Timothi Williams, mezzo-soprano, is a West Virginia native and a graduate of Pennsylvania State University where she received her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from West Liberty University in 2014. In addition, Ms. Williams also holds a Professional Performance Certificate from the Penn State School of Music.
Timothi has had the pleasure of performing several operatic roles on stage such as Jo March in Mark Adamo’s Little Women, Rosina in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Ruggiero in Handel’s Alcina, Dinah in Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti, Mélisande in Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande, Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Donna Curson in Mozart/Guerreiro’s Figaro 90210, and Maddalena in Verdi’s Rigoletto. She is delighted to make her LOON debut in Hansel and Gretel.
Quickly gaining popularity as a soloist, Ms. Williams performs regularly with many orchestral, vocal, and chamber ensembles throughout the east coast and particularly throughout the Pittsburgh area. She has been making debuts in opera programs around the country, most recently as a Studio Artist with Chautauqua Opera for their 2019 season. She looks forward to many new symphonic endeavors in the year ahead.
Among her most notable credits, Timothi was named a Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition Winner (Pittsburgh District) in 2018, and again in 2021 under its new name, The Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition.
Timothi has a passion for education and enjoys sharing the gift of voice with others through her private voice studio, offering masterclasses, and teaching at the university level. She is currently on the voice faculty at Slippery Rock University, where she acts as Adjunct Professor of Voice, and Director of Opera Performance. When not performing or teaching, she enjoys spending time with daughter Kennedy, partner Joe, and dogs Millie and Tober.
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