The dutch baritone Tim Kuypers did his Master of Opera at the conservatoire of Amsterdam and was a member of the Studio of the Bayerische Staatsoper in München. As a regular guest, he sang over 250 performances in München such as Hermann in “Les contes d’Hoffmann”, Marullo in “Rigoletto”, Lovec in “Rusalka”, Fiorello in “Il barbiere di Siviglia”, Mittenhofer in “Elegie für junge Liebende”, Johansen in ‘South Pole’, Johann in Werther, Mathias Wissmann in Prokofjiev's 'Fiery Angel', covering Ping in “Turandot”, Harasta in “The cunning little vixen” to name a few. Under chief conductor Kirill Petrenko he sang the Einäugige in “Die Frau ohne Schatten” and Haudy in “Die Soldaten” which was awarded production of the year, conductor, opera house and orchestra of the year. Next to that, Tim was a guest at the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland, the Dartington Summerfestival in England, in the Konzerthaus in Berlin, Théâtre de Champs Elysées in Paris and the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
On the opera stage he sang with conductors like Marco Armiliato, Fabio Luisi, Zubin Mehta, Kirill Petrenko, Vladimir Jurowski, Bertrand de Billy, Paolo Carignani, Kent Nagano, Ádám Fischer, Asher Fisch, Oksana Lyniv, Marc Piollet, Emmanuel Villaume, Karl Mark Chichon, Omer Meir Wellber, Francesco Angelico to name a few and created roles with directors such as Richard Jones, Hans Neuenfels, Barrie Kosky, Krzysztof Warlikowski, Andreas Kriegenburg, Jürgen Rose, Philipp Stölzl, David Bösch, Carlus Padrissa/La Fura dels Baus, Christiane Pohle, Immo Karaman and Aernout Mik.
His operatic repertoire also includes roles like Silvio (Pagliacci), il conte d’Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Wolfram (Tannhäuser), Vater (Hänsel und Gretel), Sid (Albert Herring), Belcore (Elisir d’amore) and Pantalon (L’Amour des trois oranges). Next to opera, Kuypers is a passionate advocate for Lied and oratorio. His Lied-repertoire includes “Kindertotenlieder”, “Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen”, “Rückert Lieder” and “des Knaben Wunderhorn” by Mahler, “Winterreise” by Schubert , “6 Monologe aus Jedermann” by Martin, “Liederkreis op.39”, “Kerner-Lieder” by Schumann, “Lieder und Gesänge op.32” by Brahms. Concert-repertoire includes the “Elias” by Mendelssohn, the requiem masses by Brahms, Fauré, Duruflé, Händel’s “Messiah”, Orff’s “Carmina Burana” and both Passions by Bach.
A few highlights from recent engagements are the role of Von Wierhof in Prokofjiev's ‘Semjon Kotko’ with Vladimir Jurowski in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Mahler's Rückert-Lieder and Brahms op.32 with pianist Ananda Sukarlan at the Dutch embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia and the reprise of Srnka's 'South Pole' as Johansen at the Bayerische Staatsoper with Kirill Petrenko.
Future engagements at the Bayerische Staatsoper include Mathieu in ‘Andrea Chenier' as well as a concert version in Théâtre de Champs Elysées in Paris , Johansen in Srnka’s “South Pole” and the Einäugige in “Die Frau ohne Schatten with GMD Kirill Petrenko, Eddy in Turnage's 'Greek' with conductor Oksana Lyniv and director Wolfgang Nägele and the Short Prisoner in Janácek's 'From the house of the dead' with conductor Simone Young and director Frank Castorf.