Andrew Tortise was a choral scholar at Wells Cathedral and graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge. Concert plans this season and beyond include tenor soloist for Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with the Rotterdam Philharmonic; Evangelist for Bach’s St. John Passion with La Chapelle Harmonique; Haydn’s Nelson Mass with the Bach Choir; and Stravinsky’s Les Noces and Mozart’s Requiem with Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne. He will also return to the Royal Opera, Covent Garden to sing Normanno in Lucia di Lammermoor and Eurimaco Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria.
Recent highlights include The Spirit of the Masque in Britten’s Gloriana and Simpleton in Boris Godunov for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Bach’s Christmas Oratorio staged at the Theater an der Wien; Novice in Billy Budd, Janek in The Makropulos Case, and Lurcanio in Ariodante for the Dutch National Opera. He has also sung Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw for Lyon Opera; David in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Ferrando in Così fan tutte for the Welsh National Opera; and the tenor arias in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion for Glyndebourne Festival Opera.
On the concert platform he has sung Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the CBSO and Choral Fantasy at the 2015 Edinburgh International Festival; Britten’s Les Illuminations with the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra; Haydn’s Paukenmesse with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Bernard Labadie; Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo and Vespers at Opéra Royal de Versailles with the Monteverdi Choir; Acis in Handel’s Acis and Galatea with the Academy of Ancient Music; and Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with both the AAM and the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra.
Andrew’s regular Bach appearances include the Mass in B Minor and Magnificat with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra; St. Matthew Passion on a European tour with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Evangelist in St. Matthew Passion in Lisbon; St. Matthew Passion with the Residentie Orchestra, the Gabrieli Consort and Players, and the Monteverdi Choir; Christmas Oratorio with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; and Bach’s St. John Passion with the Dunedin Consort at the 2017 BBC Proms.