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Andrew Tortise was a choral scholar at Wells Cathedral and graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge in 2002. He made his opera debut in Paris at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysée as Apollo Semele in 2004. Early opera appearances included Marzio in Mitridate at the Salzburg Festival, Ferrando and roles in L’incoronazione di Poppea for Lyon Opera, and Robert in David Sawer's Skin Deep for Opera North and the Bregenz Festival.

Andrew has appeared on tours with Sir John Eliot Gardiner singing Purcell, Bach and Monteverdi; with Richard Egarr and the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment; with Concert Spirituel and Hervé Niquet singing Messiah; and with Marc Minkowski singing Damon in Handel's Acis and Galatea. Recent highlights include The Spirit of the Masque in Richard Jones's production of Britten's Gloriana for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Novice in Billy Budd and Janek in The Makropulos Case for Netherlands Opera; David in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Ferrando in Così fan tutte for Welsh National Opera, and the tenor arias in Bach's St Matthew Passion for Glyndebourne Festival Opera.

Opera plans this season and beyond include returning to The Royal Opera, Covent Garden to sing Vogelgesang in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and his debut at Opéra National de Lyon singing Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw. Future concert plans include Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with Ex Cathedra and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Bach's Mass in B Minor with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Richard Egarr; Monteverdi's Vespers with the Monteverdi Choir and Sir John Eliot Gardner, in Salzburg; and appearances at the Presteigne Festival in Britten's The Company of Heaven and the world première of David Matthews' Three Dunwich Songs.

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