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Andrew Watts was born in Middlesex and studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Geoffrey Mitchell. He has appeared with the Royal Opera Covent Garden, English National Opera, Glyndebourne Festival and Touring Operas, the Aldeburgh and Almeida Festivals; foreign engagements include Staatsoper Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper and the Teatro La Fenice. Reknowned for his performances in both contemporary and early music, his roles include the title role in Handel's Orlando, Nero in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea, Oberon in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Prince Go-Go in Ligeti's Le grand macabre, and the Snake Priestess in Birtwistle's The Minotaur.

His concert engagements include appearances with BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Los Angeles and Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestras as well as the Nieuw Ensemble. He has featured on recordings  of Boyce’s Ode for St Cecilia's Day, and was heard in Sally Potter’s film Orlando. He broadcasts regularly and television appearances include a cameo as Kathleen Ferrier in William and Mary.

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