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

Andrew Dickinson is making an impression at opera houses and concert halls world-wide 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 Competition at the Wigmore Hall and the UK Wagner Society Award in 2014/15.

 

At the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where he has been a member of the ensemble since 2016, he has sung a plethora of roles, including Truffaldino in Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges, Tamino in The Magic Flute (short version), Hexe in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, Flute in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Novice in Britten’s Billy Budd and Da-Ud in Richard Strauss’ Die Ägyptische Helena. 


Andrew's recent premieres include Four Servants in Hamburg Oper's Les Contes d'Hoffman (Nagano/Pasca), Ulrich Aysligner in Leipzig Oper's Die Meistersinger von Nüremberg (Schirmer/Poutney), Leonard in Leipzig Oper’s new version of Carl Neilsen’s Maskarade (Zilias/Jung) and Janáček's Diary of One Who Disappeared, which he first premiered at Brooklyn Academy of the Arts New York in April 2019 (Musiektheater Transparant/Ivo Van Hove). Andrew also recently collaborated with Hamburg Ballet and John Neumeier in a Beethoven inspired production, singing excerpts from Beethovens Christ on the Mount of Olives (Neumaier/Nagano).

Other notable appearances include White Minister in Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre (Elbphilharmonie Hamburg), Pedrillo in The Abduction of the Seraglio (Danish National Opera), Junger Diener in Dmitri Tcherniakov's new production of Elektra (Hamburg Oper), Red Whiskers in Britten’s Billy Budd (Teatro dell’Opera di Roma), Spoletta in Tosca (Hamburg Oper), Quint in Britten's Turn of the Screw (Bury Court Opera), Flute in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hyogo PAC, Japan), Kaufmann in Wolfgang Rihm’s Jakob Lenz (Mozarteum Salzburg), and Gerhard in H.K. Gruber’s Gloria – A Pigtail (Bregenz Festival). He has sung under conductors including Kent Nagano, Sir Donald Runnicles, Yutaka Sado, Ulf Schirmer, Robin Ticciati, James Conlon, Alan Gilbert and Enrique Mazzola.

A welcome guest at concert halls across Europe, Andrew has performed Handel’s Messiah (Royal Festival Hall in London, St. Stephan’s Cathedral in Vienna, Liszt Academy Budapest), Mozart’s Requiem (Royal Albert Hall), Bach’s St. John Passion (Ensemble Resonanz) and Britten’s War Requiem (Berlin Cathedral). Other 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 (Hannover).

In 2022/23, Andrew returns to Hamburg Oper for further performances of Les Contes d'Hoffman as well as Heinrich der Schreiber in Tannhäuser (Nagano/Mundruczó). For Deutsche Oper Berlin, he reprises his 2022 debut of Die Lüge in Langgaard's Antikrist (Zilias/Mondtag) as well as Ser Toldo in Christoph Loy’s critically acclaimed production of Zandonai’s Francesa da Rimini. Andrew will also give a special performance of Britten’s War Requiem with Osnabrück Symphonieorchester.

Andrew is an enthusiastic Producer of formats to engage new audiences in opera and classical music. During the recent Pandemic in October 2020, he curated a multi-genre project with UNITED WE STREAM, featuring a new exposition of Schubert's Schwanengesang, with over 40 Berlin based artists collaborating in support of the Beirut crisis in Lebanon. In May 2019, he premiered his Die Schöne Müllerin project, accompanied by the pianist Jonathan Ware and with video design by Matthew Kvasnik, premiering at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, followed by a European tour including the Oranjewoud Festival. He produces concerts and operas with an emphasis on community outreach and education, both in Germany and further afield.