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Pelham Andrews


Australian Bass Pelham Andrews has been a soloist for companies including the Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Queensland and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, the Auckland Philharmonia, Aalborg Symphony, Opera Australia, State Opera South Australia, Victorian Opera, English National Opera, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, and Napier Civic Choir. His performances range from the core Italian, French, German and English operatic, sacred and symphonic repertoire, through to lesser-known classical works, contemporary compositions, and traditional folk music.

Pelham’s extensive list of roles with State Opera South Australia and Opera Australia include Friedrich Bhaer (Little Women – Australian premiere), Padre Guardiano (Forza del Destino), Tio Sarvaor (La Vida Breve), Timur (Turandot), Sparafucile (Rigoletto), Basilio (The Barber of Seville), Lodovico (Otello), Nourabad (Pecheurs de Perles), Lester Lamb (Cloudstreet – premiere), Bonze (Madama Butterfly), Mikado (The Mikado), Ben (Madeline Lee) and many others.

Pelham’s most recent appearances have been Judd/Bonner in Voss, Colline in La Bohème and Baron Douphol in La Traviata; Soloist in Watershed: The Death of Dr Duncan, A Child of Our Time, and Snug in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Adelaide Festival; Soloist in Mozart’s Requiem for Queensland Symphony; and Don Fernando in Fidelio for Sydney Symphony.