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Bianca Andrew

Mezzo-soprano

Bianca Andrew
© Wolfgang Runkel

The mezzo-soprano Bianca Andrew comes from New Zealand and leaves the Opera Studio to join the Ensemble at Oper Frankfurt in the 2019/20 season, during which she sings a Musician in a new production of Manon Lescaut, Tebaldo in Don Carlo, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Mercédes in Carmen and a Lady-in-Waiting in a new production of Henze's Der Prinz von Homburg / The Prince of Homburg. Roles for the company so far have included Anna (Meyerbeer's L’Africaine), Enrichetta di Francia (I puritani) and roles in Schreker's Der ferne Klang - all new productions - Daphne and Rigoletto. This winner of the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Award also appeared in recital in the Holzfoyer. She makes her debut at Garsington Opera this summer, singing Flamel in Fantasio. She appeared at the Bregenz Festival for the first time in 2018, as Bernardo in Beatrice Cenci. She studied in New Zealand before going to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where roles included Handel's Radamisto, Laura (Iolanta) and Philomène (Martinů's Alexandre Bis). Bianca Andrew returned to New Zealand Opera, where she began her operatic career as an Emerging Artist, to sing in concert performances of Manon Lescaut in the summer of 2017.