Australian Tenor, Andrew Goodwin who is based in the UK, has returned to Sydney to perform the role of Orpheus with the Pinchgut Opera in December.

In 1999 Andrew moved to Russia from Sydney, where he studied voice at the St Petersburg Conservatory under the direction of Lev Morozov. By the time of his graduation in 2005, Andrew had won a number of awards and scholarships including the Tait Memorial Trust Scholarship, Second Prize in the Yelena Obrastzova Singing Competition in St Petersburg, the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship, the Sir Robert Askin Operatic Travelling Scholarship, and the Australian Opera Auditions Committee Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge Scholarship. He has also been supported by the Australian Music Foundation and ARS Musica Australis.

He has appeared as Lensky (Eugene Onegin) for the Bolshoi Opera in Moscow, at St Petersburg’s Mikhailovsky Theatre and Milan’s La Scala, and in Japan and Madrid.  He made his debut at Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu as Silvio in Vicente Martín y Soler’s L’arbore di Diana, and this year made his UK debut singing the role of Gomatz in a new completion of Mozart’s Zaide at London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre. He appeared as Awwakum in the world premiere of Rodion Shcherin’s Boyarina Morozova at the Moscow State Conservatory.

On the concert platform, Andrew has performed across Russia, including concerts with the Moscow chamber orchestra Musica Viva, under Alexander Rudin. He has been a regular soloist for Yuri Temirkanov and the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, including a recent tour of Asia.

For Opera Australia, Andrew has appeared as Fenton (Falstaff), Belmonte (The Abduction from the Seraglio), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), The Novice (Billy Budd), Janek (The Makropulos Case) and Tamino (The Magic Flute).  Last month, he appeared in recital for Musica Viva Australia.

If you are out and about in Sydney and looking to soak up some musical flair… don’t miss this magical voice…

Joseph Haydn
L’Anima Del Filosofo

To read more recent media about Andrew Goodwin, please visit the following links:

The Australian: 29 November 2010

The Pinchgut Opera: 28 October 2010
The Culture Concept: 22 October 2010