Andrew Tortise


"...Andrew Tortise’s compelling account of the Prologue, three minutes that can pass for very little in performance. Tortise sang superbly as Quint for the rest of the evening, too, the frequent passages of melisma that Britten gives the character stripped of all archness and affectation and delivered with an ease of voice production that rendered their malevolant insinuations all the more unsettling."
Terry Blain

Andrew Tortise
photo by Hayden Phoenix


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Recent and future highlights

  • Marzio Mitridate; Vogelgesang Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; The Spirit of the Masque in Britten Gloriana - new Richard Jones production - Royal Opera, Covent Garden
  • Britten Les Illuminations; Aufidio in J.C. Bach Lucio Silla - Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra - Ivor Bolton
  • Ferrando Così fan tutte; David Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - Welsh National Opera
  • World première - David Matthews Three Dunwich Songs; Britten The Company of Heaven - Presteigne Festival
  • Bach Christmas Oratorio - Theater an der Wien; Rotterdam Philharmonic - Richard Egarr
  • Peter Quint in Britten The Turn of the Screw - Lyon Opera
  • Mernier Frühlings Erwachen - La Monnaie - Vincent Boussard     
  • Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings - Aarhus Symphony Orchestra - Eugene Tzigane
  • Bach St Matthew Passion (Arias) - Glyndebourne Festival - Katie Mitchell
  • Bach St John Passion (Evangelist & arias) - Monteverdi Choir - Sir John Eliot Gardiner
  • Mozart Requiem - London Symphony Orchestra - Sir Colin Davis
  • Lurcanio in Handel Ariodante; Novice Billy Budd; Jenik Makropulos Case - Dutch National Opera
  • Arnalta in Monteverdi L'incoronazione di Poppea - Academy of Ancient Music