Andrew Shore

An acclaimed Wagner specialist

Andrew Shore is acknowledged as one of the most outstanding singer/actors currently working on the lyric stage.

Andrew Shore has worked for all the major British houses.  Abroad he has worked for the Metropolitan Opera, New York, San Francisco Opera, Paris Opera, San Diego Opera, Dallas Opera, New Israeli Opera, the Opéra Comique in Paris, the Liceu in Barcelona, the Netherlands Opera, Komische Oper Berlin, Hamburg, Lyon, Nantes, Montpelier, Copenhagen, Vancouver, Santa Fe Opera, Ottawa and the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Engagements have included the title roles of Falstaff, Wozzeck, King Priam, Gianni Schicchi, Le nozze di Figaro and Don Pasquale, Papageno/Die Zauberflöte, Dr Bartolo/Il barbiere di Siviglia and Figaro, Dulcamara/ L’Elisir d’Amore, King Dodon/Le Coq d’Or, Leandro/Love for Three Oranges (an Opera North production which was taken to the Edinburgh International Festival and recorded for television), Varlaam/Boris Godunov, Don Alfonso/Cosi fan tutte, Doeg/The Making of the Representative of Planet 8 by Philip Glass, The Count/Reigen, Shishkov/From the House of the Dead, Frank/Die Fledermaus, Baron/La Vie Parisienne, Monsieur Calcul/La Belle Vivette, Mr Flint/Billy Budd, Mr Gedge/Albert Herring, Dr Kolonaty/The Makropulos Case, Der Haushofmeister/Der Zwerg, Baron Trombonok/Il Viaggio a Reims, Geronimo/Il Matrimonio segreto, Struthian in Strauss’s The Donkey’s Shadow, Quince and Bottom/A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dikoy/Katya Kabanova, Faninal/Der Rosenkavalier, Baron Zeta/The Merry Widow, Punch/Punch and Judy and the world première of Appomattox by Philip Glass.

Recent engagements have included George Wilson/The Great Gatsby, the title role of Falstaff,  Bartolo,  Frank and Dikoj/Katya Kabanova, all for the Lyric Opera of Chicago; his Metropolitan Opera debut as Dulcamara in L’Elisir d’amore, his La Scala debut as Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Death in Venice for La Monnaie in Brussels, Alberich in Der Ring des Nibelungen  for Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires,  Alberich/Das Rheingold for Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona and Oper Frankfurt,  Don Alfonso/Così fan tutte, the title role in Falstaff, performances of War & Peace, Frank, Alberich/The Ring,  Dulcamara/L’Elisir D’Amore, Doctor Bartolo, Martinu Julietta, Beckmesser/Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg,  Benoit and Alcindoro/La bohème ,  Death in Venice, title role in Jakob Lenz,  Fra Melitone / La Forza del Destino and the title role of Sir John in Love by Vaughan Williams, all for English National Opera;  Bartolo for  WNO,  The Golden Cockerel for Bergen National Opera,   Falstaff, Don Alfonso and Don Pasquale in Santa Fe, Faber/The Knot Garden and Pooh Bah / Mikado for Scottish Opera, Don Inigo/L’heure espagnol for the Royal Opera House,  Gamberetto/ L’Equivico Stravagante (Rossini) for Garsington,   Bottom/A Midsummer Night’s Dream  for Boston Lyric Opera,  General/The Gambler for Grange Park Opera and Bartolo / Il  nozze di Figaro  for Glyndebourne and in concert performances with the Budapest Festival Orchestra in New  York and at the Edinburgh Festival. Recent concert engagements include Messiah with the Hallé,  Beckmesser/Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Edinburgh International Festival,  Gotterdammerung with Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, Delius’ A Village Romeo and Juliet with New London Orchestra and Beethoven 9 at the Royal Albert Hall.

Recent and future engagements include Major General Stanley/Pirates of Penzance, Lord Chancellor / Iolanthe, Pooh Bah and Baron Zeta / The Merry Widow for English National Opera, Dad / Greek for Scottish Opera at the Edinburgh Festival and on tour in New York, Quince at the Aldeburgh Festival, La Roche / Capriccio for Garsington Opera, Beckmesser for the Adelaide Festival, Dulcamara  for the Canadian Opera Company and Bartolo for Michigan Opera Theater Company.

He has recorded Don Pasquale (title role), Dr Bartolo/Il barbiere di Siviglia and Dulcamara/L’Elisir d’Amore, Leporello/Don Giovanni, and the title roles of Falstaff and Wozzeck, all for Chandos.

In 2014 he was made an Honorary Doctor of Music by Bristol University.


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