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TIMUR, “extravagantly transgressive tenor” with a “stratospheric voice” (Los Angeles Times), is a noted Kazakh-American opera singer of contemporary and cross-cultural music. He has made solo appearances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Sarasota Opera, Santa Cecilia Academy, Long Beach Opera, Utah Opera, PROTOTYPE Festival, Opera Boston, Fresno Grand Opera, Spoleto Festival, Victoria Symphony, Astana Philharmonic, Palace of the Arts Budapest (MUPA), American Repertory Theater, JMCLA and The Industry LA, among many others; at the Hollywood Bowl, Redcat Theater, Berlin Konzerthaus, Weill Recital Hall, Zellerbach Hall, BAM and Walt Disney Concert Hall. Described by the San Francisco Chronicle as a “sybaritic delight," Timur worked with many American celebrated contemporary composers, including Thomas Adès (Powder Her Face), Evan Ziporyn (A House in Bali, Oedipus, F.A.Q.), David Lang (Anatomy Theater), Anne LeBaron (Crescent City, Silent Steppe Cantata), David T. Little (Artaud in the Black Lodge), Mohammed Fairouz (Pierrot), Matt Marks (Strip Mall), Silvano Bussotti (Silvano Sylvano), Anthony Davis (Revolution of Forms), the late Gian-Carlo Menotti (Orpheus), Meyer Kupferman (In a Garden), Veronika Krausas (Lady M, Hopscotch), Peter Eötvös (Snatches of Conversations), Tobias Picker (An American Tragedy); and film composers Charles Bernstein, Joel Goldsmith, and Nick Urata.
In addition to his work in contemporary opera music, Timur regularly performs with his glam-rock band Timur and the Dime Museum. The band performed on America’s Got Talent, REDCAT Gala with Jack Black; opened for Tiger Lilies, Ann Magnuson, DeVotchKa and closely collaborated with the Klaus Nomi songwriter, Kristian Hoffman. The band was also featured in the opera Zoophilic Follies by Daniel Corral; the Industry LA production of Crescent City; and in NYC as part of the PROTOTYPE festivals in 2013 and 2015, at Joe’s Pub and HERE Arts Center, produced by Beth Morrison Projects. Most recently, Timur and the Dime Museum performed a critically-acclaimed project COLLAPSE by Daniel Corral, with performances at Redcat Theater, Miami Light Project, Operadagen Rotterdam and BAM 2015 Next Wave Festival. Produced by Beth Morrison Projects in collaboration with fashion designer Victor Wilde of Bohemian Society and video artist Jesse Gilbert, COLLAPSE tells a story of human-caused environmental disasters in the form Requiem. His upcoming new project “Love, Honor, Obey,” with text by Margaret Cho, will explore the rise of the second wave of feminism through the popular songs of 1940-60s.
Profiled in LA Weekly’s special edition of BEST OF LA PEOPLE 2011, Timur often appears as a guest singer with the band DeVotchKa. His voice can be heard on the soundtrack of the Hollywood film “Ruby Sparks,” released by Fox Searchlight, and on a variety of recordings by Deutsche Grammophon, Naxos, -ANTI, innova, and Milan Records. He is a faculty member at the Herb Alpert School of Music at the California Institute of the Arts and the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival. For more information: theoperaoftimur.com and timurandthedimemuseum.com.