Andrew Mayor

Genre: Baritone/Bass

Artist Reviews

"………….Andrew Mayor, in der Rolle des Hofnarren Rigoletto auch mit “Buckel” noch eine brillante Erscheinung, hat mit einem voluminösen wohlklingenden Bariton beeindruckt und die Gefühlschwankungen zwischen abgöttlicher Vaterliebe, Wut und Rache, Triumph und schließlich abgrundtiefer Verzweiflung nuanciert zum Ausdruch gebracht."

Rigoletto, Verdi - Bad Homburger Zeitung

"………..Andrew Mayor's Stimme immer dann an Brillanz"

Rigoletto, Verdi - Wormser Zeitung

"The Don himself (Andrew Mayor) was an acting tour de force: a Bela Lugosi reading of the role"

The Independent

"Which brings me to Andrew Mayor’s Iago. He has a splendid voice for the role…… "

Iago , Othello, Verdi-

"Andrew Mayor, the Iago, was a baritone with a sure, true, steady voice, with excellent timbre, incisive text and a similar command of long phrases, swell and subsidence……."

Iago, Othello, Verdi - Opera Magazine

"Andrew Mayor is a masterful Germont, the father-in-law whose mendacious meddling drives much of the plot’s melodrama. His face is as expressive as any Italian’s hands…………"

Germont, Traviata, Verdi - This is

"As Germont, Andrew Mayor had more light and shade, and he guided the two big Act 2 dialogues with assured singing and dramatic "

Germont, Traviata, Verdi - Opera Magazine

"….Andrew Mayor taucht tief in die Gefühlswelt seiner Rolle hinab. Wenn er am Ende auf der leeren Bühne stirbt, ist er physicher Ausdruck der Enttäuschung Prosperos über den erloschenen Traum”

Prospero, Un Re In Ascolto, Berio - Neue Westfälische

"……Prospero (AndrewMayor spielt und singt fantastisch) geht dabei enorm weit an die Grenze der Seele."

Prospero, Un Re In Ascolto, Berio - Münstersche Zeitung


Baritone Andrew Mayor was born in Manchester, and having studied law and qualified as a solicitor went on to win a postgraduate scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music where he received various prizes. Andrew was the baritone soloist at the Osterfestpiele in Salzburg in two performances at the Grossesfestspielhaus of Beethoven’s Choral Fantasia with Maurizio Pollini and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado.

Andrew has enjoyed oratorio and concert appearances with choral societies and groups around the UK.  Appearances include Acis and Galatea with the City of London Sinfonia at St John’s, Smith Square, Sea Symphony in Sherbourn Abbey,  Carmina Burana and L’Enfance du Christ  in the De Montfort Hall, Leicester with the Leicester Philharmonic Choir, Petite Messe Solonelle in Rippon Cathedral, Missa Solemnis in Wells Cathederal,  Fauré’s Requiem and A Child of our Time in St James, Piccadilly, London, Brahms’ Requiem in Ely and Birmingham Cathedrals, Purcell’s Come ye sons of Art at the Queen Elizabeth Hall London, Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall and the title role in Elijah in the Dukes
Hall at his alma mater: the Royal Academy of Music.

Rôles in Opera in the UK include Silvio I Pagliacci for Castleward Opera, The Vicar Albert Herring, Masetto Don Giovanni and Ford Falstaff, for English Touring Opera, the Count Le Nozze di Figaro, Rigoletto, Eugene Onegin and Renato in Un Ballo in Maschera all at the Holland Park Festival, Don Giovanni for Mid Wales Opera, Starveling A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Linbury Theatre for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden conducted by Richard Hickox, Nabucco at the Richmond Theatre, the Music Master in a concert performance of Ariadne auf Naxos at the Windsor Festival, Beckmesser in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg in Edinburgh. He also sang Matthieu Andrea Chenier in the Queen Elizabeth Hall. In 2018 he sang two debut rôles in Verdi operas: Miller in Luisa Miller and Roderigo in Don Carlo for Fulham Opera.

Conductors with whom Andrew has worked include Sir David Willcocks, Hilary Davan Wetton, Fabrizio Ventura, Mark Shanahan, Andrew Phillips, Nicholas Kraemer, Christopher Green OBE, Sir Roger Norrington and Ivor Bolton.
Internationally Andrew has taken part in a nationwide tour of the USA performing Danilo Die lustige Witwe for Columbia Artists and toured throughout Europe singing Sharpless Madama Butterfly for Compagnia d’ Opera Italiana di Milano. Other international engagements include Prospero in Berio’s Un Re In Ascolto at the Städtische Bühnen Münster, Man 1 in Harrison Birtwhistle’s The IO Passion at the Konzerthaus, Berlin,  Gianni Schicchi in the Teatro Communale Monteleone di Spoleto, Germont, La Traviata and Escamillo, Carmen for the Arts Council of Penang in in Kuala Lumpur and Penang and recitals in Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto.

In future plans Andrew will sing Don Alfonso in Cosi fan tutte at St John’s, Smith Square, the Notary in Der Rosenkavalier for Saffron Opera Group, Donner, Das Rheingold and Gunther, Götterdämmerung in Regents Opera’s critically acclaimed Der Ring des Nibelungen in London.

For oratorio and concert repertoire please scroll down:

Oratorio and concert rep
Composer Work
Bach C.P.E. Magnificat
Bach J.S. Christmas Oratorio
Mass in B minor
St John Passion
St Matthew Passion
Various Cantatas
Beethoven Mass in C
Missa Solemnis
Choral Symphony
Brahms German Requiem
Britten Rejoice in the Lamb
War Requiem
Carissimi Jephta
Charpentier Messe de Minuit
Te Deum
Delius Mass of Life
Sea Drift
Durufle Messe de Requiem
Dvorak Mass in D
Stabat Mater
Elgar Dream of Gerontius
The Kingdom
The Apostles
Faure Requiem
Finzi In terra Pax
Gounod Messe Solonelle
Handel Dixit Dominus
Israel in Egypt
Judas Maccabeus
various Chandos Anthems/Odes
Haydn Creation
Stabat Mater
The Seasons
and various other Mass settings
Howells Requiem
Janacek Glagolitic Mass
Kodaly Missa Brevis
Mahler Eighth Symphony
Mendelssohn Elijah
St Paul
Monteverdi Vespers (1610)
Mozart Coronation Mass
Mass in C minor
Vespere solennes de confessore
and various Mass Settings
Orff Carmina Burana
Puccini Messa di Gloria
Purcell Come, come ye Sons of Art
Ode to St Cecilia 1692
The Fairy Queen
and various Welcome Odes, verse services and anthems
Rossini Petite Messe Solonelle
Stabat Mater
Saint-Saens Oratorio de Noel
Schubert Mass in A flat
Mass in E flat
Mass in G
Stravinsky Mass
Symanowski Stabat Mater
Tippett A Child of Our Time
The Tempest Suite
Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem
Fantastia on Christmas Carols
Five Mystical Songs
Five Tudor Portraits
Mass in G minor
Sea Symphony
Serenade to Music
Verdi Requiem
Walton Balshazzar’s Feast
Artist: Andrew Mayor
Label: Ann Ferrier Artists
Genre: Baritone/Bass