Andrew Tortise

Tenor

“Andrew Tortise relished his opportunity as the Holy Fool, singing with notable clarity.”

MUSSORGSKY Boris Godunov, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

John Allison, Opera Magazine

Andrew Tortise was a choral scholar at Wells Cathedral and graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge.  This season’s highlights include Bach St Matthew Passion with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra and Richard Egarr; Handel Solomon with Academy Choir Wimbledon and Matthew Best; Cantatas 1, 3, 5 and 6 from Bach Weinachts-Oratorium with Solomon’s Knot at Wigmore Hall  and a Mozart/Haydn programme with Arcangelo.

Highlights

  • Kudrjas Katya Kabanova; Spirit of the Masque Britten Gloriana; Idiot Boris Godunov – Royal Opera, Covent Garden
  • Mozart C Minor Mass – Orchestre National de Lille – Jan Willem de Vriend
  • Bach Cantatas – Les Violons du Roy – Jonathan Cohen
  • Bach St John Passion – Dunedin Consort – John Butt
  • Bach St Matthew Passion – Rotterdam Philharmonic – John Butt
  • Novice Billy Budd; Jenik Makropulos Case – Dutch National Opera

Biography

Other recent highlights have included Bach St Matthew Passion with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Richard Egarr, and also with the Dunedin Consort and John Butt, with whom he has also sung Bach Christmas Oratorio; Handel Messiah with the Ulster…

Other recent highlights have included Bach St Matthew Passion with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Richard Egarr, and also with the Dunedin Consort and John Butt, with whom he has also sung Bach Christmas Oratorio; Handel Messiah with the Ulster Orchestra and Ruben Jais, and the Huddersfield Choral Society and Dame Jane Glover; Handel Dixit Dominus with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Laurence Cummings; Mozart C Minor Mass with Orchestre National de Lille conducted by Jan Willem de Vriend;  Beethoven Missa Solemnis with Ex Cathedra and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under Jeffrey Skidmore and concerts at the Southwell Music Festival with Marcus Farnsworth.

Opera highlights include Kudrjaš in the new production by Richard Jones of Katya Kabanova, conducted by Edward Gardner at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (winner of the Best New Opera Production at Olivier Awards 2019). Other appearances at the Royal Opera House include The Spirit of the Masque in Britten Gloriana, Simpleton Boris Godunov, Eurimaco Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria and most recently in the new production by David McVicar of Death in Venice, conducted by Sir Mark Elder. He has also sung Peter Quint The Turn of the Screw for Opéra National de Lyon; Bach Christmas Oratorio staged at the Theater an der Wien; Novice Billy Budd, Janek The Makropulos Case and Lurcanio Ariodante for Dutch National Opera; David Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg for Welsh National Opera; and Lucano L’incoronazione di Poppea and the tenor arias in Bach St Matthew Passion for Glyndebourne Festival Opera.

On the concert platform he has sung Horatio in Berlioz Lélio with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Beethoven Choral Fantasy at the 2015 Edinburgh International Festival; Mozart Requiem with the Philharmonia Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Colin Davis; Britten Les Illuminations with the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra and Ivor Bolton; Haydn Paukenmesse with the BBC SSO and Bernard Labadie; Haydn Nelson Mass with the Bach Choir and David Hill; Monteverdi L’Orfeo and Vespers at L’Opéra Royal de Versailles with the Monteverdi Choir and Sir John Eliot Gardiner; Acis in Handel Acis and Galatea with Academy of Ancient Music and Richard Egarr and Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with both the AAM and Aarhus Symphony Orchestra.

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