“vocal glamour to burn and a magnetic stage presence.”
(Seen & Heard)
A former member of the Opernstudio of Opernhaus Zürich, Moldovan-born baritone Adrian Timpau joins the Metropolitan Opera this season as part of the Lindemann Young Artist Program.
Timpau recently made a debut at the Glimmerglass Festival as Eustachio in Francesca Zambello’s production of Donizetti’s L’assedio di Calais, and this season he joins both Opera Philadelphia under Yves Abel and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra under Alondra de la Parra as Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen.
Following his professional debut at Moldovan National Opera as Robert in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta, Adrian Timpau went on to grow his repertoire there to include roles such as Eugene Onegin, Escamillo and Yeletsky (Pique Dame). In Zürich, he has performed as Dancaïro (Carmen) and Schaunard (La bohème) with further roles in preparation including Marullo (Rigoletto), the title role in Le nozze di Figaro, Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Belcore (L’elisir d’amore) and Ford (Falstaff).
Timpau has been successful in a number of international singing competitions over the last few years, and was invited by Edith Wiens to participate in the 2016 Internationale Meistersinger Akademie in Neumarkt.
“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”