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Timothy Langston


Tim studied singing at first with Andrew Heggie whilst reading Music at the University of Manchester where he attained First Class Honours, following which he studied with Peter Wilson at the Royal Northern College of Music. He was a Christine Collins Young Artist 2015 for Opera Holland Park. He is also a Samling Artist.

Tim has ​performed​ with Opera North, The Halle, The European Opera Center, British Youth Opera, RNCM Opera and conductors including Sir Mark Elder and Richard Farnes. Roles include Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Zorn), Queen of Spades (Master of Ceremonies), Iris (Un Cenciaiuolo), A Beggar’s Opera (Wat Dreary), Il Ritorno d’Ulisse (Eumete/Ulisse) and La Traviata (Gaston) amongst others. His passion for contemporary classical music has seen him premiere ​numerous new works with Manchester Opera Project, New Music North West and the Tête a Tête Festival. He also enjoys the operetta repertoire having sung roles in Pirates of Penzance (Frederic), The Mikado (Nanki-Poo), H.M.S. Pinafore (Ralph) and Franz Lehar’s The Merry Widow (Danilo).

Tim sings oratorio, lieder and recitals regularly including performance with major ensembles and orchestras including Psappha, The Gabrieli Consort and the Gewandhaus Orchestra. In 2013 Timothy appeared as a named artist on the Halle recording of Elgar’s The Apostles, which won the BBC Music Magazine Recording of the Year and the Gramaphone Award for Best Choral Recording.

In 2015 Tim set up his own opera company, Manchester Opera Ensemble, directing their inaugural performance of Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief and is currently directing Suor Angelica for them as a collaboration with the Women's Equality Party. In August Tim returns to Opera North for ​their production of ​Billy Budd

Last updated: Jul 2019