Andrew Jones is one of Australia’s most outstanding young baritones. After completing three years at the Victorian College of the Arts, he built up an impressive list of credits with Australia’s leading performing organisations.
Andrew’s many roles for Opera Australia have included Jake Wallace and José Castro in La fanciulla del West, Alessio in La Sonnambula, Marquis Dobigny in La traviata, Maxamillion in Candide, Prince Yamadori in Madama Butterfly, Mr Redburn in Billy Budd, Second Prisoner in Fidelio, Boatswain in HMS Pinafore and Foreman of the Jury in Trial By Jury.
For OzOpera, he has sung Morales and Dancairo in Carmen and Schaunard in La Bohème in nationwide tours to rural and regional Australia. For OzOpera’s Schools’ Company, Andrew performed major roles in The Magic Flute, The Barber of Seville and The Sound Garden.
Included amongst his many appearances for other operatic organisations are Escamillo in Carmen and Figaro in The Barber of Seville for Melbourne Opera, Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor for Bel Canto Opera and Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro for Eastern Metropolitan Opera.
Andrew Jones’ concert repertoire includes the baritone solos in Orff’s Carmina Burana and Fauré’s Requiem. He appeared in Victoria Opera’s Gala Opening Concert, Opera Australia’s 2010 New Year’s Eve Gala and has been a frequent soloist for Orchestra Victoria.
He appears on the Australian Cast recording of Essgee Entertainment’s The Merry Widow and on the Opera Australia/ABC Classics DVD presentation of Trial by Jury & HMS Pinafore.
For Opera Australia in 2011, Andrew sang Marcello in La bohème (Helpmann Award nomination), Escamillo in Carmen, Prince Yamadori in Madama Butterfly, Slim in Of Mice and Men and Masetto in Don Giovanni. He also appeared as baritone soloist in Carmina Burana for Sydney Philharmonia.
Since then, Andrew has starred as Papageno in Opera Australia’s new production of The Magic Flute in Sydney and Melbourne; he also sang Zurga in The Pearlfishers, Escamillo in Carmen and Ford in Falstaff for the national company and returned as soloist with Sydney Philharmonia and Melbourne Symphony.
2015 engagements include the title role in Le nozze di Figaro and Marcello in La bohème for Opera Australia. He also appears as soloist with Royal Melbourne Philharmonic and Darwin Symphony and in Opera in the Domain. In 2016, he sings Marcello for Opera Australia in Sydney and Melbourne and Guglielmo in a new production of Cosi fan tutte.