Timothy Burke


Timothy Burke

Les enfants terribles / Royal Ballet at the Barbican Theatre, London

“Timothy Burke, conducting, keeps a firm grip on the fiendish pulse and tempo changes.”

The Arts Desk


“Timothy Burke conducts Robert Clark, James Hendry and Kate Shipway in a crisp performance of Glass’ insistent piano lines, which slide from spiky to hypnotic and back.”
Dancing Times


“Timothy Burke conducted, brilliantly keeping this show on its rocky road…”



“…meticulously directed here by Timothy Burke.”

The Spectator


Dart’s Love / Tête-à-Tête

“Timothy Burke was confident but unobtrusive as the conductor.”

Planet Hugill


People Watch / Tête-à-Tête

"Timothy Burke conducts with clear-eyed verve…”



Le nozze di Figaro: Welsh National Opera

“…superb orchestral work, thanks to Timothy Burke.”

Western Daily Mail


Rossini: The Barber of Seville / Opera North

"The opera is propelled forward with energetic tempi from the pit, under the baton of Timothy Burke.”

Northern Echo


La Fanciulla del West / Opera Holland Park

"Musically the performance I attended - with the young conductor Timothy Burke taking over from Stuart Stratford, who was in charge of the rest of the run - was highly persuasive. Burke drew sweeping, impassioned playing from a City of London Sinfonia on fine form, and clearly enjoying itself; the aching nostalgia and powerful vistas of the music came across with power.”



The Gondoliers / National Gilbert & Sullivan Company

“The orchestra, too, sounds smart, full and generally on point. Credit where it’s due: they’ve got a smashing woodwind section and conductor Timothy Burke set out as he meant to continue, with considerable energy and finesse.”

The Arts Desk


“John Savournin’s resourceful production benefits from Mary MacDonagh’s choreography and Timothy Burke’s fizzing conducting of the National Festival Orchestra.”


Scottish Daily Mail


Patience / English Touring Opera

"Sullivan’s dapper score is well served, too, with conductor Timothy Burke and English Touring Opera’s choral and orchestral forces conveying its abundant vitality and grace."

The Guardian


“Musically there was plenty to enjoy. Timothy Burke conducted a nimble performance, with clean orchestral playing and engaging singing…”

The Observer


"(Patience) is adorned with one of Sullivan's prettiest scores, and conductor Timothy Burke does it considerable honour, with a sweet light, touch, deft pacing and a cute way with those self-effacing titivations."

Opera Now


“Conductor Timothy Burke ensures a generally spritely pace, and the ETO chorus and orchestra are superb.

The Stage


“The evening speeds by thanks to Timothy Burke’s spirited conducting…”

The Sunday Times


"...the orchestra is conducted with a nice light touch by Timothy Burke."

The Telegraph


“…conducted with affection by Timothy Burke.”

The Times


"…a night of tip-top comedy that's wrapped in musical splendour by a sparkling company of singers and ETO's stylish orchestra under Timothy Burke."



Tell Me the Truth About Love / Streetwise Opera

“…the big set pieces, including renditions of Up Where We Belong and Jimmy Nail’s Big River, were made to soar thanks to tight musical direction from Timothy Burke…”