Andrew Goodwin

Australasia and non-exclusive Asia
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Tenor Andrew Goodwin has appeared with opera companies in Europe, the UK, Asia and Australia, including the Bolshoi Opera, Gran Theatre Liceu Barcelona, Teatro Real Madrid, La Scala Milan, Opera Australia, Pinchgut Opera and Sydney Chamber Opera.

On the concert platform he has toured with the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra with Maestro Temirkanov, performed with the Sydney, Melbourne, West Australian, Queensland and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, and has given recitals with pianist Daniel de Borah at the Wigmore Hall, and at the Oxford Lieder, Port Fairy, Huntington, Coriole, Bendigo, Huntington and Canberra International Music Festivals.

This year Andrew returns to the opera stage and Adelaide Festival as Renaud in Stravinsky’s The Fox for the Festival’s presentation of The Nightingale and other fablesHe will then be heard as the Narr in Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder with the Sydney Symphony (Simone Young conducting), and in Mozart’s Requiem with the Queensland, West Australian and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Queensland Symphony, Carmina Burana with Melbourne Symphony (also in Singapore)Messiah with Adelaide Symphony, St Matthew Passion with Monash University Orchestra and Choir, Elijah with Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and numerous Festival appearances and recitals around the country.  

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 featured prominently in Andrew Goodwin’s 2023 diary with performances in Germany with the Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. He also returned to the Melbourne Bach Choir (Evangelist, St John Passion, and Messiah), The Canberra International and Sanguine Estate Music Festivals and to Sydney Philharmonia Choirs for Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. He performed Britten’s War Requiem as part of Brisbane Festival, Messiah with Melbourne Symphony and both Britten’s Serenade for Tenor and Horn, and Mime (Das Rheingold), in a role debut, with the Sydney Symphony.  

Andrew’s busy 2022 schedule saw him tour and record with the Australian Vocal Ensemble, of which he was a founding member, return to both Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and the Queensland Symphony for Mozart Requiem, to the Melbourne Bach Choir as the Evangelist in the St. Matthew Passion, to the Canberra International Music Festival (and the Australian Haydn Ensemble) for Haydn’s Creation, to the Canberra and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras for Messiah (the latter to perform Sir Andrew Davis’ version conducted by Sir Andrew himself), and to the Sanguine Estate and Albury Chamber Music Festivals. Andrew also continued his association with Hayllar Music Tours, appearing in 3 of their chamber music tours, both in Australia and in New Zealand.

Other prominent recent engagements include Janik in the Sydney Chamber Opera production for Sydney Festival of Diary of one who disappeared (Janacek), his role debut as Lysander in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Adelaide Festival, Jacquino (Fidelio) with West Australian Symphony, Nadir (The Pearlfishers) for State Opera South Australia, St. John Passion and Haydn’s Creation with Melbourne Bach Choir, Carmina Burana with Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Mozart’s Requiem with Melbourne Symphony, Messiah with the Queensland and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras, as well as the premiere of Richard Mill’s new oratorio, Nativity, with the Adelaide Symphony.

Andrew’s recordings include Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin and Winterreise and When yesterday we met (songs of Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky) with Daniel de Borah for ABC Classics, and Artaxerxes (Hasse), Giasone (Cavalli), L’ámant jaloux (Gretry) and L’anima del filosofo (Haydn) with Pinchgut Opera.

Born in Sydney, Andrew studied voice at the St. Petersburg Conservatory under the direction of Professor Lev Morozov, graduating with a Bachelor of Music. He has also studied with Robert Dean in the UK. During his studies Andrew won a number of awards and scholarships: The Tait Memorial Trust Scholarship, 2nd place in the Yelena Obraztsova Singing Competition in St. Petersburg; the Martin Bequest Travelling Scholarship; the Sir Robert Askin Operatic Travelling Scholarship; and the Australian Opera Auditions Committee Joan Sutherland Richard Bonynge Scholarship. He has also received support from the Australian Music Foundation and ARS Musica Australis.


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“The distinctive clarity of Andrew Goodwin’s tenor voice – which never wavered, even in the turbulent passages on ‘ingrata’ – is perfectly suited to ‘Va dal furor portata’.”

Aryan Mohseni

“Goodwin’s word-painting in the recitative and aria Misero sogno – Aura che intorno spiri K 431 was exemplary.”

Shamistha de Soysa

"Goodwin’s light but warm-toned tenor is the perfect sound for Britten and here we heard his artistry at its finest…….effortless top notes, intelligence, and his mellifluous timbre. The final Sonnet was so moving, the spellbound audience ceased dropping heavy, resonant objects on the floor for the duration."

“Andrew Goodwin's portrayal of Janik's descent into madness is beautiful and terrifying to see and hear. Beautiful, because Goodwin's voice negotiates Janik's emotions without losing its focussed but never harsh tone, even at the extremes of the tenor range. And terrifying, because this level of control comes hand in hand with pent-up emotion etched across his face. This is a virtuoso performance.”

Harriet Cunningham

“ …Andrew Goodwin, as the pearl hunter Nadir, is exquisitely soft and mellow, and to hear their highly contrasting voices side by side adds a frisson that helps propel many of the scenes”

Graham Strahle

“ …Andrew Goodwin shone when he dreamed and reunited with Leila”

Greg Elliott

“…Powerful, too was Andrew Goodwin’s Nadir…a delightfully elegant, light French-style tenor. Endearing in his solos and amazing in his duets, especially the core “Au fond du temple saint” with Doyle…the passionate highlight of the night…It was a transfixing moment in the opera:”

Brian Angus

“…A richly sustaining element of the Sydney Philharmonia’s performance of Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius”, was tenor Andrew Goodwin’s polished smoothness as Gerontius, with excellent diction and comely youthful bloom…"

Peter McCallum

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