Andrew Greenwood

Andrew Greenwood, Baritone

Pacific Opera Victoria
Zuniga in Carmen

February, 2012


Andrew Greenwood returns to Pacific Opera Victoria in February 2012 to perform Zuniga in Carmen. He has previously appeared with POV as Monterone in Rigoletto (2006), as King Alonso in Hoiby's The Tempest (2004), as Douphol in La traviata (2009), and the doctor in Vanessa (2011); he was the cover for Flowerdew in POV's November 2011 world première of Mary's Wedding.

Employed as a full-time firefighter with the City of Vancouver, Andrew performs both in Canada and in Europe, as frequently as his work schedule allows.

Recent engagements include: the role of Amonasro in Aïda and the title role in Rigoletto for the Stadttheater Hildesheim, and Rigoletto for the Stadttheater Wolfsburg, Germany. In 2001, he performed the role of John Proctor in the Czech Republic premiere of The Crucible, by Robert Ward, and made his debut in the roles of Escamillo in Carmen and Germont in La traviata at the Prague State Opera. Additional European credits include Marcello in La bohème for Opera Studio de Genève, Switzerland, and The Ferryman in Benjamin Britten's Curlew River in Lausanne, Switzerland and Cuenca, Spain.

Andrew's recent Canadian operatic performances include the title role in Macbeth, Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, and Germont in La traviata for Vancouver's Opera Pro Cantanti; the role of the Emperor in Der Kaiser von Atlantis for City Opera Vancouver; the title role in Falstaff as a guest with UBC Opera; Count Almaviva in the 2006 Okanagan Vocal Arts Festival's production of Le nozze di Figaro; Marcello in La bohème for UBC Opera, the 2005 Okanagan Vocal Arts Festival, and for Vancouver Island Opera; Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia for Vancouver Island Opera and Burnaby Lyric Opera; Danilo in The Merry Widow for Burnaby Lyric Opera; a guest appearance with UBC Opera in the title role of Eugene Onegin; and the roles of Prince Yamadori and The Imperial Commissioner in Madama Butterfly for Vancouver Opera.

Additional Canadian appearances Dandini in Rossini's Cinderella; Malatesta in Don Pasquale; Peter in Hansel and Gretel; and, for UBC Opera, John Proctor in The Crucible, Smirnov in William Walton's The Bear, and Peter in Hansel and Gretel.

Andrew has also appeared with other opera companies in the Lower Mainland, such as Opera Breve, Western Concert Opera, and Modern Baroque Opera.

Also in demand as a concert and oratorio singer Andrew has performed such works as Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, Handel's Messiah, Mahler's Lieder eines Fahrenden Gesellen, Beethoven's Choral Fantasy and Symphony No. 9, Dvořák’s Stabat Mater, Saint-Saëns' Christmas Oratorio, the Bach Passions, as well as the Requiems of Mozart, Brahms, Fauré and Duruflé. Some of the organizations he has sung with include Virginia's Opera Roanoke Orchestra, the Vancouver Symphony, the Victoria Symphony, the Prince George Symphony, the Vancouver Bach Choir, Festival Vancouver, the West Coast Symphony, the Kamloops Symphony, Sinfonia of the North Shore, the Chilliwack Symphony, the Okanagan Festival Singers, the Fraser Valley Symphony, the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Vancouver Island Symphony.

January, 2012