The Anglo-French bass, Andrew Greenan has sung for many of the world’s great opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York (Heinrich Lohengrin with Augin), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (with Solti, Haitink, von Dohnányi, Bychkov, Mackerras and Hickox), Hamburg (Peter Grimes), Paris – Châtelet (Arabella), Bordeaux (Rocco Fidelio and Arnolphe Die Schule der Frauen), La Monnaie, Lyon, Geneva (Kothner Meistersinger, Klingsor Parsifal), Netherlands Opera (Der Schatzgräber, also CD) San Diego (Biterolf Tannhäuser, Cecil Maria Stuarda and Ochs Der Rosenkavalier), Pittsburgh (Salome) Cape Town (Ochs), Oviedo (Marke Tristan und Isolde), Nancy (Daland, Doktor Wozzeck, Landgraf Tannhäuser, Ochs, Vodnik Rusalka, Rocco), San Francisco (Meistersinger) Seattle (Parsifal), Turin (Bottom), New Israeli Opera (Samson et Dalila), Wiener Volksoper (Sarastro), Glyndebourne (Arkel Pelléas et Melisande), Longborough (Alberich Das Rheingold), Prague National Theatre (Falstaff) and Opéra Comique, Paris (Albert Herring)

Andrew was a Choral Scholar at St John’s College, Cambridge, where he read Modern Languages. He then studied with John Cameron at the Royal Northern College of Music and, whilst there, made his operatic debut in Schoenberg’s Die Glückliche Hand at La Scala, Milan.

He began his career as a Company Principal at English National Opera, where his many roles, then and since, have included Timur Turandot, Monterone/Sparafucile, Sarastro, Hermit Der Freischütz, Gremin, Zaccaria Nabucco, Titurel Parsifal.

His comprehensive concert repertoire ranges from Bach to Tippett and beyond. Highlights include Messiah (Huddersfield Choral) St Matthew Passion (RLPO), Mozart Requiem (Royal Festival Hall), Verdi Requiem (RTE Dublin), Creation (Singapore SO), Dream of Gerontius, Belshazzar’s Feast and Elijah, all at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, and Mahler 8th Symphony at Bridgewater Hall, as well as Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with NYO under Vasily Petrenko. Among others, he has also appeared with Pappano, Runnicles, Rizzi, Slatkin, Nelsons, de Waart, Rustioni, Karabits and Metzmacher.

He has recorded The Nightingale, The Flood and Oedipus Rex in Robert Craft’s Stravinsky cycle with the Philharmonia, Parsifal with the Hallé and Sir Mark Elder, and Sir Colin Davis’ Grammy winning Les Troyens (LSO).

Work in contemporary music has seen him in James MacMillan’s Since it was the Day of Preparation….with the Hebrides Ensemble at the Amsterdam Muziekgebouw and in the world première of Ed Jones’ Arctic Elegy conducted by the composer.

Recent engagements and future plans include Hans Sachs Die Meistersinger, Wotan Die Walküre, Der Wanderer Siegfried and Gurnemanz Parsifal for Saffron Opera Group (UK), Verdi Requiem in the Chapel of King’s College Cambridge, Messiah with the CBSO, Brahms Requiem in Périgueux Cathedral, Commendatore Don Giovanni for Angers/Nantes Opera, Salome in Tel Aviv, Bluebeard’s Castle with Royal Orchestral Society, Swallow Peter Grimes with Bergen Philharmonic under Edward Gardner at both the Bergen and Edinburgh International Festivals, and, most recently, at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía Valencia. He appears as Rajah Bimmy in On the Town at the 2019 Hyogo International Festival. He was also seen as Ghost of Old Hamlet/Gravedigger/Player King in the inaugural production of Brett Dean’s Hamlet at Glyndebourne and sings the central rôle of the Baron of Lindenberg in the acclaimed new recording of Raymond and Agnes by Edward J Loder conducted by Richard Bonynge.

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