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Timothy Oliver in Khaki
"Das Opernglas" - describes Timothy Oliver’s scene with René Pape as Boris Godunov as “actually the strongest impression scenically… Timothy Oliver brought in this short appearance the stirring lament ‘Flow, flow your bitter tears!’ arrestingly to its due prestige, whereby without a final cadence the music faded into the realm of nothingness.”
(2.2009)

“Der Opernfreund” – described Mr. Oliver’s singing of the Fool-in-Christ as a “soft lyric musical breeze” (12.21.2008)

“Online Musik Magazin” – “touching” (12.22.2008)


BORIS GODUNOV - FOOL-IN-CHRIST
SEMPEROPER (2008)
“Der Tagesspiegel” Berlin – “Timothy Oliver gives a vocally intense and engaging Nemorino.” (29.7.2007)

“Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten” – “The American Timothy Oliver, the afflicted Nemorino, is responsible for a wide variety of love notes on the stage which with his boyish charm, his bright, dazzling, vigorous, and high beaming tenor was the highly-acclaimed sensation of the evening.” (30.7.2007)

“Die Welt” - Timothy Oliver plays a cuddly [Nemorino] and takes your breath away with his singing.” (30.7.2007)


L'ELISIR D'AMORE
KAMMEROPER SCHLOSS RHEINSBERG (2007)
“Il Roma” - his singing was described as having a “mature ringing quality [with] various phrasing, displaying a vocal production of constant quality.” (Summer 2006)


DIE ZAUBERFLöTE - TAMINO
AMALFI COAST FESTIVAL (2006)
“Frankfurter Rundschau” – “The solo trio in no way stood behind the choruses with the wonderful articulation from baritone Nikolay Borchev, the sublime Laura Aiken and the bright voiced tenor Timothy Oliver. “ (11.18.2008)

“Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” – “Tenor Timothy Oliver performed the satire of the sizzling swan with well measured comedy.” (11.17.2008)

“Frankfurter Neue Presse” – “And also the soloists acted very much the feeling of this pictorial music…Tenor Timothy Oliver, as the “grilling swan” took position in the middle of the many chorus singers… steering many theatrical fillers along the way.” (11.17.2008)


CARMINA BURANA - TENOR SOLOIST
ALTE OPER FRANKFURT (2008)
“Sächsische Zeitung” – “Timothy Oliver possesses remarkable vocal potential, that even in the baritonal range comes through very well. [His voice] flowers out of a large scale of sweet melting colors and sometimes dramatic outbursts. He captivates through the beauty and evenness of his lyric tenor. His uncommon singing and musical intelligence remains in balance with his emotionality and a bridled temperament.” (3.2.2009)

“Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten” – “The young tenor Timothy Oliver... offered along with his Dresdner pianist Michael Schütze a highly ambitious and interesting program. To begin with Beethoven’s Cycle op. 68 “An die ferne Geliebte” from 1816, the singer and his accompanist... fashioned an arch of tension from the all consuming longing beginning of “Auf dem Hügel sitz ich spähend” to the conciliatory ending “Nimm sie hin denn diese Lieder.” A clear, direct interpretation, straightforward in sound and always bound to the text… Timothy Oliver familiarized us with four [Duparc songs] and thereby with more facets of his singing. In order to project the dimensions of these atmospheric paintings the singer had a stockpile of tone colors… Formative for the song embodiment of young tenors on their way into the lyric realm is the character full tone palette through trained grasp for feeling and taste and pronounced communicative talent. He proves that in the second half with four songs by Felix Mendelssohn Barthody, as an individual tribute to this anniversary year and the romantic tradition of the song art… With Franz Liszt’s “Tre Sonetti di Petrarca”… the musical arrangement cited the dramatic and melancholy of the Belcanto, and from the singer brought forth glowing and secure top note tenor attacks.” (3.4.2009)


LIEDERABEND ZITTAU AND DRESDEN - TENOR SOLOIST
ZITTAU RATHAUS AND DRESDEN COSEL PALAIS (2009)
“Klassik.com” –Timothy Oliver deployed his tenor voice clearly and full of relish… and with passion for the play, portrayed the role of the stalking pursuer as a demonic noble clown highlighting the absurdity of the piece.” (12.14.2007)


ELIZAVETA BAM - IVAN IVANOVITSCH
SEMPEROPER (2007)
Timothy Oliver with Wagner
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