Sunday Artist Spotlight
January 10, 2016 at 2 pm | Tim Mix (Claudio in this season's Hamlet)
Location: OperaDelaware Studios (4 South Poplar St. Wilmington, DE 19801)
Join us January 10th for one of OperaDelaware's favorite singers, baritone Tim Mix, in a Sunday afternoon recital featuring many of his personal favorites. The program features many songs representing his Scandinavian heritage.
The program will also feature our music director, Jeffrey Miller, at the piano. It will be followed by a "talk back" session moderated by OD's General Director, Brendan Cooke. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know one of today's most exciting operatic artists—up close and personal!
TIM MIX BIOGRAPHY
Recipient of a 2008 Richard Tucker Foundation Career Grant, Finnish-American baritone Tim Mix is recognized for the beauty of his voice and his compelling stage presence. Mr. Mix received critical acclaim for his portrayal of the pivotal role of Edward Gaines in the New York premiere of Richard Danielpour and Toni Morrison’s Margaret Garner, a new production by Tazewell Thompson, for which he received New York City Opera’s 2008 Christopher Keene Award.
Highlights of the current season include his role debut as Amonasro in Aida in a return to Opera Southwest and the role of Claudio in Faccio’s Amleto with OperaDelaware. Future seasons include a return to Opera Colorado and a debut with Finish National Opera. Recent highlights include performances with San Francisco Opera as Elder Ott in Susannah, Lyric Opera Baltimore as Sharpless in Madame Butterfly, Marcello in La Bohème, Amonasro in Aida with Opera Southwest, a return to Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as Belcore in The Elixir of Love and Opera Southwest for the title role in Don Giovanni.
Other career highlights for Tim Mix include Ping in Turandot under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel at the Los Angeles Philharmonic as well as at Portland Opera under Leonardo Vordoni and Ford in Falstaff with New York City Opera. At San Francisco Opera, Tim has portrayed Dancaïre in Carmen, conducted by Nicola Luisotti,Le Bret in Alfano’s Cyrano de Bergerac, and Prus in Janáček'sThe Makropoulos Case, directed by Olivier Tambosi; at Dallas Opera as Baron Douphol in La Traviata and Washington National Opera as Renato in James Robinson’s production of Un Ballo in Maschera and as Ford in Falstaff.
Having received the Founder’s Award from the Opera Theatre of St. Louis and the Helen Jepson Dellera Award from the Bradenton Opera Guild, Tim Mix has also received accolades from several competitions, most notably the Mirjam Helen International Singing competition, the Palm Beach Opera competition, and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. In addition, Mr. Mix was the first-prize winner in the Rosa Ponselle All Marylander’s Competition, the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts competition, and the Catherine Filene Shouse Youth Scholarship competition.
I Love Life: Cassel-Manna-Zucca
Minä metsän polkuja kuljen (Along the Forest Paths I Wander: Erkki Melartin
Yrtit tummat(Dark leaves) : Leevi Madetoja
Lähdetyäs(Since you left me) : Heino Kaski
Sure on this Shining Night : Barber
Sailormen : J. Wolf
Set of Toivo Kuula
Aamulaulu (Morning Song)
Come away death: Sibelius
Paul Bowles "Blue Mountain Ballads"
Sugar in the Cane
Set of Oskar Merikanto
Ma elän! (I am alive!)
Soi viemusti(play softly, Thou tune of my Mourning)
Merellä (At sea)
Selection from Songs Of Travel : Vaughan Williams
Let Beauty Awake
Whither must I wander
Bright is the Ring of Words
The Green Eyed Dragon : Newman-Charles