Internationally acclaimed for his eloquence, energy and command on the podium, Timothy Myers is driven by a wide breadth of repertoire and projects. In the 2020-2021 season, he begins his post as the Principal Conductor of Austin Opera, where he has served as Artistic Advisor since 2018. His Austin tenure begins with a concert featuring Isabel Leonard, filmed for broadcast on PBS and international digital and DVD release, and a production of Tosca at the Circuit of the Americas amphitheater. Also this season, Mr. Myers builds on his long-time relationships with two institutions, filming David T. Little and Royce Vavrek’s opera Vinkensport at Houston Grand Opera and a subscription concert with the North Carolina Symphony.
In opera, highlights of recent seasons include the Santa Fe Opera leading Bizet’s Les pêcheurs des perles, the world premiere of The Fix (Joel Puckett / Eric Simonson) at Minnesota Opera, a new production of West Side Story at Houston Grand Opera, a new production of Massenet’s Don Quichotte at the Wexford Festival (his third appearance there), and a concert version of Act III of Siegfried at North Carolina Opera.
A protégé of Lorin Maazel, Myers’ symphonic engagements have led him to work with orchestras internationally including the American, Jerusalem, Beijing NCPA, Milwaukee, North Carolina, Portland, Toledo, Chautauqua Symphonies, as well as the Malaysian, Johannesburg and Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestras.
With the close of the 16/17 season, Myers concluded his tenure as the Artistic and Music Director of North Carolina Opera, where his work inspired a precipitous rise in the performance standard and the forging of collaborations with multiple local and national organizations. Repertoire highlights from his tenure include Wagner’s Das Rheingold, Act II of Tristan und Isolde and Act I of Die Walküre, Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and Dvorak’s Rusalka.
In the fall of 2020, Mr. Myers joined the Program for Leadership Development at the Harvard Business School, with emphasis in Disruptive Innovation and Design Thinking.