News from Andrew Goodwin

No soloist has excited the Choir more in recent years than Andrew Goodwin, who sang the tenor roles in our performances of Mendelssohn’s Die Erste Walpurgisnacht in May 2011 and Paulus in May 2012. Members may be interested in Andrew’s recent activities and forthcoming engagements.

Andrew had studied in St. Petersburg and sung principal roles at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow before he appeared with us.  So it is no surprise that he has been back at the Bolshoi, singing Tamino in Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Alfred in Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss Junior.

In May this year, Andrew will return to Australia to appear in the Canberra Festival’s production of Peter Sculthorpe’s opera, Quiros.  In August, he will sing the role of Tom Rakewell in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress for Opera New Zealand(this is unfortunate, from the Choir’s perspective, as it has prevented us from engaging him in the role of the Evangelist in Bach’s St John Passion, for which his voice and talents would be ideal).  In October, Andrew will appear at the Port Fairy Spring Festival, with his regular piano partner, Daniel de Borah, in Schubert’s Die Winterreise.  Andrew will also be appearing with  Daniel at the Huntington Festival in November, and he will be the tenor soloist in Philharmonia’s Messiah in December and will sing again with Pinchgut Opera, as he had in 2011.

Andrew has very warm memories of appearing with Christopher Bowen and the Choir, and, circumstances permitting, would like to do so again, as would his wife, mezzo Maria Timofeeva.

John Bowan

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