Die Zauberflöte (Utah Opera)

Tim Long conducted the Utah Symphony in a colorful performance of Mozart’s rich score.
Salt Lake Tribune, March 17, 2013

Miss Havisham’s Fire (Maryland Opera Studio)

And the University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra, eloquently conducted by Timothy Long, handles the opera’s challenges with confidence and expressive shading.
Baltimore Sun, April 28, 2012

La Cenerentola (Opera Colorado)

Pacing is everything in this meticulously interwoven production, and conductor Timothy Long could hardly handle it more adroitly, with lively, spot-on tempos that kept the action — and the comedy — whizzing along.
Denver Post, May 2, 2011
The opening began with a long, but luscious overture under the baton of Timothy Long and the musicians of the Colorado Symphony.…it was beautifully played.
Interchanging Idioms, May 1, 2011
A youthful and handsome cast is amazingly well balanced, and the singers work together with conductor Timothy Long to keep Rossini bubbling along merrily.
Boulder Daily Camera, May 7, 2011
Conductor Timothy Long keeps the pace brisk, feeding the comedic rhythm.
Colorado Drama.com, May 1, 2011

Dead Man Walking (University of Colorado at Boulder)

Turning in a superb performance in the pit, up-and-coming conductor Timothy Long captures the score’s propulsive thrust with his keen pacing and draws the best from the young singers and musicians arrayed before him.
Denver Post, October 28, 2007
It was a first-rate production, featuring terrific singing…and brilliant playing from Timothy Long’s pit orchestra.
Rocky Mountain News, October 2007
New to CU Opera is Timothy Long, guest music director for this production. He has a full command of the score, stressing that despite its melodic richness there is nothing saccharine about it, for throughout the work Heggie keeps a firmly defined distance from sentimentality.
Boulder Daily Camera, October 26, 2007

Shadowboxer (Maryland Opera Studio)

Conductor Timothy Long drew superb performances from the musicians, members of the University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Studies Program, as well as the fifteen opera soloists and twelve-member chorus. That the voices were always audible above the orchestra is a tribute to both the composer and the conductor.
Ionarts, April 30, 2010
Timothy Long expertly conducted the difficult score, and seemed quite at home directing the club-influenced method of throwing the tune back and forth between the band and the orchestra. Both ensembles played sensitively, and seemed at ease with the harmonic and rhythmic language of the score. When the full company was in action—reliving the fights or relating to each other—the entire production gleamed with energy.
Opera Today, April 24, 2010
Under the direction of conductor Timothy Long, the singers and instrumentalists of the University of Maryland give a compelling performance of Proto’s imaginative score.
Opera Today, April 24, 2010
The well-drilled chorus adds a lot to the performance. Same for the excellent orchestra in the pit and jazz band located upstage, all conducted in sure, expressive fashion by Timothy Long.
Baltimore Sun, April 20, 2010

Madame Butterfly (Opera Theatre of Saint Louis)

All the while, the pit orchestra of Saint Louis Symphony pros, conducted by Timothy Long, evokes breadth, depth, and color from Puccini’s rich score. It’s the perfect marriage of music and singing.
Riverfront Times, June 4, 2008
Conductor Timothy Long scored a solid success in the pit, leading his singers and the Saint Louis Symphony with feeling, accuracy and singable tempos.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 2008
Timothy Long conducts the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra in a loving and gentle tribute to Puccini’s languid score.
The Ladue News, June 4, 2008
…strong leadership from Timothy Long.
Opera News, September 2008
Conductor Tim Long conducted with real feeling and a singer’s sense of tempos.
Musical America, July 2008
Madame Butterfly, given in a revival of Colin Graham’s Kabuki-inspired staging was tautly conducted by Timothy Long.
London Daily Telegraph, June 2008

Ariadne auf Naxos (Wolf Trap Opera)

The production’s musical assets were capped by a vibrant orchestra and the alert, sensitive conducting of Timothy Long.
Opera News, August 17, 2008
Conductor Timothy Long had his hands full; the small orchestra is constantly divided into numerous subgroups and because of space limitations the larger instruments had to be placed up on the floor behind him. His balancing and pacing of this complex score were admirable.
Washington Post, August 18, 2008
The orchestra made a sturdy, colourful effort led with admirable sensitivity by Timothy Long.
Opera, August 2008
The rest of the large cast came through sturdily and colorfully, as did the orchestra, led with admirable sensitivity by Timothy Long.
Baltimore Sun, August 19, 2008
…sharp conducting by Timothy Long.
Washington Times, August 18, 2008

The Kaiser from Atlantis (Yale Opera)

Conductor Timothy Long deserves much credit for leading both instrumentalists and singers in a flawless performance.
Opera-L, April 28, 1998

An Evening of Sondheim (Aspen Music Festival)

Long, who clearly has a keen affinity for Sondheim’s music, led a first-rate accompanying combo which provided invaluable support.
Denver Post, August 2003
…the high energy… sheer commitment and…the superlative coaching and preparation of music director Timothy Long.
Denver Post, August 2003

Piano Reviews

Pianist Tim Long blended turbulence with repose…

His third movement was dazzlingly forceful as it built toward an overwhelming finale.

…a dramatic, fiery performance.

…a pianist who combined powerful playing with a gentle touch.
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, April, 1994