At the 2019 BBC Proms Markus Stenz conducts BBC NOW in Strauss, Brostroem & Brahms, Sunnyboy Dladla sings Mozart Requiem with BBC NOW with Natalie Stutzman, Hilary Summers sings Beethoven Symphony...MORE
Andrew Tortise returns to the Royal Opera Covent Garden in February in his role debut as Kudrjas in Richard Jones’ new production of Katya Kabanova, conducted by Edward Gardner. Concerts...MORE
Dunedin Consort & John Butt, 2017. By kind permission of BBC Proms
BBC Philharmonic & Nicholas Kraemer. By permission of BBC Radio 3, 2017
La Nuova Musica at the Wigmore Hall. By permission of BBC Radio 3, 2016
“Andrew Tortise relished his opportunity as the Holy Fool, singing with notable clarity.”
Andrew Tortise was a choral scholar at Wells Cathedral and graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge in 2002. He studied singing first with Ashley Stafford and then with Iris dell’Acqua.
- Kudrjas Katya Kabanova; Spirit of the Masque Britten Gloriana; Idiot Boris Godunov – Royal Opera, Covent Garden
- Handel Messiah – Philharmonia Baroque – Richard Egarr
- Bach Cantatas – Les Violons du Roy – Jonathan Cohen
- Bach St John Passion – Dunedin Consort – John Butt
- Novice Billy Budd; Jenik Makropulos Case – Dutch National Opera
Concert plans this season and beyond include tenor soloist for Handel Messiah with the Ulster Orchestra and Ruben Jais, the Huddersfield Choral Society and Jane Glover, and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Richard Egarr; Handel Dixit Dominus with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Laurence Cummings; and Beethoven Missa Solemnis with Ex Cathedra and the CBSO under Jeffrey Skidmore. Forthcoming Bach performances include St Matthew Passion (tenor arias) with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra and Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne. He will make a return to the Royal Opera, Covent Garden in the new production by David McVicar of Death in Venice, conducted by Sir Mark Elder.
Recent highlights include Kudrjas in the new production by Richard Jones of Katya Kabanova, conducted by Edward Gardner at the Royal Opera House (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 and Eurimaco Il RItorno d’Ulisse in Patria. He has also sung Peter Quint The Turn of the Screw for Lyon Opera; 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 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, the LSO 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.
Andrew’s regular Bach appearances include Mass in B Minor and Magnificat with the SCO and Richard Egarr, and Mass in B Minor with the Dunedin Consort and John Butt; St Matthew Passion on a European tour with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Mark Padmore; Evangelist St Matthew Passion in Lisbon; St Matthew Passion (arias) with the Residentie Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Gabrieli Consort and Players and The Monteverdi Choir; Christmas Oratorio with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; Cantatas with Les Violons du Roy and Jonathan Cohen; and Evangelist and arias in St John Passion with Sir John Eliot Gardner, and with the Dunedin Consort at the 2017 BBC Proms.