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Anthony Gregory (Tenor)

Born: Hereford, England

The English tenor, Anthony Gregory, sang as a chorister with Hereford Cathedral Choir. He studied at the Royal College of Music, where his awards included the Ian Fleming Award and the Lies Askonas Prize, and the National Opera Studio. He was a Jerwood Young Artist at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2010. Gregory is a recipient of many other awards and prizes including the Lies Askonas Prize. Currently a Harewood Artist at English National Opera, he was a trainee of the prestigious National Opera Studio in 2011-2012.

Acclaimed for his unique timbre, stage presence and musicality, Anthony Gregory is already making a name for himself in the W.A. Mozart repertoire: “…Anthony Gregory, as Ferrando, sings with confidence and ardour of youth. A Mozart tenor to watch.” (Hugh Canning, Sunday Times, March 2013) He was also featured by esteemed critic Rupert Christiansen as one of the future operatic stars. In 2012 he made a series of notable debuts: with English National Opera as Young Sailor in Julietta and with Aix en Provence as Edward Milfort in Il cambiale matrimonio. More acclaim followed when he starred as Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte for English Touring Opera; Tamino in Die Zauberfloete at Nevill Holt Opera and as Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with the Verbier Festival Academy, where he also appeared in concert performances of L.v. Beethoven's Choral Fantasy under Charles Dutoit and as Roderigo in Otello alongside Anna Netrebko and Aleksandr Antonenko under the baton of Valery Gergiev. Further debuts include Lucio Silla for the Classical Opera Company; The Fairy Queen for English Touring Opera; Grimoaldo in Rodelinda at the London Handel Festival conducted by Laurence Cummings; Novice in Billy Budd and Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw (covers) as well as The Hussar Mavra all for Glyndebourne.

Concert highlights include George Frideric Handel's Messiah at Cadogan Hall, Wells Cathedral and in his debut with Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Schubert’s Rosamunde with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Haydn's St Nicholas Mass and Benjamin Britten's St Nicholas for the St Luke’s Music Society; Monteverdi's Vespers with the Armonico Consort; and his debut with the Classical Opera Company in Arne's Alfred the Great at King’s Place.

Engagements last season included three new productions for English National Opera: The Magic Flute (1st Armed Man and cover Tamino), Rigoletto (Borsa) and Thebans (Haemon) and his role debut as Agenore in Il Re Pastore at the Verbier Festival alongside Rolando Villazón. Concert highlights included J.S. Bach's Mass in B minor (BWV 232) with Ludus Baroque at the Edinburgh International Festival, W.A. Mozart's Requiem with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, J.S. Bach's St John Passion (BWV 245) with the Oxford Bach Choir and his debut with a concert of arias at the prestigious Lufthansa Baroque Festival.

In 2014-2015 season, Anthony Gregory will make a series of notable role and house debuts: Peter Quint and Prologue in The Turn of the Screw for Glyndebourne on Tour, Shepherd in L’Orfeo for Royal Opera House, Ferrando in Così fan tutte for Opéra de Limoges and Oronte in a new Katie Mitchell production of G.F. Handel's Alcina for Aix en Provence Festival. Future engagements include leading roles with ENO, Glyndebourne Festival and Glyndebourne on Tour.


Source: Intermusica Website; Royal Opera House Website; Photos 02-03: Natalie J. Watts; Photo 04: Royal Opera House Covent Garden
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Aryeh Oron (June 2015)

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