Bass Pelham Andrews trained in Australia, the UK and Germany, and is a graduate of the Cardiff International Academy of Voice and the Adelaide University. A former Young Artist of the State Opera of South Australia, Pelham has performed extensively with that company in the roles of Padre Guardiano (La forza del Destino), Colline (La Bohème), Nourabad (Les Pêcheurs de Perles), Lodovico (Otello), Zuniga (Carmen), Friedrich Bhaer (the Australian premiere of Mark Adamo’s Little Women), Count Ribbing (Un Ballo in Maschera), Jake Wallace (La Fanciulla del West), Count Ceprano (Rigoletto), the Stationmaster (Blake’s The Station), the Mandarin (Turandot), and the Imperial Commissioner (Madama Butterfly).
Pelham has sung Méphistophélès (La Damnation de Faust) and the King of Bambaras (Angelique) for Victorian Opera, and for Opera Australia he has appeared as Sparafucile and Monterone (Rigoletto), Lodovico (Otello), Zoroastro (Orlando), Baron Douphol (La Traviata), Speaker (The Magic Flute) and Second Mate (Billy Budd). He has also performed throughout Australia, Malaysia and Singapore with touring company Co-Opera, and won several awards including the McDonalds Operatic Aria.
As a concert soloist, Pelham has performed with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Sydney Philharmonia, Australian Intervarsity Choral Festival, Melbourne Bach Choir, Auckland Choral Society, Napier Civic Choir and Manukau Symphony, as well as many smaller ensembles. His repertoire includes the Requiems of Mozart, Fauré and Verdi, Haydn Creation, Handel Messiah, Beethoven Symphony No 9, Mozart and Beethoven Masses, and Cantatas by Bach. He is also an accomplished and passionate interpreter of song repertoire.
In 2015 Pelham returns to Opera Australia where his role and cover responsibilities will include Timur (Turandot), Baron Douphol (Traviata), Flemish Deputy (Don Carlos), King (Aida), Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), and Masetto (Don Giovanni).