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BIOGRAPHY

Australian bass Timothy Newton studied at the University of Melbourne prior to further studies in Italy and is presently a member of the Stupendiat at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

Timothy is the recipient of the 2018 Opera Foundation for Young Australian's Deutsche Oper Berlin Award and will debut with the house in 2019 as Graf Ribbing in Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera, among other comprimario bass roles.

He is the recipient of many other awards and scholarships including with the Melba Opera Trust and the Lisa Gasteen National Opera School, as well as a fellowship with the Acclaim Awards for a study tour in Italy, and twice a prizewinner in the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Aria Competition. 

He has sung and covered principal roles with Victorian Opera and performed with Opera Australia's Schools Company as Sarastro in their production of the Magic Flute. Other roles have included the Ambassador in Respighi's Sleeping Beauty (Victorian Opera), Olin Blitch in Carlisle Floyd's Susannah and Dr Grenvil in La Traviata (Opera New England) and the Head of MI6 in Malcolm Williamson's Our man in Havana (Lyric Opera of Melbourne). 

Timothy is also an experienced oratorio singer having performed Haydn's Creation with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra, and performances of Handel's Messiah with St Peter's Eastern Hill in Melbourne, and St John's Anglican Church Wagga Wagga. 

Timothy is formerly a lawyer and studied law and economics at the University of Melbourne.