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Timothy J. Bruno


Originally from Toledo, Ohio, bass Timothy J. Bruno is in his third season of WNO’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. In WNO’s 2017–2018 season, he performs Melisso in Alcina (Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Performance), the King in The Little Prince, the Sodbuster in the world premiere of Proving Up, Friar in Don Carlo, and Don Basilio in The Barber of Seville (Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Performance). In the summer of 2017, he sang Bosun as well as covered John Claggart in Billy Budd and the Mandarin in Turandot with Des Moines Metro Opera. In WNO’s 2016–2017 season, he performed Don Bartolo (Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Performance) and Antonio in The Marriage of Figaro, Hortensius in The Daughter of the Regiment, Death Row Dad in the world premiere of The Dictator’s Wife, George Benton in Dead Man Walking, and The Bonze in Madame Butterfly. In WNO’s 2015–2016 season, he appeared as General Howell Cobb and James Fowler in the world premiere of the revised version of Appomattox and as Judge Albert Judd in Better Gods. In the summer of 2015, he was a Filene Young Artist at Wolf Trap Opera, where he sang the role of Louis XVI in Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles. He returned to Wolf Trap Opera in the summer of 2016 as Colline in La bohème. He has performed with the Atlanta Symphony as Abimélech in Samson et Dalila and appeared as Kromov in The Merry Widow at Michigan Opera Theatre, Osmin in Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Der Wanderer in Siegfried at Queen City Chamber Opera, and Elder Ott in Susannah at Toledo Opera. His previous seasons included Méphistophélès in Faust and Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor with Winter Opera Saint Louis, Colline in La bohème with El Paso Opera, and Don Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro and The Bonze in Madama Butterfly with Opera Columbus. An alumnus of the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (Master of Music) and Bowling Green State University (Bachelor of Music), he also completed training programs at Central City Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, and Opera Saratoga. He was a Washington, D.C. District winner in the 2016 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and won second place in the Middle Atlantic Region.
Timothy Bruno