American baritone Tim Renner is a recent graduate of the prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. While as AVA he performed Conte di Luna in Il Trovatore, the title role in Rigoletto, Alberich in Das Rheingold and Harlequin in Ariadne auf Naxos. He made his role debut of Escamillo in Carmen in a new production for The New National Theatre in Tokyo. Recent performances include Morales in Carmen for Palm Beach Opera, Marcello in La Boheme with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Escamillo with Manitoba Opera, Zurga in Carmen with Opera Tampa, a return to AVA as a special guest to debut the role Alphonse in La Favorite, and Alidoro in Greenville South Carolina where his voice was lauded as “boasting a rich resonant baritone.”
Recent performances include Germont in La Traviata with Opera Columbus, Riolobo in Florencia en el Amazonas, Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus for Vero Beach Opera, Rachmaninoff’s Romances with the Ravinia Stearns Music Institute, Carmina Burana with the Eastern Symphony Orchestra at Eastern Illinois University, and the St. Matthew Passion with Sinfonia de Camera.
He was the 1st price winner of the Mario Lanza Institute Scholarship, the S. Livingston Mather Scholarship Competition, and 2nd prize winner at the Orpheus National Vocal Competition.