B i o g r a p h y
Andrew Goodwin was born in Sydney, Australia, and studied singing at the St Petersburg State Conservatory. His career as an operatic tenor has seen him embrace a wide range of roles at some of the world’s greatest opera houses, including La Scala Milan, Gran Theatre Liceu Barcelona, Teatro Real Madrid and the Sydney Opera House. Notably, he is the only westerner to perform the role of Lensky at the Bolshoi Theatre.
On the concert platform he has toured with the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra under Yuri Temirkanov, and performed with all the major Australian symphony orchestras. His repertoire runs the gamut from Baroque opera through Romantic oratorio to contemporary music. He is a passionate champion of lieder and art song, and has given recitals at the Wigmore Hall, Mariinsky Concert Hall, Oxford Lieder Festival, and countless international festivals. With pianist Daniel De Borah he has recorded Schubert's Die Schöne Müllerin and Winterreise for ABC Classic FM. He has received critical acclaim for his performances in recordings for Pinchgut Opera, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the world premiere of Rodion Shchedrin’s Boyarina Morozova.
This year Andrew’s engagements will include returning to Moscow to perform Handel's Il Trionfo e tempo e del Disinganno with both Yulia Lezhneva and Dmitry Sinkovsky, invitations to Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Mozart Requiem), Melbourne Bach Choir (Evangelist, St Matthew Passion), Canberra International Music Festival (Evangelist, St. John Passion), and Sydney Philharmonia Choirs (Dvorak Requiem). Andrew will be the featured vocal soloist at this year’s Huntington Festival, the final year this festival will be held. He will also continue his song recital partnership with Daniel de Borah.
Last year Andrew made his role and house debut as Nadir in The Pearlfishers for State Opera of South Australia. He also returned to Pinchgut Opera in the title role of Artaxerses. Concert performances included a return to Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for Berlioz L’enfance du Christ and Messiah, to Sydney Symphony Orchestra (Brett Dean’s oratorio The Last Days of Socrates), Queensland Symphony (Messiah) Sydney University Graduate Choir for An Australian War Requiem (Bowen), Sydney Philharmonia for Bach B Minor Mass, Melbourne Bach Choir (Mozart Requiem and Bach Cantata), Monash Academy Orchestra (Rossini Stabat Mater), and to Melbourne Intervarsity Choral Festival (Elgar’s The Light of Light). Andrew also again appeared in numerous recitals with Daniel de Borah.
In 2017 Andrew appeared with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Mozart Requiem), Sydney Philharmonia Choirs (Dream of Gerontius and Messiah), Coriole Festival and Adam Chamber Music Festival, Melbourne Bach Choir (St John Passion), Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Chamber Opera (Biographica and The Rape of Lucretia ) Sydney University Graduate Choir (Saint Saëns Requiem) and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (Handel Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day).
Previous appearances include Sydney Chamber Opera (Passion), The Song Company (Bach’s B Minor Mass and Bach and forward), Melbourne Bach Choir (Evangelist, St Matthew Passion), 4 Winds Festival (Britten’s Serenade for tenor, horn and strings), Sydney Symphony Orchestra (Mozart Litaniae de venerabili altaris sacramento), Monash Academy (Haydn Mass in Time of War), Sydney Philharmonia Choirs (Israel in Egypt and Messiah), Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (his debut in the title role in The Rake’s Progress and Bach Magnificat), Brisbane Festival (Lyle Chan‘s My Dear Benjamin with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra), and Handel in the Theatre (Jephtha, The Vow) recitals with Daniel de Borah and the Australia Piano Quartet, as well as featuring at Musica Viva’s Huntington Festival, and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Townsville.
Other engagements include Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and strings (Adelaide and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras), a recital with pianist Mira Yevtich at the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg; Degtyarev's Russian oratorio Minin i Pojarsky with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra; Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius at St John’s Smith Square, London; the roles of Lensky (Eugene Onegin) and Tamino (The Magic Flute) with the Bolshoi Opera and Egeo in Cavalli’s Giasone and Florival in L’amant jaloux (Grétry) and Orpheus in Haydn’s L’anima del filosofo for Pinchgut Opera.
Andrew Goodwin as Lensky
Yekaterina Scherbachenko as Tatiana
Eugene Onegin directed by Dmitry Tchernyakov
Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow