Timothy Campbell, originally from Missoula Montana, has appeared in over 30 musicals and more than 30 operas. In 1978, Tim made his professional operatic debut as Count Almaviva in Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” in Minot North Dakota. This was at the request of Metropolitan Opera Star Frank Guerrera.
After graduating from the University of Montana, Tim spent the summer at Central City Opera in the apprentice program. His work in their production of “The Face on the Barroom Floor” brought him to the attention of the opera’s composer, Henry Mollicone, and a job with Southern Opera Theater in Memphis for their 1980 season. During that year his roles included Rudolfo in “La Bohéme,” Jack in Jack in the Beanstalk, and the Witch in Hansel and Gretel.
Mr. Campbell’s studies with Carol Webber took him to Seattle, where he was a guest artist for three productions at the University of Washington. He portrayed Ruggero in “La Rondine” (1984), Tamino in “The Magic Flute” (1985), and Hoffmann in “The Tales of Hoffmann” (1988). Tim also took his talents into the Northwest School System for five seasons with Northwest Opera in Schools Etc. (N.O.I.S.E.). By his third season he not only acted and sang in the shows, but also served as Assistant Director and took over road manager duties.
Tim’s pursuit of a Master’s degree led him to the University of Texas at Austin, where he received the Ernest Butler Scholarship and became a Graduate Assistant for the Opera Department. He did his work for a Doctor of Music Arts degree in Opera Direction under the tutelage of Dr. Robert DeSimone. University of Texas directing credits for Tim include a baroque musical revue, “Baroque and Loving It”, “The Stoned Guest”, “The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd” “The Pirates of Penzance” for the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Austin. Other directing credits include “The Elixir of Love” and “I Pagliacci” for Springfield Regional Opera and “I Masnadieri” and Norma for Pocket Opera of San Francisco.
Since moving to Spokane in 2005, Tim has sung with Opera Plus, Spokane Opera, Opera Buffs and The Circle Moon Theater.Most recently, Tim appeared as Monosatos in “The Magic Flute”, as Apollina in “The Songtress” with Spokane Opera and directed Circle Moon Theater’s production of “A Night at the Opperrah”. Mr. Campbell also teaches voice for students at St.Georges School. He has been a resource to local voice teachers and singers to assist with the acting and interpretive aspects of vocal music.