Timothy Nelson gained a degree in Physiology from Cardiff University before studying with Peter Savidge at the Royal College of Music International Opera School, where he was awarded the McCulloch Prize for Opera. He was a Jerwood Young Artist at the Glyndebourne Festival; a winner of Bruce Millar Gulliver Prize, the RCM Joan Chissell Schumann Competition and the Gerald Moore Award Singers Prize; and was a recipient of an Independent Opera at Sadler’s Wells Postgraduate Voice Fellowship.
Operatic experience includes Marcello in La Boheme and Lieutenant Gordon in Silent Night for Opera North; Nathan in the world premiere of Pleasure for Opera North/ROH/Aldeburgh; Sid in Albert Herring at the Grange Festival; Antenor in Dardanus for English Touring Opera; Dr Falke in Die Fledermaus, Mustafa in L'italiana in Algeri and Escamillo in Carmen for Diva Opera and multiple roles at the London Handel Festival. His other roles include Count and Figaro (Nozze di Figaro), Papageno (Die Zauberflote), Ramiro (L'Heure Espagnole), Dandini (La Cenerentola), Ping (Turandot) and Demetrius (A Midsummer Night's Dream).
Recent solo performances include Karl Jenkins The Armed Man at the Royal Albert Hall; Handel Messiah live-streamed for the London Handel Festival and at the Royal Festival Hall; Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle at The Three Choirs Festival; Haydn Creation with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the English Haydn Festival; Bach St John Passion at Cadogan Hall and the world premiere of Some Call it Home with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
Away from singing, Timothy is an avid rugby and cricket fan and a keen golfer. He can often be found on the golf course trying to lower his handicap.