In July 2019, John Returns to Opera Holland Park to conduct Wolf-Ferrari’s hilarious comedy of Manners il segreto di Susanna (Susanna’s Secret) with Clare Presland and Richard Burkhart as the warring couple in a production by John Wilkie.
Elisabetta, regina d’Inghilterra, English Touring Opera
After the success of last season’s spectacular ‘Fireworks’ concerts, John returns to ETO to conduct Rossini’s political drama Elisabetta (Elizabeth I), with Mary Plazas in the title role and a fantastic supporting cast in a production directed by artistic director James Conway.
World-premiere recording of The Light of the World
In December 2018, first professional recording of Sir Arthur Sullivan’s monumental oratorio, The Light of the World will be released. John conducts the BBC Symphony Chorus and BBC Concert Orchestra with soloists Natalya Romaniw, Eleanor Dennis, Kitty Whately, Robert Murray, Ben McAteer and Neal Davies.
Sullivan, Haddon Hall
Following the critical success of ‘The Mountebanks’, John returns to the studio in January 2019 with the BBC Concert Orchestra and a cast featuring Sarah Tynan and Henry Waddington to record Sullivan’s late comedy, Haddon Hall.
Thomas Arne, The Judgment of Paris
After a hugely successful performance at the London Handel Festival in April 2018, John conducted the world-premier recording for Dutton Vocalion in the summer with Ed Lyon and Mary Bevan heading up the cast with the Brook Street Band. the disc is due for release in early 2019.
John Andrews Appointed Principal Guest Conductor NSO
The UK’s National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) have announced the appointment of John Andrews as Principal Guest Conductor. John will hold this position from March 2017 for an initial period of three years. Full press release here.
Gilbert and Cellier’s Comic Masterpiece receives rave reviews
John’s 2017 recording of ‘The Mountebanks featuring Soraya Malfi, Thomas Elwin, the BBC Singers and the BBC Concert Orchestra was named ‘disc of the week’ in the Sunday Times and received a double 5* review in BBC Music Magazine. Reviewing it, Opera Now described John as ‘the ideal Savoy conductor’.
New Recording of Sullivan’s Shakespeare Masterpieces named ‘Disc of the Year’
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 was described by Hugh Canning in the Sunday Times as “pure delight” where it was named a CD of the Year for 2016, and is enjoying fantastic reviews on Amazon. It is available here.
World-Premiere Recording of English Masterpieces with the BBC Concert Orchestra
In 2016, John recorded the Double Concerto for Violin and Cello of Percy Sherwood and Frederic Cowen’s Fifth Symphony with the BBC Concert Orchestra and soloists Rupert Marshall-Luck and Joseph Spooner. This was released on the EM Records label in 2018.
UK Premiere for Donizetti: Pia de Tolomei and Whats On Stage awards for Don Giovanni, English Touring Opera Spring 2016
“Pia’ emerged very strongly under John Andrews’ highly cultured, shapely and pressing direction – I’ve rarely heard ETO’s orchestra sound so compelling… Donizetti on top form – and Pia’s death genuinely tragic. Great Stuff.” Opera Now. More reviews here.
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Volkstheater Rostock
In October 2015, John made his German debut, conducting Mozart’s early Masterpiece, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, at Rostock’s Volkstheater to enthusiastic reviews