Street Scene on Mezzo TV
On 16th February 2018 Street Scene was broadcast live from the Teatro Real on Mezzo TV. This gave viewers in over 60 countries the opportunity to see the critically-aclaimed production, which Tim has been conducting.
Mandela Trilogy in Dubai and Hong Kong
Tim is once again at the helm of Cape Town Opera when they travel to Dubai Opera House and the Hong Kong Cultural Centre in October 2017, presenting their celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela. In Hong Kong the piece will be the closing event of the Vibrant Africa Festival.
Flying Dutchman in the Cape
August 2017 sees Tim conducting Wagner's Der Fliegende Holländer at the Artscape Opera House, in a new production for Cape Town Opera by Artistic Director Matthew Wild. With a cast of international soloists, the mighty Cape Town Opera chorus, and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, the production is part of the Grand Masters series.
Street Scene in Madrid
As part of the Teatro Real's Bicentenary celebrations Tim will conduct a new production of Kurt Weill's Street Scene in 2018. This will re-unite the creative team behind the successful 2013 production in Paris and Barcelona.
Southern Hemisphere successes with Cape Town Opera
In the final months of a busy international 2016 Tim conducted two major productions with Cape Town Opera: Carmen at the Artscape Opera House in Cape Town, and Porgy and Bess at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. His position as Associate Music Director of the Company will be extended until early 2019.
Obsidian Tear / The Invitation / Within the Golden Hour
Set to music by Esa-Pekka Salonen, Wayne McGregor's new ballet Obsidian Tear opens in May 2016 at the Royal Ballet, and is Tim's third colloration with McGregor. Tim will take over conducting duties from Maestro Salonen himself, as well as conducting Mátyás Seiber's substantial score for The Invitation, and Within the Golden Hour by Ezio Bosso.
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Royal Opera House's production of Gerald Barry’s 'wildly inventive and idiosyncratic' opera returns in March 2016, in the Barbican Theatre. A tour de force for performers and conductor, Tim will be re-united with the Britten Sinfonia, in a collaboration that 'really stole the show' at the premiere in 2013.
Cape Town Opera dates announced for 2016
For his second year as Associate Music Director of Cape Town Opera, Tim is looking forward to a busy international schedule, including productions of Mandela Trilogy and Carmen, and performances at the Ravenna Festival, Royal Festival Hall, Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires) and at the Artscape Opera House.
Full details are here: http://tim-murray.net/current/ and the CTO Season Brochure can be found here: http://www.capetownopera.co.za/index.php/season/2016-season
London Philharmonic Orchestra at Wembley Stadium
As part of a cultural showcase of Indian and British talent celebrating the visit of the Indian Prime Minister, Tim made his debut with the LPO in November to a live audience of 60,000. The event was also broadcast on Indian television.