Andrew Finden

Andrew Finden

Lyric Baritone

"Andrew Finden turns in a performance full of character and musicality" - http://www.culturewhisper.com
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«"Each of the six principals made a distinctive impression, above all vocally... ... Andrew Finden's vibrant, vigorous Marcello always maintained a certain suave elegance."»
Yehuda Shapiro, Opera (August 2016) (2016)
«Andrew Finden als Enrico erfreut mit wunderbar strömendem, warm timbriertem Bariton, mit einem sehr schönem Parlando und mit rollengerechter perfekten Bühnenpräsenz.»
Michael Cramer, DerOpernfreunde.de (2016)
«"Glanzpunkt ist ohne Zweifel Bariton Andrew Finden als Orest, denn er lotet alle Facetten aus zwischen Kraft, Verzweiflung, Zuwendung und Lebenssehnsucht. "»
Eckhard Britsch, Opernnetz.de (2016)
2017Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroConte d'Almaviva
2017Donizetti: Lucia di LammermoorLord Enrico Ashton
2017Puccini: Gianni SchicchiMarco
2016Puccini: La BohèmeMarcello
2016Krenek: Jonny spielt aufDaniello
2016Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroFigaro
2015Gluck: Iphigénie en TaurideOreste
2015Mozart: Die ZauberflötePapageno
2015Strauss J.: Die FledermausDr Falke
2015Puccini: La BohèmeSchaunard
2014Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraSilvano (Cristiano)
2014Verdi: RigolettoMarullo
2014Wagner: Die Meistersinger von NürnbergKonrad Nachtigall
2013Bizet: CarmenMoralès
2013Britten: Peter GrimesNed Keene

Bio

Born in Australia and now based in Germany, baritone Andrew Finden continues to garner acclaim for the “animated presence” (Opera Today) and “nobility” (Financial Times) of his performances.. His recent portrayal of Marcello (La bohème) for London’s Opera Holland Park was hailed by Culture Whisper as “full of character and musicality”.
As an ensemble member of the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe from 2011-2015, Andrew’s roles included Marullo (Rigoletto), Moralès (Carmen), Cristiano (Un ballo in maschera), Clock/Cat (L’enfant et les Sortilèges), Schtschelkalow (Boris Godunov) and, as part of the International Händel-Festspiele Karlsruhe, Berardo (Riccardo Primo) and Clito (Alessandro), the latter of which can be heard in a live recording released on Pan Classics.
Particular highlights of Andrew’s seasons in Karlsruhe have included Dr Falke (Die Fledermaus), Ned Keene in Christopher Alden’s acclaimed production of Peter Grimes, Il Conte Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Schaunard (La bohème), Oberthal (Le prophète), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Tadeusz in the German première of Weinberg’s The Passenger, Konrad Nachtigall in Tobias Kratzer’s FAUST Award-nominated Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and Oreste in Iphigénie en Tauride, a performance for which Opernnetz singled Andrew out as “undoubtedly the highlight”.
Other operatic engagements include Il Conte Almaviva, Dr Falke, Moralès, Don Alvaro (Il viaggio a Reims), Yamadori (Madama Butterfly) and Il Conte (Emilia di Liverpool) for Staatstheater Nürnberg, Schaunard for Longborough Festival Opera, Mr Brooke in Adamo’s Little Women for the International Vocal Arts Institute, Tel Aviv, and Daniello (Jonny spielt auf) for Theater Hagen, where the 2016/17 season Andrew performed Mozart’s Figaro, Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor) and Maik in the world premiere of Ludger Vollmer’s operatic adaption of Tschick.
As a concert soloist, Andrew has appeared at the Barbican with the London Symphony Orchestra in Alisdair Nicholson’s Two Sisters, A Rose, A Flood and Snow, the London Handel Festival in Messiah, the New Israeli Opera, the Sydney Symphony, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg and with the All Souls’ Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall.
Conductors Andrew has collaborated with include Richard Bonynge, Justin Brown, Axel Korber,  Laurence Cummings, Paul Goodwin, Michael Hofstetter, Marko Letonja, Florian Ludwig, Oksana Lyniv, Nicholas Kok, Imre Palló, and Christoph Perick.
A graduate of the Opera Course of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Andrew was awarded the Harold Rosenthal Prize.

Andrew is a Samling Scholar, a former Britten-Pears Young Artist and a recipient of both the Nelly Apt Scholarship and a Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship. He has participated in masterclasses with such artists as John Mark Ainsley, Olaf Bär, Matthias Goerne, Håkan Hagegård, and Thomas Hampson.




Andrew’s plans for 2017/18 include Marco (

Gianni Schicchi

) for Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Oberthal for Deutsche Oper Berlin and Lord Rochefort (

Anna Bolena)

for Staatstheater Karlsruhe.









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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Poulenc: Dialogues des Carmélites Marquis De La Force Immediately Theater Aachen und Sinfonieorchester Aachen 2018
Meyerbeer: Le prophète Oberthal 24 hours Deutche Oper Berlin 2018
Donizetti: Anna Bolena Anna Bolena Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe 2018
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro Conte d'Almaviva 24 hours Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe und Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe 2017
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor Lord Enrico Ashton 1 week Theater Hagen Und Philharmonisches Orchester Hagen 2017

Awards

Harald rosenthal Prize
2016
Finalist, Stuart Burrows international voice Award
2016
Nelly Apt scholarship, Mathy Awards
2016
Sydney de vries award for baritone
2016