“vocal glamour to burn and a magnetic stage presence.”
(Seen & Heard)
Moldovan-born baritone Adrian Timpau embarks upon his second season as a member of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Program, making his main stage debut as Larkens in Puccini’s La fanciulla del West under Marco Armiliato. The current season also brings Adrian’s return to Opernhaus Zürich, where he was formerly in the Opernstudio, as Nardo in Mozart’s La finta giardiniera conducted by Gianluco Capuano, and Morales (Carmen) at The Met under Omer Meir Wellber.
After a professional debut at Moldovan National Opera as Robert in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta, Adrian Timpau went on to expand his repertoire there to include roles such as Eugene Onegin, Escamillo (Carmen) and Yeletsky (Pique Dame). During his time at Opernhaus Zürich, he appeared as Dancaïro (Carmen), Schaunard (La bohème) and Marullo (Rigoletto), while preparing the roles of Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Belcore (L’elisir d’amore) and Ford (Falstaff).
Timpau recently received great acclaim for his portrayal of Eustachio in Francesca Zambello’s production of Donizetti’s L’assedio di Calais, marking his debut for Glimmerglass Opera, and he appeared as Escamillo last season with Opera Philadelphia under Yves Abel and in concert with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Alondra de la Parra.
Adrian Timpau has been a prize winner in a number of international singing competitions, and was invited by Edith Wiens to participate in the 2016 Internationale Meistersinger Akademie in Neumarkt.
“Adrian Timpau as Escamillo had an easy and charismatic voice and persona, owning his audiences on stage and off.”
(Bachtrack, April 2018)
“Adrian Timpau as Escamillo exudes such charisma, and his Toreador Song is delivered with panache. Timpau, above everyone else in the cast, commands attention.”
(Opera Critic, April 2018)
“The Moldovan baritone Adrian Timpau, sounding wonderful, conveyed dramatic and stylistic authority as Eustachio, the besieged city’s chief magistrate.”
(Opera Magazine, November 2017)
“Adrian Timpau possesses a dramatic baritone voice that easily fills the theatre. He sings with an emotional pull, allowing audiences to really feel each line he delivers. From the moment he sang his opening passages, it was evident that he was invested in the character and he sang with vigour and power in the opening duet.”
(Opera Wire, August 2017)
“With his smooth voice and ringing timbre, he’s an ideal Verdi baritone.”
(Bachtrack, August 2017)
“Possessing a fine lyric baritone and with Donizetti’s luxurious music to display it, Timpau’s performance suggests an important future career.”
(Opera Warhorses, August 2017)
“baritone Adrian Timpau as Dancaïro…has vocal glamour to burn and a magnetic stage persona.”
(Seen & Heard)
“Adrian Timpau was very convincing in his acting and singing as Escamillo”
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