Timothy Stoddard, native of Idaho, is an award-winning vocal musician and actor who focuses his time and interests in new music, works for the stage, and oratorio. His repertoire spans that of early music, chamber music, works of Broadway, traditional opera, and world premiere pieces, being engaged in the United States, as well as Europe and Asia.
In works ranging from Baroque to Classical, Timothy has appeared with dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, where he interpreted the titular role in Mozart’s LA CLEMENZA DI TITO, Mercurio in Cavalli’s LA CALISTO, and Milord Fideling in the American premiere of Salieri’s LA CIFRA. He appeared as Lucano/Liberto in Monteverdi’s L’INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA with Bare Opera. In the works of Bach, he was tenor soloist for the B MINOR MASS with the Utah Festival of Opera and Musical Theater, as well as Evangelist in the ST. MATTHEW PASSION with Bach in the Heights. With the Metropolitan Opera Guild, he played Tamino in an English outreach tour of Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE. He has also sung the tenor solos for both the C MINOR MASS and the VESPERAE SOLENNES DE CONFESSORE of Mozart with the West Village Chorale’s Summer Sings.
In concert and recital, Timothy has appeared as a fellow of the Lucerne Festival where he sang Huw Watkin’s piece for tenor and string quartet, IN MY CRAFT OR SULLEN ART, as well as Messiaen’s LA MORT DU NOMBRE, both under the mentorship of soprano Barbara Hannigan. He was also the tenor soloist in Mendelssohn’s ELIJAH with the Choral Society of Grace Church in NYC. He made his WQXR debut in 2018 singing a chiefly 20th-century English aria/theater song program on YOUNG ARTISTS SHOWCASE with Robert Sherman.
Timothy is passionate about new works by living composers, as well as works from the 20th century. At the Lucerne and Ultim Festivals, he has sung as soloist in Berio’s CORO, which he has also recorded with The Norwegian Soloist Choir and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra. At the Trondheim Chamber Music Festival, he sang ensemble in Saariaho’s L’AMOUR DE LOIN. He has premiered the tenor roles in two Caron Kievman operas, TESLA and INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS. With Experiments in Opera, he premiered the tenor roles in FLASH OPERAS, featuring operas-in-miniature by Siegel, Welch, Cady, and Murphy. He debuted the tenor roles in Lam/Fulton’s RUMPLESTILTSKIN with Rhymes with Opera, as well as a song cycle of composer Philip Hayden at the National Opera Center.
He has been featured in concert with the ISO Symphonic Band and the Williamsburg Consort, as well as Regina Opera, singing works by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Bernstein, Sondheim, Boublil/Schönberg, and Tesori. At the Utah Festival of Opera and Musical Theater, he sang ensemble roles in Flaherty/Ahrens’ RAGTIME and Kern’s SHOWBOAT. At the University of Idaho, he played the Nazi Youth/Ensemble in Kander/Ebb’s CABARET.
Timothy has received artists awards from the NATS competitions of Chicago and Spokane, University of Idaho, Roosevelt University, Arleen Auger Foundation, the American Scandinavian Society, and the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust.
He originally trained as a light-lyric baritone, switching to tenor in late 2012. Some earlier repertoire includes Seargent of Police in Gilbert and Sullivan’s THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, Ben in Menotti’s THE TELEPHONE, Hymen in Purcell’s THE FAIRY QUEEN, Captain William Clark in Ching’s THE CORPS OF DISCOVERY, and baritone soloist in Duruflé’s REQUIEM.
Growing up close to nature, Timothy has a fondness for all things outdoors — mainly hiking, working in the yard, and watching wildlife. He also has a penchant for baking and cooking, and enjoys doing all this with his husband, Brian. When not working, he divides his time between Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and a home in the Catskills.