"stylish Britten tenor."
Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks - Tenor
Andrew Wicks was a chorister at Chichester Cathedral and a choral scholar at Durham. He graduated in music from Durham University and then studied singing and performance at the Royal Northern College of Music, winning the Johnston award. The Countess of Munster Musical Trust assisted his studies.
His operatic roles include; Oronte Alcina, roles in War and Peace and Soundbites contemporary operas for English National Opera; Ferrando Così fan Tutte, Don Ottavio Don Giovanni, Tichon Katya Kabanova for Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Jephtha Jephtha, Giove/Anfinomo Il Ritorno Ulisse, Scaramuccio Ariadne auf Naxos, Count Almaviva Barber of Seville, Tenor Seven Deadly Sins, Nemorino Elixir of Love, Jacquino Fidelio and Ferrando Così for Welsh National Opera; Old Peng and Old Mountain dweller A Night at the Chinese Opera, Ferrando and Essential Scottish Opera tour for Scottish Opera; Don Ottavio for Grange Park Opera; Tom Rakewell The Rake's Progress and Count Almaviva for English Touring Opera; Josennah Boris Godenow for Early Music Russia; Don Ramiro Cenerentola for Dublin Opera Theatre Company and The Royal Opera education; Cecil Roberto Devereux, Loustot Veronique, Basilio Camacho’s Wedding, Don Luiz Maria Padilla, Hyllus Hercules and Danish Knight Armide for the Buxton Festival; Peter Quint Turn of the Screw, Simpleton Boris Godunov and Hérault Danton’s Death for Brighton Festival; Luiz Gondoliers for Covent Garden Festival; Nemorino for Opera North and Kent University; Ernesto Don Pasquale for Opera Northern Ireland, Clonter Opera and Crystal Clear Opera; Tamino Magic Flute for the Opera Company; Lysander Midsummer Night’s Dream for Aldeburgh; Rodolfo La Boheme for Crystal Clear Opera; and roles in Forza del destino, Pelléas, Ariadne auf Naxos, Sir John in Love, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, La Finta Giardiniera, Ariodante, Rodelinda, L'Allegro, Il Tabarro, Orfeo, Katya Kabanova, From the House of the Dead, Iolanthe, Mikado.
Recent concert work has included Spring Symphony and Gerontius in Beijing, Verdi Requiem, Missa Solemnis and Dies Natalis. Notable past performances include Bach, Handel and Mozart with the Monteverdi choir under John Eliot Gardiner, in USA, Europe, and at the Proms; Britten War Requiem in Germany and Russia; Britten St Nicolas, Coryn Missa da Pacem (world premier) with the Flanders Symphony Orchestra; Dvorak Stabat Mater with Arhuus Symphony Orchestra under Porcelijn; Handel La Ressurezione for the Festival di Pasqua, Rome; St Nicolas with the Northern Sinfonia under Thierry Fischer; Bach Christmas Oratorio with the Copenhagen Philharmonic; Bruckner Te Deum with the Bruckner Orchestra of Linz; Mendelssohn Lobgesang with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Purcell King Arthur and The Fairy Queen on tour with the Gabrieli Consort; Acis and Galatea on tour with the King’s Consort, with whom he has also sung Christmas Oratorio and Bach Cantatas; Messiah in Arhuus, Hanover, Mexico, Singapore, Glyndebourne, Royal Festival Hall with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and in the Royal Albert Hall under Sir David Willcocks, Samson and L’Enfance du Christ in Snape Maltings, Apostles under Vernon Handley, and A Child of our time in the presence of Sir Michael Tippett.