Andrew Watts

Andrew Watts was born in Middlesex and studied at the Royal Academy of Music. His operatic engagements include appearances with the Royal Opera Covent Garden, English National Opera, Glyndebourne Festival and Touring Operas, Welsh National Opera the Aldeburgh and Almeida Festivals and BBC Proms. Foreign engagements include La Scala, Milan, Staatsoper Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper, Nationaltheater Mannheim, Theater an der Wien, Teatro La Fenice, Opéra National du Rhin, Teatro Real Madrid, Paris Opera, Teatro Sao Carlos Lisbon, Grand Théâtre de Genève, De Vlaamse Opera, Graz Opera, Stadttheater Klagenfurt, RIAS Kammerchor Berlin, Bielefeld, Los Angeles, Australia, Canada and Mexico and the Salzburg, Vienna, Dresden, Bregenz, Batignano and Montepulciano Festivals.

Andrew Watts’ concert engagements include appearances with BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Los Angeles and Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestras, Niew Ensemble, Klangforum Wien, at the Salzburg, Lucerne, Lausanne, Cernier and Edinburgh Festivals, Vienna, New York, Budapest, Seville, Paris, Cologne, Brussels, France, Australia and Italy. Repertoire includes Georg Friedrich Handel’s operas and oratorios like “Judas Maccabeus”, “Jephtha”, “Solomon”, “Messiah”, Johan Sebastian Bach’s “St. John Passion”, “Magnificat”, “The Indian Queen” by Henry Purcell, Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s “Te Deum”, the World Premieres of Unsuk Chin’s “Cantatrix Sopranica”, Harrison Birtwistle’s “Orpheus Elegies” and “The Shadow of Night”, Oscar Strasnoy’s “L’instant”, works by Guarnieri and Manzoni and Olga Neuwirth’s, “Hommage à Klaus Nomi”, “La vie…ulcérant(e)” and “Five daily miniatures”. He features on Recordings for ASV of William Boyce’s “Ode for St Cecilia’s Day” and “David’s Lamentation” with the Hanover Band and was heard in Sally Potter’s film “Orlando”.

Future performances include his debut at Vienna Staatsoper and Geneva Opera, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Berlin Staatsoper, Edinburgh Festival, Opera de Lyon and Teatro Real, Madrid.

As of June 2017

Andrew Watts

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