Timothy Jenkins born in Amarillo, where he began studying voice, German and Italian as a child. He completed his studies at the University of North Texas in 1977 and placed second in the Metropolitan Opera’s regional auditions in New Orleans two years later.
He made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Jacob Schmidt in Kurt Weill’s “Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny,” and during the 1980’s sang in Beethoven’s “Fidelio,” Wagner’s “Tannhauser,” “Parsifal” and “Walkure,” Mozart’s “Idomeneo” and Verdi’s “Macbeth.”
Mr. Jenkins was a winner, with Gary Lakes, of the Lauritz Melchior Heldentenor Award in 1981. Apart from his appearances at the Met, he sang at the White House in 1983 in a concert broadcast on television. New York Times Obituary
Timothy Jenkins Reviews:
“…Almost transcendentally beautiful…when you listen to the disc, you will see the smiles of the singers as they share their music and their hearts with you.” —The Audio Adventure