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Bianca Andrew

Mezzo-soprano

Bianca Andrew
© Wolfgang Runkel

The mezzo-soprano Bianca Andrew comes from New Zealand and is in her second year as a member of Oper Frankfurt's Opera Studio. She made her debut in Germany singing Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto which was followed by Anna in a new production of Meyerbeer's L’Africaine. This season her roles include Enrichetta di Francia in a new production of I puritani, 2nd Maid in Daphne and a Barmaid in a new production of Schreker's Der ferne Klang / The Distant Sound. After studying in New Zealand Bianca Andrew joined the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London in 2017, where she learned roles including Handel's Radamisto, Laura (Iolanta) and Philomène (Martinů's Alexandre Bis). She sang Meg Page (Falstaff) with the Cambridge Philharmonic and Roméo (I Capuleti i Montecchi) at the Days Bay Opera in Wellington. She returned to New Zealand Opera, where she began her career as an Emerging Artist, to sing a Musician in concert performances of Manon Lescaut. She won the Song Prize at the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Awards.