Copyright Andrew Henley 2013
Hailing from Monmouth, Andrew studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and is a recent graduate of the National Opera Studio. He studies with Gary Coward, supported by the WNO Sir John Moores Award. He was with winner of the 2019 Dunraven Young Welsh Singer of the Year.
Roles at RWCMD included Fenton Falstaff, Albert Albert Herring and Schoolmaster The Cunning Little Vixen. Operatic engagements have included Tybalt Romeo and Juliet with Opéra de Lyon, Novice Billy Budd with the St. Endellion Festival, Lechmere Owen Wingrave with British Youth Opera, Major (cover) Patience with English Touring Opera, Kekikako Bataclan with West Green House, Christoph Kommilitonen! with Welsh National Youth Opera and excerpts of Rodolfo La Boheme with ROH Reimagined, in association with the Royal Opera, Covent Garden. 2019 engagements include Father Grenville Dead Man Walking with Welsh National Opera, Don Ottavio Don Giovanni with Clonter Opera and Heinrich von Schreiber Tannhäuser with the Stadttheater Klagenfurt.
Concert engagements have included Mendelssohn Elijah at Cadogan Hall with the City of London Sinfonia, an opera highlights concert with the WNO Orchestra conducted by Carlo Rizzi at BBC Hoddinot Hall, Vaughan Williams On Wenlock Edge with Nicola Rose as a supporting event for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, Beethoven An die ferne Geliebte with Michael Pollock, Verdi Requiem at St. Paul's Covent Garden, Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music, broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, and Purcell The Fairy Queen, conducted by Nicholas McGegan, both with the CBSO at Birmingham Symphony Hall.
Andrew began singing at Haberdasher's Monmouth School for Boys with David Lawson and Ian Dollins. After accepting a place at the University of Exeter to study English, he joined Exeter Cathedral Choir as a choral scholar, where he spent three years until graduating with upper second-class honours in 2012. Originally performing as a baritone, he made the transition to tenor after enrolling at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where he gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance (Merit) in 2014. He is a former lay clerk at Llandaff Cathedral.
Andrew is represented by Patrick Allen at Connaught Artists.
"...Andrew Henley's lyrical Fenton" - Opera