Tim's international work includes Les Troyens, Tannhäuser (Lyric Opera of Chicago); Aida, War and Peace, Rodelinda and Götterdämmerung (Canadian Opera Company); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merry Widow (Metropolitan Opera, New York); Capriccio, La finta giardiniera, Arabella and Die Zauberflöte (Santa Fe); Don Carlo (Opera Philadelphia); The Lighthouse and Kat’á Kabanová (Boston); The Aspern Papers (Dallas) and Simon Boccanegra, Ariadne auf Naxos (Bavarian State Opera); Benvenuto Cellini (Netherlands Opera); La Wally (Bregenz Festival); Don Carlos, Passion (Minnesota Opera).
Tim has a close relationship with Opera North, where his many productions include Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Così fan tutte, Fidelio, Macbeth, Don Carlos, Otello, Les Troyens (also Welsh National Opera), Madama Butterfly and Kat’á Kabanová. He has directed several productions for English National Opera, including Peter Grimes, Billy Budd and Boris Godunov. For Scottish Opera, his productions include a highly acclaimed Der Ring des Nibelungen. In 2013 he directed Grimes on the Beach for Aldeburgh Festival.
Tim Albery made his Royal Opera debut in 1994 with Chérubin and has since directed Nabucco (1996), Der fliegende Holländer (2009), Tannhäuser (2010) and the world premiere of Pleasure (co-production between The Royal Opera, Aldeburgh Music and Opera North.)
In contemporary opera, he has directed Mark Simpson' Pleasure (ROH, Aldeburgh, Opera North); R. Murray Schafer’s The Children’s Crusade (Luminato Festival, Toronto), Brian Current’s Airline Icarus (Soundstreams, Toronto) and John Harris’s M’dea Undone (Tapestry Opera, Toronto).
In theatre, Tim has directed productions including Attempts on Her Life (Royal Court), Wallenstein and Macbeth (Royal Shakespeare Company), Berenice (National Theatre) and Nathan the Wise (Toronto).