Director and conductor
Timothy Nelson is active as a director, conductor, and designer in both North America and Europe. Most recently Nelson directed "L'Incoronazione di Poppea" and “Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria” at London's Barbican Hall for the Academy of Ancient Music, “Un Ballo in Maschera” for Iford Arts Festival, and "Les Pêcheurs de Perles" for the Nationale Riesopera, where he is a frequent guest and has also directed and designed production of “The Lighthouse” and “Figaro in Four Quartets”. Other work includes productions of “Rigoletto” and “Madama Butterfly” for Sardinia's Festival Ente Concerti, “Aureliano in Palmira” for the famed Festivale della Valle d'Itria in Martina Franca, “Riders to the Sea” for Amsterdam's Grachtenfestival, “Dido and Aeneas” and Vivier's “Love Songs” for the Rotterdam Opera Days, “La Voix Humaine” for the Residentie Orkest of the Hague, “Giulio Cesare” for Opera London, and European touring productions of “Where the Wild Things Are” and “L'Enfant et les Sortileges” for the Dutch National Opera and NJO. He served as Artistic Director of American Opera Theater, the Netherlands Opera Studio, and currently Nieuwe Stemmen for the Rotterdam Operadagen.