Artist: Andrew Henley

Andrew Henley

Hailing from Monmouth, South-East Wales, Andrew is a recent graduate of the MA Opera Performance Course at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. He studies with Gary Coward, and is a trainee at the National Opera Studio for 2017/18, supported by the WNO Sir John Moores Award.

Roles at RWCMD included Fenton Falstaff, Albert Albert Herring, Schoolmaster The Cunning Little Vixen and First Armed Man The Magic Flute. Operatic engagements have included Novice Billy Budd with the St. Endellion Festival, Lechmere Owen Wingrave with British Youth Opera, Major (cover) Patience with English Touring Opera, Christoph in Maxwell Davies Kommilitonen! with Welsh National Youth Opera, Le Remendado Carmen with Opera’r Ddraig and Prince Philippe in Berkeley A Dinner Engagement. Chorus work has included Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Wexford Festival Opera. 2017 engagements include highlights from La Boheme with ROH Reimagined, in association with the Royal Opera, Covent Garden.

Equally comfortable on the concert platform, Andrew has featured as a soloist in works including Handel Messiah and Samson, Bach Magnificat in D and Easter Oratorio, CPE Bach Magnificat, Mozart Requiem, Vespers and Mass in C Minor, Beethoven Mass in C, Mendelssohn Elijah, Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle, Verdi Requiem and Puccini Messa di Gloria. 2016 engagements have included an Opera Highlights concert with the WNO Orchestra, conducted by Carlo Rizzi, at BBC Hoddinot Hall. In January 2016 he performed Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at Birmingham Symphony Hall, broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, and returned in June to perform excerpts from Purcell The Fairy Queen, conducted by Nicholas McGegan.