Andrew Foster-Williams

Samling Artist Programme: 2000

Andrew Foster-Williams studied at and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, London.

Opera plans this season and beyond include Balstrode Peter Grimes for Theater an der Wien; Telramund Lohengrin for La Monnaie, Brussels; title role in Saint-Saens Henry Vlll on a European tour and recording; Captain Corcoran HMS Pinafore with Scottish Opera and Richard Egarr at the 2015 Edinburgh International Festival; Donner and Gunther in Opera North’s Wagner Ring Cycle in 2016; L’ombre de Virgile in Benjamin Godard Dante with Münchner Rundfunkorchester and Ulf Schirmer, also on a European tour and recording and Donner Das Rheingold at the 2015 Ruhrtriennale Festival.

Concert plans include Mendelssohn Elijah with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Nicholas McGegan with whom Andrew will also appear in concerts including music by Bach and Mendelssohn; Haydn The Creation with Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia and Richard Egarr and with Paul Daniel and the Porto Symphony Orchestra; Janacek Glagolitic Mass with Orchestre Métropolitain Montreal and Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Mahler Symphony No 8 for the Leeds International Concert Series; Bach St John Passion (Christus and arias) with The Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst and Haydn The Seasons with Paul McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort on a European tour and recording.

Opera roles have included Telramund at the Lanaudière Festival with Nézet-Séguin; Faraone in Rossini Mosé in Egitto for Welsh National Opera; Pizarro Fidelio with Le Cercle de L’Harmonie and Jérémie Rohrer; Handel L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato at Teatro Real, Madrid with the Mark Morris Dance Group; Leporello Don Giovanni, Leone in Handel Tamerlano and Albert in Werther for Washington National Opera; title role William Tell in Wildbad; Nick Shadow The Rake’s Progress for Opéra National de Lorraine, Nancy; Deborah Warner’s staging of Messiah and Balstrode for Lyon Opera; Fenice in Handel Deidamia and Hidraot in Gluck Armide for Dutch National Opera; Pizarro, Leporello and Colline La Bohème for Opera North; Count Figaro at the Beaune Festival; Alidoro La Cenerentola for WNO and Glyndebourne on Tour; Golaud Pelléas et Mélisande, four villains in Offenbach Les Contes d’Hoffman in Moscow and Garibaldo Rodelinda, Melisso Alcina and Argante Rinaldo at the Göttingen Handel Festival.

Recent concerts include Father Joseph in Gounod Cinq Mars with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester and Ulf Schirmer; Méphistophélès in Berlioz La Damnation de Faust with the Russian National Orchestra; Bach St John Passion (Christus) with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Mozart Requiem with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra; Britten War Requiem with the Oregon Symphony Orchestra; Haydn The Seasons with the LSO and Sir Colin Davis and the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and Paul McCreesh; Mozart Requiem also with the LSO; Beethoven Missa Solemnis and Brahms Requiem with L’Orchestre des Champs Elysée and Phillipe Herreweghe and with the RLPO and Vasily Petrenko; Dauvergne Hercules Mourant and Epaphus in Lully Phaeton with Les Talents Lyriques and Christophe Rousset; Elijah with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, The Handel and Haydn Society of Boston and with DSO Berlin; Haydn Creation and Seasons with the Gabrieli Consort and also Concert Spirituel and Hervé Niquet; Creation with OAE and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and Mozart Mass in C Min, Spohr Die Letzen Dinge and JC Bach Lucia Silla with the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra.

Other US appearances have included Beethoven Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II with the San Francisco S O and Michael Tilson Thomas; Bach St Matthew Passion (arias) and Mozart Requiem with the Philadelphia Orchestra; Haydn Nelson Mass and Bach Lutheran Mass with Franz Welser-Möst and the Cleveland Orchestra; Messiah with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and Bernard Labadie and Beethoven Symphony No 9 with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in San Francisco.

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