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Pelham Andrews

Pelham Andrews

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Pelham Andrews is a graduate of the Cardiff International Academy of Voice and Adelaide University. He began his professional career as a Young Artist with State Opera of South Australia (SOSA), subsequently winning several awards including the prestigious McDonalds Operatic Aria. Roles for SOSA have included Nourabad (Les Pêcheurs de Perles), Friedrich Bhaer (the Australian premiere of Mark Adamo’s Little Women), Count Ribbing (Un Ballo in Maschera), Jake Wallace (La Fanciulla del West), the Mandarin (Turandot), Count Ceprano (Rigoletto), the Imperial Commissioner (Madama Butterfly) and the Stationmaster (Blake's The Station).

Pelham has performed Méphistophélès (La Damnation de Faust) and the King of Bambaras (Angelique) for Victorian Opera, and for Opera Australia he has appeared as Zoroastro (Orlando) and Second Mate (Billy Budd). He has also performed throughout Australia, Malaysia and Singapore with touring company Co-Opera.

Pelham's concert repertoire includes Haydn Creation, Handel Messiah, Mozart Requiem, Fauré Requiem, Mozart Mass in C minor and Beethoven Mass in C. He has performed as a soloist with the Sydney Philharmonia, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and many other ensembles as a concert soloist.

Most recently Pelham’s engagements have included Zuniga in Carmen, and Colline in La bohème for State Opera of South Australia. This year he returned to Australia after pursuing further studies in Germany to sing Padre Guardiano, La forza del destino, for State Opera, Beethoven Symphony No.9. with Auckland Choral Society, Verdi Requiem in Napier, New Zealand, Mozart C Minor Mass with the Melbourne Bach Choir and to cover the title role in Don Pasquale as well as Baron Douphol in La Traviata for Opera Australia.