Timothy Newton is a bass-baritone from Queensland, having grown up on the Gold Coast. He returned to Australia last year, after singing in the 2019-20 season singing at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin.
He has performed Colline in La bohème (Deutsche Oper, New Zealand Opera), Quince in Britten’s Midsummer Night’s Dream (Deutsche Oper), Ribbing, Ballo in Maschera (Deutsche Oper), Sarstro (Opera Australia School’s Company), and roles for other companies such as Victorian Opera, including Alessio in La Sonnambula.
He will sing Figaro for Opera Queensland this year. An experienced oratorio singer, he has performed Handel’s Messiah, the St John and St Matthew Passions of Bach, and Haydn’s Creation, in Melbourne and elsewhere. He studied at the University of Melbourne and spent six years with the Choir of Trinity College. He is a former scholar with the Melba Opera Trust, a Lisa Gasteen National Opera Studio alumnus, and studied singing in Melbourne, Italy, and Germany. Timothy also studied law and commerce, and for a time, practised as a solicitor in Melbourne.
Timothy is one of our 2021 Young Artists. This year’s Annual Appeal seeks to raise funds for initiatives like the Young Artist Program to secure the future of opera. Read more.