American tenor Andrew Owens has quickly built a reputation as one of the most promising singers of his generation, exhibiting a beautiful Italianate timbre, soaring top notes, and effortless agility.
The 2016-2017 season included numerous debuts, including Virginia Opera and Opera San Antonio (Il barbiere di Siviglia) the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam (I due Foscari) the Orquestra Filârmonica de Minas Gerais in Brazil (Così fan tutte) and Arizona Opera (La Cenerentola) He also returned to Theater an der Wien in Vienna as Mads in Werner Egk’s Peer Gynt.
In the 2015-2016 season, Andrew debuted with Florida Grand Opera and North Carolina Opera in Il barbiere di Siviglia and Seattle Opera as Leicester in Maria Stuarda. He also debuted with the Caramoor Music Festival as the title role in Rossini’s Aureliano in Palmira and as Jaquino in Fidelio.
Andrew is a recent graduate of the Junges Ensemble at Theater an der Wien where he appeared in a number of productions including La bohème, La cambiale di matrimonio, La Cenerentola, La clemenza di Tito, La Mère coupable, and Semiramide (Vinci). At the Bayerische Staatsoper as part of the Opernstudio, Andrew appeared in Les contes d’Hoffmann, Sigurd der Drachentöter, and Das schlaue Füchslein. As a member of the Young Singers Project at the Salzburg Festival, he appeared in concert performances of Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten and Stravinsky’s Le rossignol.
Andrew is an award recipient from the Francisco Viñas Competition, Marilyn Horne Foundation, Mario Lanza Competition, Gerda Lissner Foundation, and the George London Foundation. www.andrewowenstenor.com
The Guilty Mother