Andrew Greenan

  • Tannhäuser – Hermann
  • Parsifal – Gurnemanz
  • Die Meistersinger – Hans Sachs
  • Die Walküre – Wotan
  • Siegfried – The Wanderer

Andrew Greenan is proud both to have sung the role of Hans Sachs in Saffron Opera Group’s inaugural performance of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and to have appeared in the SOG Ring Cycle as Wotan (Die Walküre) and Der Wanderer (Siegfried). His earliest experience of Parsifal was as a member of the Bayreuther Festspielchor as a student and since then he has gone on to sing no less than four rôles in the opera, of which Gurnemanz is naturally his favourite!

He has sung for many of the world’s leading opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York (Heinrich der Vogler – Lohengrin), the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (with Mackerras, Solti, Haitink and Bychkov),  La Scala, Milan, Hamburg, Théâtre du Châtelet Paris, the Vienna Volksoper, Bordeaux, Brussels, Lyon, Geneva and San Diego Opera. Appearances have also included roles in Tristan und Isolde in Oviedo, Der Fliegende Holländer, Wozzeck, Tannhäuser and Der Rosenkavalier in Nancy, Fidelio in Auckland, Die Meistersinger in San Francisco, Parsifal for Seattle Opera, A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Torino, Rusalka for the Wexford Festival, Albert Herring at the Opéra Comique, Paris, Alberich (Das Rheingold) at Longborough Festival, and the title role in Falstaff for the Prague National Theatre.

Andrew has a long association with English National Opera, and elsewhere in the UK he has appeared with, amongst others, both the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Hallé Orchestra under Sir Mark Elder, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with Andris Nelsons, Welsh National Opera, Opera North, Glyndebourne, and the London Symphony Orchestra with Sir Colin Davis.

Recent appearances have included the Mozart Requiem at the Royal Festival Hall, the Verdi Requiem in the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, Commendatore (Don Giovanni) for Angers-Nantes Opéra and Swallow (Peter Grimes) with Bergen Philharmonic under Edward Gardner at both the Bergen and Edinburgh Festivals, as well as at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, Valencia. He sang the central rôle of the Baron of Lindenberg in the première recording of Raymond and Agnes by Edward J Loder conducted by Richard Bonynge and was also seen at Glyndebourne as Ghost of Old Hamlet/Gravedigger/Player King in the inaugural production of Brett Dean’s Hamlet.