British bass Timothy Dawkins makes his Royal Opera debut in the 2019/20 Season as Doctor Grenvil (La traviata) and returns as Second Prisoner (Fidelio).
Dawkins studied at the Royal College of Music. He was a member of Glyndebourne Festival Chorus and a recipient of the Erich Vietheer Award. He appears with the major British companies in roles including Count Dominik (Arabella) and Captain (Eugene Onegin) for Glyndebourne Festival, Colline (La bohème), Quinault (Adriana Lecouvreur), Tom (Un ballo in maschera), Don Fernando (Fidelio), Angelotti (Tosca), Jake Wallace (La fanciulla del West), Masetto (Don Giovanni) and Baron Douphol (La traviata) for Opera Holland Park, Ashby (La fanciulla del West), Badger/Parson (The Cunning Little Vixen), Major-Domo (Capriccio), Sparafucile (Rigoletto) and Surin (The Queen of Spades) for Grange Park Opera, Superintendent Budd (Albert Herring), Commendatore (Don Giovanni), Luther/Crespel (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Talpa (Il tabarro) and Simone (Gianni Schicchi) for English Touring Opera, Sparafucile , Don Fernando and Truffaldino (Ariadne auf Naxos) for Longborough Festival, Maître André (Fortunio) for Buxton Festival, Superintendent Budd for Aldeburgh Festival, Winter/Sleep/Hymen (The Fairy Queen) for English Bach Festival and Benoît/Alcindoro (La bohème) for Scottish Opera on Tour. He has recorded the roles of Giove and Nunzio 1 in Goehr’s Arianna.
Dawkins has performed widely in oratorio, including Messiah for the Royal Festival Hall and Bridgewater Hall, Christus in Bach’s St John Passion and Purcell’s Ode on St Cecilia’s Day at Snape Maltings, Haydn’s Creation at Cadogan Hall, Verdi’s Requiem at Blackheath Concert Hall and Rossini’s Petite Messe solennelle at St John’s Smith Square.