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Andrew Tipple

Bass

Andrew currently lives and works in the UK. He is experienced at singing a wide range of repertoire including Opera, Oratorio and Song. Concert performances most notably include Bach’s St Matthew Passion at Leamington Spa, the St John Passion at Arundel Cathedral, Handel's Messiah at Southwark Cathedral and Requiems by Durufle, Faure and Mozart. He has also performed large-scale projects with Philharmonia voices including Gurrelieder by Schoenberg, Wozzeck by Berg and Tristan und Isolde by Wagner at the Royal Festival Hall and Birmingham Symphony Hall. Andrew has also given numerous recitals in venues including St Mary's Cathedral Edinburgh, St Giles Cathedral Edinburgh and St Chad's Parish Church during the Shrewsbury Flower Show.

His operatic performances have included playing Falstaff in Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s production of Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor by Nicholai, Mendoza in the RCS production of Betrothal in a monastery by Prokofiev at the Theatre Royal in Glasgow and the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh; Seneca in The Conservatoire's production of L'incoronazione di Poppea; Snug the Joiner in Britten's A Midsummer Night’s Dream; as Sarastro in The Magic Flute and Somnus in Semele with Hampsted Garden Opera. Andrew’s first role was Il Commendatore from Don Giovanni with Cambridge Opera Society. He has also studied and performed numerous other roles and Choruses while at the Royal Academy of Music, including Maxwell Davies highly acclaimed student opera Kommilitonen. He was also a member of the Festspielchor at the 2012 Bayreuth Wagner Festival, and the Glyndebourne chorus 2013.

Andrew was involved in music from a very young age, starting as a chorister at Lichfield Cathedral. He then began singing again with a much lower voice, being made a Choral Scholar at King’s College Cambridge in 2005. At the same time he studied for a BA degree in History. During this time he was involved in many radio broadcasts, including the famous Carols from King’s and many international broadcasts. He has also toured extensively, with destinations including the USA, Brazil, Singapore, South Korea and Europe.

He graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 2011 and then began study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in the Alexander Gibson Opera School where he was awarded a full ABRSM Scholarship. In 2014 Andrew performed in New York at the Brooklyn Academy of Music with Glyndebourne Touring Opera. He covered the role of Badger in Garsington Opera’s production of Cunning Little Vixen; performed in Don Bucefalo, Silent Night, and Il Tabarro for Wexford Festival Opera, and performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company in the Barbican, London.

2015 began with a tour of Scotland as Simone in Opera Bohemia’s Gianni Schicchi, before returning for a second summer season at Garsington Opera.

Press:

"Best of all probably was Andrew Tipple’s bear-like, brutish and obstinate Capello." - Seen and Heard International, I Capuleti e i Montecchi

"Andrew Tipple made a highly believable, violent Capellio, yet his resonant bass voice clearly caressed Bellini's vocal line and he sang with some style." - Planet Hugill, I Capuleti e i Montecchi

"Andrew Tipple as Capellio was a commanding leader, never giving in to the stabs of pity." - Carns Theatre Passion, I Capuleti e i Montecchi