Associate Professor; Opera Studies, Vocal Coaching, Repertoire, Accompaniment and Conducting
Timothy Long has been praised for his “sharp conducting” (Washington Post), and his orchestras have triumphed with displays of “breadth, depth and color” (Riverfront Times) and “brilliant playing” (Rocky Mountain News).
In recent seasons he has conducted La Cenerentola at Opera Colorado, Dream Seminar with the Companion Star Ensemble, concerts of Bernstein and Mozart with Jamie Bernstein at the Oregon Bach Festival and two operas of Dominick Argento, Miss Havisham’s Fire and A Few Words About Chekhov at the Maryland Opera Studio, the latter with famed mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade. He also performed as a pianist and actor in the show, Surviving Love, at the Midtown International Theater Festival.
Past performances have included the world premiere of Shadowboxer by John Chenault and Frank Proto for the Maryland Opera Studio, Le Nozze di Figaro at Boston Lyric Opera, Cosi fan tutte at Shreveport Opera, Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Madame Butterfly at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Ariadne auf Naxos at Wolf Trap Opera, Conrad Susa’s Transformations for the Maryland Opera Studio, Don Giovanni at the Théâtre Municipal de Castres in France; and The Music Teacher, an off-broadway play/opera by Wallace Shawn and Allen Shawn for The New Group, which ran at the Minetta Lane Theater for seven weeks.
As a pianist, his performances have been described as “dramatic, fiery” and “dazzlingly forceful” (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle). He has performed throughout the world at venues such as the Aspen Music Festival, the National Museum of the American Indian, the Kennedy Center, Weill Recital Hall and Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Kyoto International Music Festival, and the Castell de Sant Marçal in Barcelona, Spain. His collaborations with singers include recitals with Jennifer Aylmer, William Sharp, Susanne Mentzer, Thomas Meglioranza, Christopheren Nomura and an appearance on NBC’s Today Show with Salvatore Licitra. His chamber music partners have included the Pacifica, Euclid and Chester string quartets.
Bridge Records released Mr. Long’s recording as conductor and pianist, The Music Teacher, a play/opera featuring Parker Posey and Wallace Shawn in the leading roles.
Mr. Long was formerly an Associate Conductor at New York City Opera and the Assistant Conductor for Robert Spano at the Brooklyn Philharmonic. He has held faculty positions at the Yale School of Music, The Juilliard School, the University of Maryland and the Aspen Music Festival and School.