Composer Opera Role
M. Adamo Little Women Laurie
S. Barber Vanessa Anatol
V. Bellini I Capuletti e I Montecchi Tebaldo
A. Berg Wozzeck Andres
H. Berlioz La Damnation de Faust Faust*
Les Troyens Iopas
L. Bernstein Candide Candide*
West Side Story Tony*
G. Bizet Les Pêcheurs de Perles Nadir
B. Britte Albert Herring Albert
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Lysander, Flute*
Billy Budd Young Novice
Peter Grimes Pastor Adams*
The Rape of Lucretia Male Chorus*
L. Delibes Lakmé Gérald
G. Donizetti L’Elisir d’Amore Nemorino*
Don Pasquale Ernesto
Lucia di Lammermoor Arturo
Floyd The Grapes of Wrath Sam
P. Glass Satyagraha Mahatma Gandhi*
C. W. Gluck Iphigénie en Tauride Pylade
C. Gounod Roméo et Juliette Roméo, Tybalt**
G. F. Händel Semele Jupiter
J. Heggie Dead Man Walking Father Grenville
E. Kálmán Der Zigeunerprimas Gaston*
F. Léhar Das Land des Lächelns Prince Sou-Chong
Die Lustige Witwe Camille de Rosillon*
R. Leoncavallo Pagliacci Beppe
T. McNally Masterclass Anthony Candolino*
C. Monteverdi L’Incoronazione di Poppea Nerone*
W. A. Mozart Cosi fan tutte Ferrando**
Don Giovanni Don Ottavio
Die Entführung aus dem Serail Belmonte*, Pedrillo*
La Finta Semplice Fracasso*
Idomeneo Idamante, Arbace*
Zaide Gomatz*
Die Zauberflöte Tamino*
M. Mussorgsky Boris Godunov Grigorij**, The Fool-in-Christ*
J. Offenbach Les Contes d’Hoffmann Hoffmann
La Grande Duchesse von Gérolstein Fritz*
G. Puccini Gianni Schicchi Rinuccio
G. Rossini Il Barbiere di Siviglia Count Almaviva
J. Strauss Die Fledermaus Alfred
Der Lustige Krieg Colonel Umberto Spinoli
R. Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos Brighella*, Tanzmeister
Capriccio Flamand
Der Rosenkavalier Italian Singer
Die Liebe der Danae Erster König*
Salome Narraboth, Erster Jude*
I. Stravinsky The Rake’s Progress Tom Rakewell
A. Sullivan H.M.S. Pinafore Ralph Rackstraw
The Mikado Nanki-Poo
The Pirates of Penzance Frederic
Utopia Limited Captain Fitzbattleaxe*
C. Susa Tranformations The Prince*
P. I. Tschaikovsky Eugene Onegin Lenski, Triquet*
G. Verdi Falstaff Fenton
La Traviata Alfredo
Macbeth Malcolm*
Otello Cassio
Rigoletto Il Duca di Mantua**
R. Wagner Der Fliegende Holländer Der Steuermann*
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg David**, Balthasar Zorn*, Ulrich Eislinger*
Parsifal Erster Gralsritter, Dritter Knappe, Vierter Knappe*
Das Rheingold Froh, Loge
Tristan und Isolde Junger Seemann*
R. Ward The Crucible Reverend Parris*
K. Weill Tobby Higgins*, Jakob Schmidt

*Role perfomed (or hired to perform)
** Role covered

Concert Repertoire
J. S. Bach – St. Matthew Passion; St. John Passion; Magnificat; Mass in B-minor, Christmas Oratorio
L. v. Beethoven – Missa Solemnis; Symphony Nr. 9; C Dur Messe
B. Britten . War Requiem
A. Dvorak – Stabat Mater; Mass in D
G. Finzi – Dies Natalis
C. Gounod – St. Cecilia Mass
G. F. Händel – Judas Maccabäus; Messiah
J. Haydn – Die Schöpfung; Lord Nelson Mass
L. Janáček – Vater Unser
F. Mendelssohn – Elijah
W. A. Mozart – Requiem; Mass in C-minor
C. Orff – Carmina Burana
G. Rossini – Petite Messe Solennelle; Stabat Mater
C. Saint-Saens – Christmas Oratorio
F. Schmidt – Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln
G. Verdi – Requiem


Timothy Oliver

American tenor, Timothy Oliver, was most recently recognized this past February 2017 by Das Opernglas for his portrayal of Loge in the new Rheingold Production at the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater as “vocally brilliant” and “intelligently sly.” Incidentally, Opernwelt agreed writing “Timothy Oliver distinguishes himself as a clever countryman Loge with intelligent elocution.”

Mr. Oliver began his career by earning a "fest contract" with the world famous Semperoper in Dresden, Germany. In his time there, Mr. Oliver has performed in over 50 operas with over 60 roles in his repertoire. Such roles include the Steuermann in Wagner's Der Fliegende Holländer, Brighella and the Tanzmeister from Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos, Arbace from Mozart's Idomeneo, Pedrillo from Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail, The Fool in Christ from Mussorsgy’s Boris Godunov, and Camille de Rosillon from Léhar's Die Lustige Witwe. Mr. Oliver’s work in modern music at the Semperoper earned him praise from Die Welt which wrote of his portrayal as the 2nd Soldier in Hans Werner Henze’s, We Come to the River, as "the strongest vocal performance of the evening.”

He is looking forward to more role debuts and reprisals at the Semperoper this season 2017/2018 first as the Radio Singer in Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti, followed by the role of Graf Albert in the new Die Tote Stadt production, Triquet in Eugen Onegin, and Don Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro. Furthermore, Mr. Oliver is extremely excited for his debut with the Salzburg Osternfestspiele at the end of March 2018 as the role of Habinnas in Bruno Maderna’s chamber opera Satyricon.

In addition to his numerous performances at the Semperoper and concert appearances, Mr. Oliver maintains a close relationship with the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater. After his first appearance in Oldenburg in 2016 in the role of Gandhi in Philip Glass’ Satyagraha, Mr. Oliver was invited to return for his debut in February of 2017 as Loge in Rheingold. He is looking forward to debuting in the fall of 2018 as Mime in Siegfried as the new Ring production continues. Mr. Oliver’s debut at the Komische Oper in Berlin last season was the result of jumping in at the last minute for a new production of the modern opera from HK Gruber Die Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald. This was followed by two further invitations from the Komische Oper for the role of Ulrich Eißlinger in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and the role of John Darling in the new production of Richard Ayer’s opera Peter Pan. Mr. Oliver returns to the Komische Oper for the season 2017/18 as Prince Arjuna in Philip Glass’ Satyagraha and will travel in April 2018 to Japan with the Komische Oper’s world famous Die Zauberflöte production in the role of Monostatos.

Mr. Oliver has also recently enjoyed a successful debut with the Oper Leipzig in the European premiere of Gordon Getty’s The Canterville Ghost in the role of Cecil Cheshire, the recording of which can be heard on Apple Music and Spotify.

Mr. Oliver is equally at home on the concert and recital stage. He made his debut in 2008 at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Germany under the baton of Maestro Sebastian Weigle singing the famous Dying Swan in Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. Mr. Oliver maintains a very close relationship with Maestro Fabio Luisi who first brought him to Vienna in 2010 to the Musikverein where he sang the title role in Berlioz’s Damnation of Faust. Thereafter, Maestro Luisi has engaged him to sing with orchestras all over the world including the London Symphony, Vienna Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, and L’Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome. In addition, Mr. Oliver is a sought after interpreter of numerous Bach works, in particular the Weihnachtsoratorium, Johannes Passion and Matthäus Passion in both the roles of the Evangelist and Tenor Soloist.

Mr. Oliver has made acclaimed debuts at summer festivals in Austria, Germany and Italy in the leading lyric roles of Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, as well as, Nemorino in L'Elisir d'Amore. In the summer of 2008, he made his debut at the world renowned Bayreuther Festspiele as the Vierte Knappe in the new Parsifal production. He returned to Bayreuth in 2009 to reprise the role and take over the role of Ulrich Eislinger in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. He enjoyed returning to the United States in the summer of 2010 with a debut at the prestigious Santa Fe Opera summer festival in the role of Monostatos in Die Zauberflöte.

Hailing from Norfolk, Virginia, Mr. Oliver earned his Bachelor and Master's degrees from the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music in 2001 and 2003 where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with honors.






Über Stock und Stein

Immer ist Undank Loges Lohn


March 5, 2018

Tenor Timothy Oliver debuts at the Salzburg Easter Festival 2018!

Tenor Timothy Oliver will sing the role of Habinnas in the Maderna chamber opera Satyricon at the Salzburg Easter Festival on 28., 25. and 31. March 2018.