michael rose

In the time when animals
were men
Michael Rose

Timothy Langston  Tenor

Michael Rose


Michael Rose’s works have been performed by eighth blackbird, the JACK Quartet, Richmond County Orchestra, Momenta String Quartet, American Opera Projects, Brooklyn Art Song Society, members of ICE and Yarn/Wire, pianist Blair McMillen, and many others, in India, Japan, and across Europe and the US. In addition to western classical music, he has written for film, stage, jazz ensemble, the Korean komungo, and Japanese hichiriki and Gagaku orchestra. His arranging credits include work with Angelique Kidjo. Grants include a Fulbright to Kerala, India, studying Kathakali and Carnatic percussion, with further awards from AMC, NFAA/Astral, SF Song Festival, and MTC. Michael co-led week-long composition workshops and toured Serbia with resident ensembles during the annual “Summer in Sombor” (2007-10). Residencies include Yaddo, Djerassi, VCCA, and Centrum.


Also an active pianist, Michael has performed in solo recitals, with chamber groups, and as a vocal accompanist at many of New York’s major halls, including Carnegie’s Weill Hall, Steinway Hall, and many others. He was a pianist with Connecticut Grand Opera Company, the OMNI Ensemble, the jazz group NYAXE, Brazilian singer-songwriter Suely Mesquita, at auditions for A.L. Webber and Paul Simon, and for NYU’s clarinet and double-reed studios.


Michael earned his BM and BA at Oberlin, continuing his study at Juilliard and with composers John Eaton and Peter Susser and pianist Seymour Bernstein. He is currently working towards his PhD in NYU’s GSAS program. He teaches at Bronx Community College (CUNY) and the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. He runs the Brooklyn New Music Collective, now entering its 15th year presenting concerts of work almost entirely by living composers; past performers include David del Tredici, So Percussion, and Isabel Leonard, and dozens of works have been premiered on the series.

timothy langston

Timothy Langston


British tenor Timothy Langston read Music at the University of Manchester where he was awarded First Class Honours, and latterly at the Royal Northern College of Music, where he was supported by The Mario Lanza Educational Trust, The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, The Boise Foundation, The Headley Trust, The Kathleen Trust and the Oglesby Trust. In 2015 he joined the esteemed Samling Artist Programme. 


Timothy performed the roles of Il Cenciaiuolo Iris, and Master of Ceremonies in The Queen of Spades in Opera Holland Park's 2016 season: a former Christine Collins Young Artist he sang Un Giovanetto in L'amore dei tre Re, and A Fortune Teller Lakme in 2015. Further engagements include an Apostle in Elgar's The Apostles with the Halle under the baton of Sir Mark Elder, with Opera North, European Opera Center with Richard Farnes, Psappha Ensemble, The Gabrieli Consort, Gewandhaus Orchestra, and British Youth Opera, where roles have included Balthazar Zorn Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg, Wat Dreary A Beggar's Opera, Eumete/Ulisse Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria and Gaston La Traviata. He has a passion for contemporary music, and has performed premieres of new operas with Manchester Opera Project, New Music North West and at the Tete a Tete Festival.


In 2015, Timothy founded the Manchester Opera Ensemble, now one of the city's leading proponents for opera performance. He has directed five productions for the company, the most recent being a highlight, when he produced and directed Suor Angelica as a special collaboration with the Women's Equality Party, raising awareness for women's rights and victims of abuse.


Recent highlights for Timothy include appearing at the Oxford Lieder Festival with Malcolm Martineau OBE, Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Ann Murray and Rowan Pierce performing Schumann and Brahms and performances of Israel in Eygpt with the Royal Northern Sinfonia and Nicolas McGegan.


Future engagements include a return to Opera Holland Park for Gobin La Rondine, Schoolmaster in the Cunning Little Vixen at Grimeborn Festival and a premiere of a new monodrama by Michael Rose for Manchester Opera Project in July.

In August 2017, Timothy joins the chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, as a  full time chorus tenor for the 2017-18 seasons.


In the time when animals were men
Michael Rose
Commissioned by
Manchester Opera Project


40 BLOSSOM STREET, MANCHESTER, M4 6BF THURSDAY 27 July 2017 | 8.30pm (doors open 8:00)

The bar will be open from 8:00. Come have a pre-performance drink or two and have a chat. 



£12 in advance via Eventbrite

£15 at the door

This is one of three monodramas to
be performed at this event.


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