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Timothy Noble (Bass-Baritone)

Born: Indiana, USA

The American bass-baritone and music pedagogue, Timothy Noble, graduated in 1963 from Peru High School in Iundiana. He obtained his Bacheloe of Music degree in 1977 and his Master of Music degree in 1981, both from Indiana University.

Timothy Noble has enjoyed an international career spanning 44 years, and is known as one of the great interpreters of Giuseppe Verdi’s lead male operatic roles, from Rigoletto to Falstaff. He has performed leading roles at major opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, San Francisco Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Canadian Opera Company, La Fenice in Venice, Netherlands Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and the Glyndebourne Festival. He has performed in concert with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and has appeared at Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and the Ravinia Festival, to name a few. As a young man, he toured with Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians as a singer and music director of the Waring Blendors. For 7 years, he has appeared successfully on Broadway.

Timothy Noble is now beginning his 11th year at the Jacobs School of Music and was elevated to Distinguished Professor in 2004. He serves as vocal trainer/coach for the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble program and is the founder and director of the Charley Creek Vocal Workshop held each June in Wabash, Ind. He is also in demand as an adjudicator and clinician throughout North America.

Timothy Noble's students have won the Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions at the District, Regional, Semi-final, and Grand Finals, the Palm Beach Vocal Competition, the George London Competition, the Bel Canto Competition, the Orpheus Competition, and the Matinee Musicale Competition. During the summer of 2009, his student Jordan Bisch won the second prize of $20,000 at Placido Domingo's Operalia International Competition. Noble's students hold or have held positions with virtually every young artist program in North America, including the Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, San Francisco Opera Merola and Adler programs, and Santa Fe Opera. His students have gone on to appear in major roles with the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, New York City Opera, Opera Omaha, Indianapolis Opera, Sarasota Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, and Virginia Opera.

Timothy Noble Noble has also published popular sheet music, and his musical recordings range from the Cole Porter disc “Simply Porter” to his Grammy-nominated for his performance as Harold Hill on the Telarc recording of The Music Man with Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.

“He is committed to the highest standard in singing, whether it is in his signature role of Falstaff or singing the beautiful Rodgers and Hart ballad ‘My Funny Valentine.’” - Sylvia McNair, IU School of Music alumna and international opera star

Source: Indiana University Website; Photo 01 Courtesy of Indiana University; Ohoto 02 by Chris Meyer
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Timothy Noble - Distinguished Professor of Music (Voice) (Indiana University: Jacobs School of Music)

Timothy Noble, Distinguished Professor (Indiana University)

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