Andrew Glover, now resident in the UK,was born in New Zealand and studied drama, dance and singing at the Unitec School of Performing Arts. He made his operatic debut in Il barbiere di Siviglia with New Zealand Opera with whom he has since sung many roles.
As a recipient of the Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artist Awarded in New Zealand he continued his studies at the Australian Opera Studio, graduating with honours.
Andrew Glover has a busy concert diary giving recitals, performing with ensembles and in oratorio. He has sung with the Tokyo New Philharmonic Orchestra, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Chamber Orchestra, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and the Perth Orchestra. His concert repertoire includes Messiah, Elijah, Haydn Creation, Mozart Requiem and Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle. He performed music by Sondheim in concert for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Andrew Glover’s repertoire includes Dancairo Carmen, Bardolfo Falstaff, Ein junger Diener Elektra, The Cock and The Fox Renard (Stravinsky), Bastien Bastien and Bastienne (Mozart), Grimoaldo Rodelinda, Ramiro La cenerentola, Monostatos Die Zauberflöte, Ismaele and Abdallo Nabucco, Monsieur Triquet Eugene Onegin, Ferrando Cosi fan tutte, Tanzmeister and Scaramuccio Ariadne auf Naxos, and Frantz, Cochenille, Andres, Pitichinaccio Les Contes d’Hoffmann.
His roles with English Touring Opera have included Monsieur Triquet Eugene Onegin, Gherardo Gianni Schicchi, and Tinca Il tabarro. He performed Remendado Carmen at Opera Holland Park and was invited back the following season to sing Don Curzio and Don Basilio Le nozze di Figaro. Andrew Glover has also appeared as Vašek The Bartered Bride and Beppe Pagliacci with Opera New Zealand.
Andrew Glover performed Giovanni d’Aire L’assedio di Calais for English Touring Opera on two tours, and Beppe Pagliacci for Opera Holland Park. He also recently appeared as Bergerac in Vert Vert (Offenbach) for Garsington Opera and Lysander A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Opera North. Current engagements include Turk and Patriot Brass Poppies, Gastone La traviata and Beadle Bamford Sweeney Todd for New Zealand Opera.
Among Andrew Glover’s acting credits are Lysander, Demetrius, Oberon and Starveling Midsummer Night’s Dream, Banquo Macbeth, Orlando As you Like It Teiresias in Sophocles Oedipus Rex and various roles in Under Milkwood. He has also appeared in music theatre.
Monsieur Triquet / Eugene Onegin / English Touring Opera
“ . . .the singing was superb, and there were some particularly enjoyable moments from the minor characters: Andrew Glover put in a splendid comic performance as Triquet, lightening the mood before the tragedy of Onegin’s quarrel with Lensky. . .”
The Northern Echo
“ . . .The young tenor Andrew Glover, who was born in New Zealand and is already making headway in the operatic field in the southern hemisphere, is definitely one to watch. I loved his characterisation of Basilio, again in keeping with the Downton Abbey setting and rather reminiscent of Richard E Grant at his most fey. There was a lot of humour in the stammering Don Curzio too . . .”