TIMOTHY NELSON | DIRECTOR DESIGNER CONDUCTOR

EDUCATION

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY | PEABODY CONSERVATORY; BM – COMPOSITION; CONDUCTING

INDIANA UNIVERSITY; GRADUATE STUDIES – HARPSICHORD PERFORMANCE; OPERA STAGE DIRECTION

ASPEN MUSIC CENTER – COMPOSITION FELLOW 2002

TANGLEWOOD MUSIC CENTER – COMPOSITION FELLOW 1998

 

 

AWARDS

OPERA EUROPA DIRECTING PRIZE – 2009 – AWARDEE

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS – 2009 – MERIT GRANT

GOUDE MEEUW – 2012 - 1st PRIZE "MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG"

 

 

EXPERIENCE

ROTTERDAM OPERADAGEN – NIEUWE STEMMEN – ARTISTIC DIRECTOR (2013-)

VENICE OPERA PROJECT – ARTISTIC DIRECTOR (2013-)

OPERA STUDIO NEDERLAND - ARTISTIC DIRECTOR; HEAD OF MUSIC (2011-2013)

ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DELL'OPERA, LUCCA – ARTISTIC DIRECTOR (2011-)

DUTCH NATIONAL OPERA ACADEMY – GUEST FACULTY (2012-)

CANADIAN OPERATIC ARTS ACADEMY – ARTISTIC DIRECTOR (2009-)

AMERICAN OPERA THEATER - ARTISTIC DIRECTOR (2002-2012)

INDIANA UNIVERSITY – PROGRAM DIRECTOR - OPERA WORKSHOP (2007-2009)

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY - RESIDENT GUEST DIRECTOR (2006-2010)

WOLF TRAP OPERA COMPANY - DIRECTING FELLOW (2003)

 

DIRECTOR | DESIGNER

2016

 

ORPHEE ET EURYDICE

GRAND RAPIDS OPERA

GRAND RAPIDS, MI

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

FAIRY QUEEN

IFORD ARTS FESTIVAL

BATH, UK

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

LA CALISTO

ENGLISH TOURING OPERA

LONGON, UK

(DIRECTOR)

 

L'ORFEO

ROTTERDAM OPERA

ROTTERDAM, NL

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

2015

 

IL RITORNO D'ULISSE IN PATRIA

ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC | BARBICAN

LONDON, UK

(DIRECTOR)

 

LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES

G. BIZET

NATIONALE REISOPERA 

DUTCH NATIONAL TOUR

(DIRECTOR)

 

BALLO IN MASCHERA

G. VERDI

IFORD ARTS FESTIVAL

UK

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

LA CALISTO

CENTRE FOR OPERA STUDIES IN ITALY

SULMONA, IT

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA

C. MONTEVERDI

OPERADAGEN

ROTTERDAM, NL

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

2014

 

L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA

C. MONTEVERDI

ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC | BARBICAN

LONDON, UK

(DIRECTOR)

 

LOVE SONGS

C. VIVIER

OPERADAGEN

ROTTERDAM, NL

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA

C. MONTEVERDI

CENTRE FOR OPERA STUDIES IN ITALY

SULMONA, IT

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

BUTTERFLY

G. PUCCINI (NELSON)

ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DELL'OPERA

LUCCA, IT

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

GLI AMORE D'APOLLO E DI DAFNE

F. CAVALLI

VENICE OPERA PROJECT

VENICE, IT

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

2013

 

THE CONSUL

GC MENOTTI

WESTERN UNIVERSITY

LONDON, ON

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

LA CLEMENZA DI TITO

W.A. MOZART

CENTRE FOR OPREA STUDIES IN ITALY

SULMONA, IT

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

ALCINA

GF HANDEL

ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DELL'OPERA

LUCCA, IT

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

LA BOHEME

G. PUCCINI

ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DELL'OPERA

LUCCA, IT

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

MADAMA BUTTERFLY

G. PUCCINI (NELSON)

GRACHTENFESTIVAL

AMSTERDAM, NL

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

SONGS OF THE FISHERMAN

T. NELSON

GRACHTENFESTIVAL

AMSTERDAM, NL

DIRECTOR

 

2012

 

Il RITORNO D'ULISSE IN PATRIA

C.  MONTEVERDI

ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DELL'OPERA

AMSTERDAM, NL

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

LA CALISTO

F. CAVALLI

OPERA STUDIO NEDERLAND

AMSTERDAM, NL

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA

B. BRITTIN

DUTCH NATIONAL OPERA ACADMEY

AMSTERDAM, NL

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

O. KNUSSEN

DUTCH NATIONAL OPERA ACADEMY

NETHERLANDS NATIONAL TOUR

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

L'ENFANT ET LES SORTILEGES

M. RAVEL

DUTCH NATIONAL OPERA ACADEMY

NETHERLANDS NATIONAL TOUR

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG

S. SONDHEIM

KOTÉ KOOK

BRUGES, BE

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

COSÌ FAN TUTTE

W.A. MOZART

ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DELL'OPERA

MILAN, IT

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE

W.A. MOZART

ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DELL'OPERA

MILAN, IT

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

LA NOZZE DI FIGARO

W.A. MOZART

NATIONALE REISOPERA

AMSTERDAM, NL

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

SONGS OF THE FISHERMAN

T. NELSON

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA

CHARLOTTE, NC

(DIRECTOR)

 

PELLEAS ET MELISANDE

C. DEBUSSY

OPERA STUDIO NEDERLAND

AMSTERDAM

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

GIULIO CESARE

G.F. HANDEL

PEABODY CONSERVATORY

BALTIMORE, MD

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

LA DESCENT D'ORPHÉE AUX ENFERS

M.A. CHARPENTIER

OPERA STUDIO NEDERLAND

AMSTERDAM, NL

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

2011

 

PELLEAS ET MELISANDE

C. DEBUSSY (NELSON)

OPERA AAN ZEE

NOORDWIJK, NL

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

DIDO+AENEAS

H. PURCELL

OPERADAGEN

ROTTERDAM, NL

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

AURELIANO IN PALMIRA

G. ROSSINI

FESTIVAL VALLE DELL'ITRIA

MARTINA FRANCA, IT

(DIRECTOR)

 

DIALOGUES DES CARMELITES

F. POULENC

ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DELL'OPERA

MILAN, IT

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

DON GIOVANNI

W.A. MOZART

ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DELL'OPERA

LUCCA, IT

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

RIDERS TO THE SEA

R. VAUGHN WILLIAMS

GRACHTENFESTIVAL

AMSTERDAM, NL

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

RIGOLETTO

G. VERDI

ENTE CONCERTI

IGLESIAS, IT

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

LA VOIX HUMAINE

F. POULENC

RESIDENTIE ORKEST

THE HAGUE, NL

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

GONZALES CANTATA|DIDO AND AENEAS

DUNPHY|PURCELL

PEABODY CONSERVATORY

BALTIMORE, MD

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

DON GIOVANNI

W.A. MOZART

OPERA STUDIO NEDERLAND

AMASTERDAM, NL

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

LA BOHEME

G. PUCCINI

OPERA STUDIO NEDERLAND

AMSTERDAM, NL

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

2010

 

LA BOHEME

G. PUCCINI

OPERA YORK

TORONTO, ON

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

THE LIGHTHOUSE

P.M. DAVIES

NATIONALE REISOPERA

AMSTERDAM, NL 

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

DIDO AND AENEAS

H. PURCELL

VILLA DE CHIESA CLASSICA 2010 

IGLESIAS, IT

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

GIULIO CESARE

G.F. HANDEL

OPERA LONDON

LONDON, ON

(DIRECTOR)

 

JEPHTHA

G. HANDEL

HANDEL CHOIR OF BALTIMORE

BALTIMORE, MD 

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

THE HUNGER ARTIST|GONZALES CANTATA

J. MEYERS|M. DUNPHY

BARD COLLEGE

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, NY

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

2009

 

HYDROGEN JUKEBOX

P. GLASS

AMERICAN OPERA THEATER

WASHINGTON, DC 

(DIRECTOR)

 

A PILGRIME'S SOLACE

J. DOWLAND

BALTIMORE ARTSCAPE

BALTIMORE, MD 

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

HARAWI

O. MESSIAEN

LONDON CONCERT SERIES

LONDON, UK

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

LE CABARET DE CARMEN

G. BIZET (NELSON)

ENTE CONCERTI

SARDINIA, IT 

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

APPARITION+VISITATION

G. CRUMB/F. COUPERIN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY

BLOOMINGTON, IN 

(STAGE DIRECTOR)

 

SONGSPIEL

K. WEILL

AMERICAN OPERA THEATER

BALTIMORE, MD 

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

DIDO AND AENEAS

H. PURCELL

VIRGINIA TECH - LYRIC THEATER

BLACKSBURG, VA 

(DIRECTOR)

 

2008

 

LE CABARET DE CARMEN

G. BIZET (NELSON) 

BALTIMORE THEATRE PROJECT

BALTIMORE, MD

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

DAVID ET JONATHAS

M.A. CHARPENTIER

BROOKLYN ACADMEY OF MUSIC

NEW YORK, NY

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

2007

 

MESSIAH

G. HANDEL

AMERICAN OPERA THEATER

WASHINGTON, DC 

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

LES PLAISIRS DE VERSAILLES

MARC ANTOINE CHARPENTIER

OBERLIN COLLEGE

OBERLIN, OH 

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

ACIS AND GALATEA

G.F. HANDEL

BALTIMORE THEATRE PROJECT

NATIONAL TOUR

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

FLEURY

ANON. 12TH CENTURY

INDIANA UNIVERSITY, JACOBS SCHOOL OF MUSIC

BLOOMINGTON, IN

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)200

 

LA DIDONE

F. CAVALLI

WASHINGTON EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL

WASHINTON, DC 

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

IL RE PASTORE

W.A. MOZART

BLOOMINGTON EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL

BLOOMINGTON, IN

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

2005

 

DAVID ET JONATHAS

M.A. CHARPENTIER

IGNOTI DEI OPERA

BALTIMORE, MD 

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

2004

 

LA CALISTO

F. CAVALLI

IGNOTI DEI OPERA

BALTIMORE, MD 

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

DIDO AND AENEAS

H. PURCELL

IGNOTI DEI OPERA

BALTIMORE, MD

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

 

 

CONDUCTOR | MUSIC DIRECTOR

 

2016

 

LA CALISTO

ENGLISH TOURING OPERA

LONDON, GB

 

ORPHEE ET EURYDICE

GRAND RAPIDS OPERA

GRAND RAPIDS, MI

 

L'ORFEO

ROTTERDAM OPERA

ROTTERDAM, NL

 

MONTEVERDI VESPERS

ROTTERDAM OPERA

ROTTERDAM, NL

 

2015

 

LA CALISTO

CENTRE FOR OPERA STUDIES IN ITALY

SULMONA, IT

 

POPPEA REMIX

OPERADAGEN

ROTTERDAM, NL

 

2014

 

LOVE SONGS

C. VIVIER

OPERADAGEN

ROTTERDAM, NL

 

L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA

C. MONTEVERDI

CENTRE FOR OPERA STUDIES IN ITALY

SULMONA, IT

 

GLI AMORE D'APOLLO E DI DAFNE

F. CAVALLI

VENICE OPERA PROJECT

VENICE, IT

 

2013

 

ALCINA

GF HANDEL

ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DELL'OPERA

LUCCA, IT

 

SONGS OF THE FISHERMAN

T. NELSON

GRACHTENFESTIVAL

AMSTERDAM, NL

 

2012

 

LA CALISTO

F. CAVALLI

OPERA STUDIO NEDERLAND

AMSTERDAM, NL

 

SONGS OF THE FISHERMAN

T. NELSON

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA

CHARLOTTE, NC

 

LA DESCENT D'ORPHÉE AUX ENFERS

M.A. CHARPENTIER

OPERA STUDIO NEDERLAND

AMSTERDAM, NL

 

2011

 

RIDERS TO THE SEA

R. VAUGHN WILLIAMS

GRACHTENFESTIVAL

AMSTERDAM, NL

 

2010

 

 

DIDO AND AENEAS

H. PURCELL

VILLA DE CHIESA CLASSICA 2010 

IGLESIAS, IT

 

DIDO AND AENEAS

H. PURCELL

VIRGINIA TECH - LYRIC THEATER

BLACKSBURG, VA 

 

2008

 

DAVID ET JONATHAS

M.A. CHARPENTIER

BROOKLYN ACADMEY OF MUSIC

NEW YORK, NY

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

2007

 

MESSIAH

G. HANDEL

AMERICAN OPERA THEATER

WASHINGTON, DC 

 

LES PLAISIRS DE VERSAILLES

MARC ANTOINE CHARPENTIER

OBERLIN COLLEGE

OBERLIN, OH 

(DIRECTOR|DESIGNER)

 

ACIS AND GALATEA

G.F. HANDEL

BALTIMORE THEATRE PROJECT

NATIONAL TOUR

 

LA DIDONE

F. CAVALLI

WASHINGTON EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL

WASHINTON, DC 

 

2005

 

DAVID ET JONATHAS

M.A. CHARPENTIER

IGNOTI DEI OPERA

BALTIMORE, MD