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Andrew MacKenzie-Wicks

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Andrew Wicks began singing as a chorister at Chichester Cathedral. He studied Music at Durham University and singing at the Royal Northern College of Music.

Operatic engagements include Glyndebourne Festival (Così, Don Giovanni), English National Opera (Alcina, War and Peace), Scottish Opera (A Night at the Chinese Opera) Welsh National Opera (Barber of Seville, Ariadne auf Naxos, Il ritorno D’Ulisse, Seven Deadly Sins, Fidelio, Jephtha), Opera North (Elixir of Love), Grange Park Opera (Don Giovanni), Opera Northern Ireland (Don Pasquale), Castleward Opera (Così), Dublin Opera Theatre Company (Cenerentola), Buxton Festival (Hercules, Maria Padilla, Armide, Veronique, Barber of Baghdad, Saul, Mignon) English Touring Opera (Rake’s Progress, Barber of Seville), Chelsea Opera Group, Brighton Festival, and Early Music Russia (Boris Godenouw). He is regularly in demand as an understudy, working on the recent Royal Opera House production of Anna Nicole, and covering the role of Aschenbach in Garsington Opera’s acclaimed production of Death in Venice.

His international concert career began with such groups as the King’s Consort, Gabrieli Consort and Monteverdi Choir singing Bach, Handel, Mozart and Purcell. He toured Europe and America and performed at the BBC Proms. His extensive Oratorio repertoire now ranges from the baroque, through the classical to romantic works such as Gerontius, The Kingdom, The Apostles, Verdi Requiem and Beethoven Missa Solemnis as well as more contemporary works such as Britten Spring Symphony, War Requiem and St Nicolas. He has performed all over the UK and in Beijing, Mexico, Singapore, and St Petersburg.

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