Donizetti: Pia de Tolomei and Don Giovanni, English Touring Opera Spring 2016 Tour Dates Announced
John Andrews will be returning to English Touring Opera to conduct Donizetti’s tragedy of jealousy and betrayal, with Elena Xanthoudakis in the title role and Luciano Botelho and Grant Doyle as the men fighting over her. John will also conduct twelve performances of Don Giovanni. Full dates are here, and on ETO’s website here.
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Volkstheater Rostock
John had just made his German debut, conducting Mozart’s early Masterpiece, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, at Rostock’s Volkstheater in October 2015 to enthusiastic reviews.
New Recording of Sullivan’s Shakespeare Masterpieces!
John Andrews’ world premiere recording with the BBC Concert Orchestra and The BBC Singers of Sir Arthur Sullivan’s Complete Incidental Music to ‘Macbeth’ and ‘The Tempest’ with narration by Simon Callow is due out in the New Year.
John’s conducting style combines empathy and feel for both music and musicians with an ability to communicate his ideas directly and powerfully. This, together with his passion for locating music in its social and historical context, results in performances that surprise and delight audiences and performers alike.
He currently works with the English Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Garsington Opera, the Norfolk and Norwich Festival and Opera Holland Park. He has also conducted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra as well as productions for English Touring Opera, Stanley Hall Opera and Opéra de Baugé.
John’s repertoire runs the full gamut of opera, choral and orchestral music. He’s a versatile conductor, directing groups ranging in size from small chamber choirs and chamber orchestras through to full symphony orchestras and large-scale opera productions. His particular specialisms include Handel, Italian bel canto and English music of the forgotten centuries between Purcell and Elgar.