They began with Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs featuring baritone Andrew McTaggart. He clearly articulated George Herbert’s devotional poems against the backdrop of Michael Bawtree’s gorgeous organ accompaniment.

Five Mystical Songs, Edinburgh International Festival 2018

Susan Nicckalls, The Scotsman

“Andrew McTaggart ‘s robust baritone made a very disturbing baddie.”

Dr Callagari, Title Role, Scottish Opera 2016

David Smyth, Bachtrack


“Andrew McTaggart’s considerable experience illuminated his casting as Thoas”

Thoas, Iphigenia au Tauris, Byer Opera, St Andrews

Ken Walton, The Guardian, July 2015


“Andrew McTaggart in the key role of Schicchi held the stage completely, his face lighting up as each new mischievous possibility crossed his mind.

Gianni Schicchi, Title Role, Opera Bohemia 

Keith Bruce, The Glasgow Herald, January 2013


“…while Scottish Opera’s Andrew McTaggart gave an atmospheric performance of Dark Island; all of which added to the eclectic mix of the evening.”

Ryder Cup Gala Concert, SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Marianne Gunn, The Herald, September 2014



“The rest of the cast provided solid and impressive backup particularly… and Andrew McTaggart as the Marchese.”

La Traviata, Scottish Opera

Andrew Clark, The Scottsman, January 2013





“Andrew McTaggart’s ‘Bottom’ has the best-developed voice and the strongest stage presence.

Britten’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, Scottish Opera  & RCS

Andrew Clark, The Scottsman, January 2013





“But out of all that come distinguished performances from… and Andrew McTaggart’s strong characterisation of the idiot Bottom.”

Britten’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, Scottish Opera & RCS

Richard Morrison, The Times, January 2013



“Andrew McTaggart shows his greater experience (he is a Scottish Opera Emerging Artist) as a well-rounded Bottom, and indeed the hammed-up Mechanicals’ play finally brings some much-needed camp laughs to an earnest evening.”

Britten’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, Scottish Opera & RCS

Keith Bruce, The Glasgow Herald, January 2013





“ They could not have wished for finer performers than [Beth] McKay and McTaggart.”

A Tapastry of Many Threads : World Premier

Keith Bruce, The Glasgow Herald, August 2012




“McTaggart’s [voice] is a formidable voice with impeccable diction in the echo-ey acoustic of a converted swimming pool.”

A Tapastry of Many Threads : World Premier

Peter Scott Pearsland,, August 2012.




“Black and white grainy photos in the screen of Scottish soldiers in kilts were accompanied by McTaggart’s glorious baritone, sung from the balcony above.”

A Tapastry of Many Threads : World Premier

David Smyth,, August 2012.




“Even the potential hazards of performing pages of dialogue in German were coped with easily by all concerned, and Andrew McTaggart had the audience eating out of his hand from his first entry. It can be no surprise that he now joins Scottish Opera’s Emerging Artist programme.”


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