Andrew Dickinson



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24.01. 19:30
Deutsche Oper Berlin

Giacomo Puccini,  Tosca

Andrew Dickinson, tenor
Ivan Repusic, conductor


Andrew Dickinson brings a compelling visceral energy to both his singing and acting.
Opera Magazine

Young British tenor Andrew Dickinson is making an impression at opera houses and concert halls across Europe with his charismatic stage presence and sensitive musicality. Born in Liverpool, he completed his studies at the Royal Academy Opera School in 2011. During his training he won a number of competitions, including the Maureen Lehane Vocal Competition at the Wigmore Hall and the UK’s Wagner Society competition in 2014.

At the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where he has been part of the ensemble since 2016, he has already sung numerous roles, including Truffaldino in Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges, Novice in Britten’s Billy Budd, Jonas in Meyerbeer’s Le Prophète (in a new production by Olivier Py) and Da-Ud in Richard Strauss’ Die Ägyptische Helena. In the 2018/19 season he will take the part of Tamino in The Tale of the Magic Flute, the four servants in Offenbach’s Les Contes d'Hoffmann as well as Spoletta in Puccini’s Tosca.

In 2018/19 he also takes on the role of Quint in Britten's Turn of the Screw at Bury Court Opera and collaborates with the Muziektheater Transparent in a production of Janáček's Diary of One Who Disappeared in New York. In his home town Liverpool he sings Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin with the pianist Jonathan Ware and video design by Matthew Kvasnik.

His previous guest appearances have seen him as Flute in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hyogo Performing Arts Center, Japan), Red Whiskers in Britten’s Billy Budd at the Teatro dell’opera di Roma, Kaufmann in Wolfgang Rihm’s Jakob Lenz (Mozarteum Salzburg), Dancairo in Bizet’s Carmen (Scottish Opera), Tom Rakewell in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress (Bury Court Opera) and Gerhard in H.K. Gruber’s Gloria – A Pigtail (Bregenz Festival). He has sung under conductors including Donald Runnicles, Robin Ticciati, James Conlon and Enrique Mazzola, as well as Vladimir Jurowski at the Glyndebourne Festival.

A welcome guest at concert halls across Europe, the tenor has performed Handel’s Messiah at the Royal Festival Hall in London, St. Stephan’s Cathedral in Vienna and the Liszt Academy in Budapest; Mozart’s Requiem at the Royal Albert Hall; and most recently Britten’s War Requiem at the Berlin Cathedral. Other recent engagements include Berlioz’s Grande Messe des Morts (Winchester Cathedral), Bach’s B Minor Mass (Bolzano), Mendelssohn’s Elijah (Amman, Jordan) and Bach’s St. Matthew Passion (Hanover).

In addition to his opera and concert engagements, Andrew Dickinson is an enthusiastic producer of musical projects, with a focus on new concert formats and engaging with new audiences. He devised the staged recital The Diary… and Other Stories, based around Janácek’s The Diary of the One Who Disappeared and featuring Czech instrumental and vocal music. He also produces concerts and operas with an emphasis on community and education as part of the Rainhill Music Festival, a charity supporting schools in Liverpool with in-house music tuition, and Opera @ Stone, a new opera company and recital series supporting refugees and the homeless based at Stone Brewery Berlin.

2018/19 season

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Andrew Dickinson gave a very youthful and bright Da-Ud with a beautiful clear Timbre.
The Opera Musicologist Berlin, Daniel Url, March 2016

As Lakmé’s loyal servant, Hadji, Andrew Dickinson sympathetically sheltered the wounded Gérald in the forest, and sang his Act 3 aria with a true, lyrical line.
Opera Today, C. Seymour, July 2015

Andrew Dickinson brought a compelling visceral energy to both his singing and acting, and his transition from wide-eyed innocent to delusional inmate was harrowingly convincing.
Opera Magazine, Yehuda Shapiro, March 2015

Tom Rakewell is a big sing, but Dickinson proves he has the range and stamina, and subtly alters his character as he goes from country bumpkin to seasoned Londoner.
British Theatre Guide, L. Lewis, March 2015

An effortlessly assured cast is headed by Andrew Dickinson's wide-eyed, Candide-like Tom Rakewell. The young tenor, a master of stuttering movements and Edward Norton-esque bafflement, has light but well-supported vocal resources that are capable of surprising bursts of power.
What's On Stage, M. Valencia, March 2015

Andrew Dickinson is a young tenor with a strong stage personality and bold ambition.
The Telegraph, Rupert Christiansen, November 2013

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Opera repertoire

G. BIZET Carmen Dancairo
B. BRITTEN Billy Budd Novice
Midsummer Night's Dream Flute
Albert Herring Albert
Death in Venice Aschenbach
Curlew River Madwoman
Turn of the Screw Peter Quint *
Peter Grimes Bob Boles *
H. K. GRUBER Gloria - A Pigtale Gerhard

Concert repertoire

J. S. BACH BWV 244 St Matthew Passion
BWV 245 St John Passion
BWV 248 Christmas Oratorio
BWV 232 Mass in B minor
BWV 243 Magnificat
L. V. BEETHOVEN Mass in C Major
9th Symphony
H. BERLIOZ Grande Messe des Morts
B. BRITTEN War Requiem
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