Andrew Watts was born in Middlesex and studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Geoffrey Mitchell, and currently with Russell Smythe.
Andrew’s operatic engagements include appearances with the Royal Opera, English National Opera, Glyndebourne Festival and Touring Operas, the Aldeburgh and Almeida Festivals and BBC Proms. He has appeared internationally with the Staatsoper Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper, Theater an der Wien, Teatro La Fenice, Opéra National du Rhin, Teatro Real Madrid, Teatro Sao Carlos Lisbon, Grand Theatre de Genève, De Vlaamse Opera, Graz Opera, Stadttheater Klagenfurt, RIAS Kammerchor Berlin and at festivals all over the world.
His concert engagements have included appearances with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Los Angeles and Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestras, Niew Ensemble, Klangforum, at the Salzburg, Lucerne, Lausanne, Cernier and Edinburgh Festivals, and in Vienna, New York, Budapest, Seville, Cologne, Brussels, France, Australia and Italy. He broadcasts regularly and television appearances include a cameo as Kathleen Ferrier in William and Mary.
In 2012 Andrew’s engagements include Lear for the Hamburg Staatsoper, Judith Weir’s Miss Fortune for the Royal Opera, the world premiere of Olga Neuwirth’s The Outcast in Mannheim, Oscar Strasnoy’s L’Instant for Radio France at Théâtre du Châtelet and concerts throughout the UK and Europe. He will also soon appear with the Komishe Oper, Berlin, La Scala, Milan and return to Mannheim and the Royal Opera.
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