Timothy Dawkins, UK-based opera bass singer

“Timothy Dawkins’ smokey, sonorous bass proved a fine choice for Sparafucile”

OPERA MAGAZINE

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Glyndebourne Festival: Graf Dominik (Strauss’ Arabella) and The Captain (Eugene Onegin), understudies of Pietro (Simon Boccanegra), Spencer Coyle (Britten’s Owen Wingrave), Immigration Officer (Jonathan Dove’s Flight), and roles in Berg’s Lulu.

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden: Understudy of various roles (The Nose – Shostokovich)

English National Opera: Understudy of Sparfucile (Jonathan Miller’s production of Verdi’s Rigoletto

Batignano Festival in Italy: Leporello (Don Giovanni)
(Understudied the role for ENO and Scottish Opera).

Timothy returned to Batignano to sing the title role in L’Ombra (Frederico Amendola) and the Mother (Kurt Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins).

Buxton Festival: Maítre André (Messager’s Fortunio).

Opera Holland Park: Colline (La Boheme) Quinault (Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur), Tom (Un Ballo in Maschera), Don Fernando (Fidelio), Angelotti (Tosca), Jake Wallace (La Fanciulla del West) Perichaud (La Rondine) Masetto (Don Giovanni), Baron Duphol (La Traviata).

Grange Park: Ashby (La Fanciulla del West), Badger / Parson (Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen), Angelotti (Tosca), Der Haushofmeister (Capriccio - Strauss), Sparafucile (Rigoletto), Surin (Tchaikowsky’s The Queen of Spades), Maítre André (Messager’s Fortunio).

English Touring Opera: Superintendent Budd (Albert Herring), Il Commendatore (Don Giovanni), Death (understudy)(Ullman’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis), Luther/Crespel (Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann), Arkel (understudy) (Debussy’s Pellease et Melisande), Le Bailli (understudy) (Massenet’s Werther)

Chelsea Opera Group: Le Spectre (Thomas’ Hamlet), Pirro / Acciano (Verdi’s I Lombardi) and Joerg Poeshel (Strauss’ Feuersnot) at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Aldeburgh Festival: Superintendent Budd (Albert Herring), Dottor Bombasto (Arlecchino – Busoni)

Longborough Festival: Sparafucile (Verdi’s Rigoletto), Don Fernando (Beethoven’s Fidelio),

London City Opera/Columbia Artists: Speaker (Magic Flute) on tour to the USA.

English Bach Festival: Winter, Sleep and Hymen (Purcell’s The Fairy Queen) at the Linbury Theatre, Covent Garden.

The Harare International Festival: Sarastro (Die Zauberflote).

Evreux Festival, Normandy: Roles in Mahagonny Songspiel, Happy End and Die Dreigroschenoper (Kurt Weill).

Other roles include: Basilio (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) on tour in the Middle East and for the Opera Project in Bristol; Mephistopheles (Faust) and Il Commendatore (Don Giovanni) for Edinburgh Grand Opera in the Festival Theatre; Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro in France and Switzerland for Diva Opera; Creon / Messenger (Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex) and Garrido (Massenet’s La Navarraise) at the Bloomsbury Theatre for Palace Opera; Luca (Walton’s The Bear) and Il Commendatore (Don Giovanni) for The Opera Project; the title role in Noye’s Fludde in west London; Don Alfonso (Cosi van Tutte) for Opera Inside Out; Prince Gremin (Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin), concert performance; Pistol (Verdi’s Falstaff), concert performance; King Baltazar (Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors), Aristeus and Charon in O4E at the Lowry Centre Manchester for Opera North; Benoit and Alcindoro (La Boheme) for Scottish Opera on Tour.

Timothy has also performed in Irving Berlin’s ‘Watch Your Step’ at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London.

Recordings: Giove and Nunzio 1 in Alexander Goehr’s Arianna to critical acclaim under the NMC label.

Understudies include: Alvise (La Gioconda), Bartolo (Le Nozze di Figaro) and Ludovico (Verdi’s Otello) for Opera North and Ferrando (Il Trovatore) for Scottish Opera.




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