British baritone Andrew Hamilton is currently a member of the ensemble at the Bayerische Staatsoper. In the upcoming 2023/24 Season, Andrew will sing Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas as well as appearing as Morales in Carmen, and in Wozzeck under the baton of General Music Director Vladimir Jurowski.
Highlights for the 2022/23 season in Munich included Schaunard in La bohème conducted by Juraj Valcuha; Ottokar in Der Freischütz conducted by Lothar Koenigs; and Marcellus/Spieler 3 in Brett Dean’s Hamlet conducted by Vladimir Jurowski.
In the 2021/22 season, Andrew performed the roles of Il Notario in Gianni Schicchi, Lesbo in Agrippina, Silvano in Un ballo in maschera, Mecure in a new production of Les Troyens, Ping in Turandot as well as covered the role of Olivier in Strauss’ Capriccio and reprised the roles of Herald in Otello, and The King’s Commissar in Madame Butterfly.Read more
In March 2023, Andrew gave a Liederabend with the International Hugo-Wolf-Akademie in Stuttgart with pianist Michael Pandya. Through their love for German, French, Russian and English song, the duo maintains a lively and celebrated cooperation. Their active repertoire includes the Schubert cycles, the songs of Wolf, Schumann’s Kerner Lieder and Liederkreis op.39. With string quartet, Andrew appeared on the BBC Radio performing “Love Blows as the Wind Blows” by George Butterworth in 2018 as part of the Total Immersion: In Remembrance WWI concert.
As part of Septemberfest at the State Opera in Munich, Andrew performed Barber’s Dover Beach with string quartet comprised of musicians of the Bayerische Staatsorchester in 2022. He enjoys chamber music and concert work and his repertoire includes Britten’s War Requiem, Brahms’ Deutsches Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Orff’s Carmina Burana.
An enthusiastic recitalist, Andrew has spent his time in the Opera Studio also furthering his recital repertoire. Through the Staatsoper, he has recently sung Britten’s Tit for Tat, and a Schubert Liederabend in Munich. His concert repertoire includes Brahms Requiem, Elijah, and Britten’s War Requiem.
As a graduate of the Opera Studio of the Bayerische Staatsoper he has participated in master classes with Helmut Deutsch, Brigitte Fassbaender, Anna Tomowa-Sintow and Bo Skovus. He sang in the world-premiere of Singularity by Miroslav Srnka, and gave further role debuts as Lesbo in Barrie Kosky’s production of Agrippina, and Silvano in Un ballo in maschera. At Opera School of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, he earned his Master in Performance under the tutelage of John Evans. Andrew also completed his Bachelor’s degree in Music at the University of Southampton.
‘…Andrew Hamilton, brilliant in the expression…’
‘…his warm, bright baritone….’