SINGER

Andrew graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow in 2012, where he attended the Alexander Gibson Opera School and studied with George Gordon and Kathleen McKellar Ferguson. Awards at the RCS included the David Knox Memorial Prize, the Governor’s Recital Prize for Singing, and the Florence Veitch Ibler Prize for Oratorio Singing. Andrew was also the first RCS student to win the Joaninha Trust Award for Singing. While at the RCS, roles included Papageno Die Zauberflöte, Don Carlos in Prokofiev’s Betrothal in Monastery, Badger Cunning Little Vixen (joint production with Scottish Opera/RCS), Matveyev War & Peace, which was performed both in Scotland and Russia (joint production with Scottish Opera/RCS), Antonio Le Nozze di Figaro, Coppelius Les Contes d’Hoffmann and Captain Eugene Onegin; opera scenes included title role Billy Budd, Marcello La Bohème and Golaud Pelléas et Mélisande. Andrew also created the role of Duncan in the European première of Tom Cunningham’s chamber opera The Okavango Macbeth (recorded on Delphian Records). At the RCS, Andrew participated in masterclasses with Sir Thomas Allen, Malcolm Martineau, Lisa Milne, Jane Eaglen and Roderick Williams. Recent engagements include title role Gianni Schicchi for Opera Bohemia, Thoas Iphigénie en Tauride in St Andrews, Elijah in Cupar, The Apostles with St Andrews Chorus, covering the role of The Pirate King The Pirates of Penzance for English National Opera, St Matthew Passion in Ayr, Mozart Requiem at the Royal Albert Hall and Guglielmo Cosi fan tutte for Clonter Opera.

Notable concert engagements have included Belshazzar’s Feast with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Messiah at Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light with the Ulster Orchestra in Belfast and Christus in James Macmillan’s St John Passion at the Association of British Choral Directors conference. Andrew has also been heard on BBC Radio 3 performing Finzi’s Let Us Garlands Bring as part of the Crear Scholarshipwith Malcolm Martineau, Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs and Eternal Light with the National Youth Choir of Scotland.

Andrew has been a Scottish Opera Robertson Trust Emerging Artist since the 2012/2013 season, where his roles have included Marchese d’Obigny La Traviata, Bottom A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Samuel The Pirates of Penzance. Recent engagements include Garibaldo Rodelinda, Notary Don Pasquale and Yamadori in the new David McVicar production of Madama Butterfly, all for Scottish Opera, as well as concert engagements throughout the UK including Handel Judas Maccabeus and Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem.  Engagements in 2015/2016 include Morales Carmen for Scottish Opera, Fauré Requiem, Brahms Requiem, Mendelssohn Elijah, Mahler Kindertotenlieder and Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs in Aberdeen. 

Subsequent engagements include Lakai in Ariadne auf Naxos for Opéra National de Lorraine, Nancy.

 

Andrew is represented by Hazard Chase International Music Management Company. Please contact John McHugh for any more information.

 

 

Operatic Role

Straus           *Ariadne auf Naxos – Lakai Opera national de Lorraine 2017

Mozart          Le Nozze de Fiagro – Title Role (Cover) Scottish Opera 2016

Britten           Noye’s Fludde – Title Role Lammermuir Festival 2016

McIver           Calagari – Title Role (World Premier) Scottish Opera 2016

Bizet              Carmen – Morales Scottish Opera 2015

Mozart           Cosi fan tutti – Gugliemo Clonter Opera Farm 2015

Sullivan          The Pirates of Penzance – Pirate King (Cover) ENO 2015

MacMillan      Ines de Castro – Ordinary Person Scottish Opera 2015

Puccini          Gianni Schicchi – Title Role Opera Bohemia 2014 & 2015

Puccini          Madama Butterfly – Prince Yamadori Scottish Opera 2014

Donizetti        Don Pasquale – Notary Scottish Opera 2013

Donizetti        Don Pasquale – Malatesta (Cover) Scottish Opera 2013

Handel          Rodelinda – Garibaldo Scottish Opera 2013

Britten           Noye’s Fludde – Noye Cromarty Youth Opera 2013

Sullivan         The Pirates of Penzance – Samuel Scottish Opera 2013

Massenet      Werther – Johann Scottish Opera 2013

Verdi             La traviata – Marchese Scottish Opera 2013

Britten           A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Bottom Scottish Opera/RCS 2013

Armstrong     Lady from the Sea – Arnholm Scottish Opera 2012

Prokofiev       Betrothal in a Monastery – Don Carlos Scottish Opera/RCS  2012

Mozart          Die Zauberflöte – Papageno  RCS  2012

Purcell          Fairy Queen Drunken – Poet  Aberdeen Youth Festival 2011

Mozart          Le Nozze di Figaro – Figaro RCS (Scenes) 2011

Poulenc        Peléas et Mélisande – Golaud  RCS (Scenes) 2011

Janacek       Cunning Little Vixen – Badger Scottish Opera/RCS 2011

Puccini         La Bohème – Marcello RCS (Scenes) 2011

Britten          Billy Budd Billy – Budd RCS (Scenes) 2011

Mozart         Le Nozze di Figaro – Antonio RCS 2010

Offenbach    Les Contes d’Hoffmann – Coppelius RCS 2010

Poulenc       Dialogues des Carmelites – Second Commisioner / Officer RCS 2010

Prolofiev      Eugene Onegin – Captain  RCS  2008

                                                                                                               * Future Roles

 

Concert Work

Varied             *Concert Soloist Balerno Music Festival 2017

Varied             *Concert Soloist En Blank et Noir Festival, France 2017

Handel            *Messiah Soloist Royal Festival Hall, London 2017

JS Bach          *Magnificat Soloist Inverness Choral Society 2017

JS Bach          St John Passion Peter, Pilate and Arias Dundee Choral Society 2017

RVW               Five Mystical Songs Farnham and Bourne Choral Society 2017

Handel            Messiah Soloist Dundee Choral Society 2017

Mozart            Requiem Soloist Bridgewater Hall 2016

Brahms           Requeim soloist West End Festival Glasgow 2016

JS Bach          St Matthew Passion Christus Helensburgh Oratorio 2016

Brahms           Requeim soloist Con Anima Choir  2016

Mendelssohn  Elijah Title Role Aberdeen University 2016

Mahler            Kindentotenlieder Aberdeen University 2016

RVW               Five Mystical Songs Aberdeen University 2016

RVW               Five Mystical Songs Glasgow University 2015

Faure              Requiem Aberdeen University 2015

Faure              Requiem Edinburgh Singers 2015

Mozart            Mozart Requeim Soloist Royal Albert Hall 2015

JS Bach          St Matthew Passion Christus Ayr Choral 2015

Mendelssohn  Elijah Title Role Cuppar Choral 2015

Handel           Messiah Soloist Caledonian Voices 2013

Orr                 Songs of Childhood Soloist RCS Recital 2013  

Mozart           Requiem Soloist Clonter Opera Farm 2012

Various          Opera Gala Soloists Clonter Opera Farm 2011

Handel           Judas Macccabaeus Soloist Caledonian Voices 2011

Walton           Belshazzar’s Feast Soloist Royal Scottish National Orchestra 2011

Goodall          Eternal Light Soloist Belfast Philharmonic & Ulster Orchestra 2010

MacMillan      St John Passion Jesus ABC Conference 2009

                                                                                                               * Future Concerts

 

 

Prizes and Scholarships

David Knox Memorial Prize for Opera (RCS)                  Winner                       2012

The Harriet Cohen Memorial Music Award                     Winner                       2012

The Governors Recital Prize for Singing (RCS)               Winner                       2011

ABRSM Postgraduate Scholarship                                Winner                       2010

The Florence Veitch Ibler Prize for Oratorio Singing        Winner                       2009

 

 

Degrees and Qualifications

MMus (Opera)                             Royal Conservatoire of Scotland                  June 2012

PG Dip (Opera Studies)              Royal Conservatoire of Scotland                  June 2010

PG Dip (Music)                            Royal Conservatoire of Scotland                  June 2009

BMus (Hons)                               Royal Conservatoire of Scotland                  June 2008

 

Andrew McTaggart