4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

Best of 2000: Best Chorus Master

Timothy Todd Simmons
San Diego Opera

Sponsored
Sponsored

No one is more "behind the scenes" than an opera company's chorus master (although at openings he sometimes takes a bow in a tux). But his role is a crucial one, for training and rehearsing the chorus makes a crucial contribution to the success of an operatic production. All those peasants or soldiers or boyars or gypsies, moving around the stage in their exotic costumes and acting up a storm, are at the same time singing their hearts out, and they have to be guided with firm musicianship to cope with music that is sometimes difficult. San Diego Opera's chorus master since 1997 has been Timothy Todd Simmons, and the quality of his work has been audible in the performances he has drawn from the singers of the chorus, time after time. He came originally from Indiana University, where he sang, played piano, studied choral conducting, conducted, coached singers, and accompanied vocal recitals. If you have attended San Diego Opera's productions of The Barber of Seville, Madama Butterfly, The Marriage of Figaro, Falstaff, Lohengrin, La Boheme, or numerous other operas, your pleasure has been enhanced by Simmons's expertise.

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

Who needs Disneyland duels when you can Twitch?

Missy Alcazar figures out her funding
Next Article

Wagner, Liszt, and Brahms in Escondido

Payare levitates for the victory

Timothy Todd Simmons
San Diego Opera

Sponsored
Sponsored

No one is more "behind the scenes" than an opera company's chorus master (although at openings he sometimes takes a bow in a tux). But his role is a crucial one, for training and rehearsing the chorus makes a crucial contribution to the success of an operatic production. All those peasants or soldiers or boyars or gypsies, moving around the stage in their exotic costumes and acting up a storm, are at the same time singing their hearts out, and they have to be guided with firm musicianship to cope with music that is sometimes difficult. San Diego Opera's chorus master since 1997 has been Timothy Todd Simmons, and the quality of his work has been audible in the performances he has drawn from the singers of the chorus, time after time. He came originally from Indiana University, where he sang, played piano, studied choral conducting, conducted, coached singers, and accompanied vocal recitals. If you have attended San Diego Opera's productions of The Barber of Seville, Madama Butterfly, The Marriage of Figaro, Falstaff, Lohengrin, La Boheme, or numerous other operas, your pleasure has been enhanced by Simmons's expertise.

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

37K sidewalk repairs needed in San Diego

Should take about 20 years
Next Article

The wildest things on the Funky Fries & Burgers menu

Freak shakes are what might result if an ice cream truck crashed into a candy store
Comments
0

Be the first to leave a comment.

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Drinks All Around — Bartenders' drink recipes Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories Fishing Report — What’s getting hooked from ship and shore From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town The Gonzo Report — Making the musical scene, or at least reporting from it Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Outdoors — Weekly changes in flora and fauna Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Street Style — San Diego streets have style Surf Diego — Real stories from those braving the waves Theater — On stage in San Diego this week Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close