Andrew Owens



Winner of the Zarzuela prize at the Francisco Viñas International Singing Competition, American tenor Andrew Owens has quickly built a reputation as a promising singer of his generation, exhibiting a beautiful Italianate timbre, soaring top notes, and effortless agility. In the 2018-2019 season, Andrew Owens will make his Opera Philadelphia debut as Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor, and perform Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Manitoba Opera. He will also return to the Kammeroper Wien and perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.

In the 2017-2018 season, Mr. Owens returned to Seattle Opera, first as Count Almaviva, then as Bénédict in Béatrice et Bénédict, a role debut. He also performed Almaviva at Greensboro Opera, returned to Theater an der Wien for Snout in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and debuted at Cincinnati Opera as Lucano in L’incoronazione di Poppea. Concert highlights included tenor solos in Handel’s Messiah with the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland and the Eugene Symphony in Oregon.

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“Andrew Owens, bushy of beard and bouncy of demeanor, sings Bénédict’s busy, declarative music with brio; he has a sharp comic sense which enlivens his every scene.”

Roger Downey

Opera Today

“Andrew Owens performed so effortlessly that his high notes sounded routine. If there was a highlight among his continually breathtaking performance, it would be the famous aria “Si, ritrovarla io giuro.””

Greensboro News & Record

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“Andrew Owens’ facile tenor and marvelous range of expressions keep his Almaviva constantly amusing.”

The News & Observer 

“Andrew Owens possessed a powerful, yet supple, tenor voice capable of tossing off the Rossini high notes with ease.”

Der Neue Merker

“Andrew Owens, as Don Ramiro, served up classic Italian lyricism and attacked the high-D fearlessly.”

Der Standard

“So brilliantly did he shine in excerpts from Guillaume Tell and L’Italiana in Algeri as a secure, high Rossini tenor – wow! – such tenors are in demand.”

Der Neue Merker

“As Rodolfo, Andrew Owens let out such radiant high notes that the garret shook.”

Wiener Zeitung

“Above all, Andrew Owens as Tito masterfully made use of his beautiful tenor voice, delicate in lyrical reflection and passionate in dramatic outbursts.”

Der Neue Merker

“It didn’t take long for the tenor Andrew Owens to catch his stride as Rodolfo and spin his own handsomely lyrical phrases and a fine high C.”

The New York Times