs' production of Mozart's Requiem. He also performed a solo recital in 2013 at Mcallister hall on the campus of San Antonio College
In 2011 Mr Birt reprised the role of Count Almaviva In the Barber of Seville for Ashlawn Opera Festival. Later that year he successfully debuted two roles. First as Elvino in La Sonnambula for Salt Marsh Opera, and later as Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola for Sparkling City Light Opera.
In the 2010/11 season, Mr. Birt returned to South Texas Lyric Opera to perform Rodolfo in La Bohème, a role he sang again later that year at the University of Texas, San Antonio. In the spring he returned to Opera in the Heights and sang Nadir in Les Pêcheurs de Perles and once again received critical acclaim from the Houston Chronicle for his performance. In early summer he appeared with San Antonio Opera as Ralph Rackstraw in H.M.S. Pinafore.
In 2009 Timothy Birt debuted with South Texas Lyric Opera as Il Duca di Mantua in Rigoletto. That year he also debuted the role of Des Grieux in Manon at Opera in the heights to great critical acclaim. He sang at Teatro Grattacielo in New York City in Wolf-Ferrari’s I Gioielli della Madonna and in Calgi, Italy he sang Dr. Cajus in Falstaff. In 2008 he appeared with San Antonio Opera as El Remendado in Carmen, as well as also making a successful debut with the Opera Theater of Lakeland as Conte Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia