Recipient of a 2008 Richard Tucker Foundation Career Grant, Finnish-American baritone Tim Mix is recognized for the beauty of his voice and his compelling stage presence. Mr. Mix received critical acclaim for his portrayal of the pivotal role of Edward Gaines in the New York premiere of Richard Danielpour and Toni Morrison’s Margaret Garner, a new production by Tazewell Thompson, for which he received New York City Opera’s 2008 Christopher Keene Award.
Highlights of Tim Mix’s 2014/15 season include returns to San Francisco Opera as Elder Ott in Susannah, Lyric Opera Baltimore as Sharpless in Madame Butterfly, as well as Marcello in La Bohème and a role debut of Amonasro in Aida and with Opera Southwest.
In the 2013/14 season, Tim Mix returned to Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as Belcore in The Elixir of Love, conducted by Stephen Lord, in the Jim Robinson production for which he originated the role at Opera Colorado. Mr. Mix also returned to Opera Southwest for the title role in Don Giovanni, conducted by Anthony Barrese, and as Marcello in La Bohème with Annapolis Opera. On the concert stage, Tim Mix performed Handel’s Messiah with the University Musical Society in Ann Arbor, Michigan, debuted the role of Count di Luna in a concert version of Il Trovatore with Baltimore Concert Opera, opened the season at Lyric Opera Baltimore with a gala concert, performed in a concert with the Russian Chamber Art Society in a concert of Russian bel canto music at the Austrian Embassy in Washington DC, as well as a series of concerts with Opera Delaware.
2012/13 season saw Tim Mix’s return to Opera Theatre of St. Louis for a double bill of the title role in Il Tabarro and Tonio in I Pagliacci, both pieces debuts, under the baton of Ward Stare. Other highlights included a role debut in the title role of Don Giovanni at Opera Grand Rapids, conducted by Robert Lyall, and Lyric Opera Baltimore as Marcello in LaBohème, directed by Bernard Uzan. On the concert stage, the artist brought his Escamillo from Carmen to audiences at Baltimore Concert Opera and concerts with Opera Delaware.
Other career highlights for Tim Mix include Ping in Turandot under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel at the Los Angeles Philharmonic as well as at Portland Opera under Leonardo Vordoni and Ford in Falstaff with New York City Opera. At San Francisco Opera, Tim has portrayed Dancaïre in Carmen, conducted by Nicola Luisotti,Le Bret in Alfano’s Cyrano de Bergerac, and Prus in Janáček’s The Makropoulos Case, directed by Olivier Tambosi; at Dallas Opera as Baron Douphol in La Traviata and Washington National Opera as Renato in James Robinson’s production of Un Ballo in Maschera and as Ford in Falstaff.
Having received the Founder’s Award from the Opera Theatre of St. Louis and the Helen Jepson Dellera Award from the Bradenton Opera Guild, Tim Mix has also received accolades from several competitions, most notably the Mirjam Helen International Singing competition, the Palm Beach Opera competition, and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. In addition, Mr. Mix was the first prizewinner in the Rosa Ponselle All Marylander’s Competition, the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts competition, and the Catherine Filene Shouse Youth Scholarship competition. Tim currently resides with his wife in Baltimore, Maryland.