Tim Augustin, tenor
The Washington Post describes American tenor Timothy Augustin as an “outstanding performer” who possesses a “particularly lovely voice,” and audiences everywhere liken him to "champagne singing." Hailed for his artistry, Tim has won numerous awards and competitions including The Washington International Competition for Singers. He was a finalist in the New Tang Dynasty International Vocal Competition, the Leo Slezak International Singing Competition, a national finalist in the Ryan Opera Center for American Artists of the Lyric Opera of Chicago auditions, winner of several awards from The Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions, and a recipient of many other honors.
Tim has performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, on all of the stages at The Kennedy Center in Washington, The Mormon Tabernacle, and The Ordway Theater in St. Paul. His television appearances include ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s Today Show, The CBS Morning Show and ABC’s World News Tonight. Radio broadcasts include the tenor soloist in the world premiere of Nick White’s Full Freedom at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall which was broadcast on NPR.
A much sought after performer for his interpretive artistry, Tim is a regular performer with Washington’s most respected musical organizations including the National Symphony Orchestra, The National Chamber Orchestra, the Master Chorale of Washington, the Cathedral Choral Society, Masterworks Chorus, and many others. A regular with The Washington National Opera, his past productions include more than twenty roles and over 250 performances. More recently, Tim performed the role of Ferrando in Così Fan Tutte with Baltimore Concert Opera and has sung numerous concerts and recitals in China, Canada, Mexico and Austria. In 2013, as part of the renowned American Opera Initiative, Tim debuted three powerful roles at the Kennedy Center in world premier performances of Approaching Ali, Duffy's Cut and Uncle Alex.