Acclaimed for his authoritative, sonorous and regal voice, Andrew Foster-Williams is seen as an exciting emerging talent in the classical music world. Combining intelligent music-making with an instinctual dramatic sense, Andrew brings vocal agility and richness of tone to concert hall and opera house alike. Current and future plans include Bach Lutheran Mass with The Cleveland Orchestra/ Welser-Möst; Haydn Die Jahreszeiten with the LSO/Sir Colin Davis (also to be recorded for LSO Live); Messiah with New York Philharmonic/Labadie and with Strasbourg Philharmonic/Nelson; Stravinsky Pulcinella with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo/Kreizberg; the Villains in Offenbach Les Contes D’Hoffman in Moscow; Ismenor in Rameau Dardanus at the Opera de Lille/Haim; Zebul Jephtha for Opera National de Bordeaux; and Haydn Creation in performances throughout France with Concert Spirituel/Niquet.

Recent opera appearances have included the bass arias in Purcell The Fairy Queen at the Glyndebourne Festival with William Christie, in a production taken on tour to Paris, Caen, Dijon, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music; Zebul Jephtha with Ivor Bolton and Borée Les Boréades with Emmanuelle Haïm at the Opera National du Rhin; Cold Genius, Aeolus and Comus in a new Mark Morris production of Purcell King Arthur for English National Opera; Il Conte Le Nozze di Figaro at the Beaune Festival; Publio La Clemenza di Tito for ENO; Leone Tamerlano for Washington National Opera; Alidoro La Cenerentola for Welsh National Opera; Nick Shadow The Rake’s Progress with Basel Chamber Orchestra;Larkens La Fanciulla del West at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Golaud Pelléas et Mélisande for Independent Opera, London.

On the concert platform Andrew has sung Messiah with The Philadelphia Orchestra/Goodwin and with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra/McGegan; Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten with the Netherlands Philharmonic/McCreesh; Mendelssohn’s Elijah with DSO Berlin/Manze; Haydn’s Nelson Mass with the Cleveland SymphonyOrchestra/Welser Möst; Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra/Delfs and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra/McGegan; Christus/St Matthew Passion with Sir Roger Norrington and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; and Haydn's Creation with the Hallé Orchestra/Elder and the Gabrieli Consort, and a Messiah tour and recording with the Britten Sinfonia/Layton.

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carrie - 17 May 2010