Born and trained in Southern California, tenor Tim Gonzales performs opera and oratorio on the national and international stage. Mr. Gonzales has performed numerous roles for USC opera, the most notable being Peter Doyle in the West Coast premiere of Lowell Lieberman’s Miss Lonelyhearts and Gonzalo in the West Coast premiere of Lee Hoiby’s The Tempest. He has sung the roles of Le Doyen in Cendrillon, Arbace in Idomeneo, Tebaldo in Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Albert in Albert Herring, Sir Philip Wingrave in Owen Wingrave, and created the role of Harry Truman in Liliana Primani’s The Truman Affair, presented at the 2006 Opera America convention in Seattle, WA.
Mr. Gonzales’s concert repertoire spans over 50 works including the Evangelist in Bach’s Passions and Mass in B Minor, tenor solos in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Mozart’s Great Mass and Requiem, as well as Verdi’s Requiem. In 2012, he made his Disney Hall debut as the tenor soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s Messiah Sing-Along. He has also recorded Nick Strimple’s Nativities with the London Symphony Orchestra on the Naxos Label in 2013.
Mr. Gonzales is a member of, and recurring soloist with, the Los Angeles Master Chorale. He also sings regularly with the Los Angeles Opera Chorus and as a soloist with other Los Angeles choral groups such as Capella, The Angeles Chorale, Chorale Bel Canto, and The Camarata of Los Angeles.