Timothy Stoddard has been hailed by Opera News as having a “clear-voiced tenor.” A native of Idaho, he is an award-winning vocal musician and actor who focuses his time and interests in new music, works for the stage, and oratorio. His repertoire spans that of early music, chamber music, works of Broadway, traditional opera, and world premiere pieces, and he performs in the United States, as well as Europe and Asia.
In works ranging from Baroque to Classical, Timothy has interpreted the titular role in Mozart’s La Clemenza Di Tito, Mercurio in Cavalli’s La Calisto, Milord Fideling in the American premiere of Salieri’s La Cifra, all with dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, as well as Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus and Tamino in The Magic Flute and with the Muses Creative Artistry Project, and the First Armored Man and First Priest in the same work with Opera in Williamsburg. He appeared as Lucano/Liberto in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione Di Poppea with Bare Opera. In the works of Bach, he was tenor soloist for the B Minor Mass with the Utah Festival of Opera and Musical Theater, as well as Evangelist in the St. Matthew Passion. He has sung the tenor solos for both Mozart’s C Minor Mass and Vesperae Solennes De Confessore, as well as Purcell’s Welcome To All The Pleasures and Odes To St. Cecilia with the Pittsburgh Camerata and Chatham Baroque. He was also concertist in Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Choral Society of Grace Church in NYC.
His singing has been featured on radio programs with WQXR’s Young Artists Showcase and with WQED’s Pittsburgh Foundation’s Performance in Pittsburgh. As a recitalist, he has been heard at the Saugatuck Chamber Music Festival, Shadyside Presbyterian, Opera America, and NYC’s Blue Gallery. He has also been a guest performer with dance ensemble Susan Marshall & Company.
Timothy is passionate about new works by living composers, as well as works from the 20th century. He has performed the role of Actor 7 in All Is Calm with Boise Contemporary Theater + Opera Idaho and ensemble in Jabri’s Southern Crossings. At the Lucerne and Ultim Festivals, he sang as soloist in Berio’s CORO, which he also recorded with The Norwegian Soloist Choir and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra. At the Trondheim Chamber Music Festival, he sang ensemble in Saariaho’s L’amour De Loin. He has premiered the tenor roles in two Carson Kievman operas, Tesla and Intelligent Systems. With Experiments in Opera, he premiered the tenor roles in Flash Operas and Chunky In Heat, as well as roles in Lam/Fulton’s Rumplestiltskin and Jarrar/Goodwin’s A Christmas Carol. With Tri-Cities Opera + Opera Omaha, he sang the role of Izzy in Sankaram’s virtual reality iteration of Miranda.
He has been a fellow of the Lucerne Festival Academy under Sir Simon Rattle and Barbara Hannigan, as well as a young artist at the Utah Festival of Opera and Musical Theater. He has performed as part of community engagement for the Metropolitan Opera, the Metropolitan Opera Guild, and Opera Idaho. He has served as resident tenor for the American Opera Project’s Composers & the Voice fellowship. Additionally, he is a voice teacher and a grant panelist.
Timothy has received artist awards from the Heinz Endowments, The Pittsburgh Concert Society, NATS competitions of Chicago and Spokane, Arleen Auger Foundation, the American Scandinavian Society, and the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust. He holds degrees from the University of Idaho and the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.