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British tenor Andrew Kennedy, who was born in Northumberland, studied at King’s College in Cambridge and the Royal College of Music in London before joining the Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House. In 2005 he won the Rosenblatt Recital Prize at the BBC Singer of the World Competition. Kennedy has performed Tamino in The Magic Flute at English National Opera, Flute in Britten’s
A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Royal Opera House, and Jacquino in Beethoven’s Fidelio at the Glyndebourne Festival. Other credits include Tom Rakewell in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels and at La Scala in Milan, Mozart’s Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni and Tito in La Clemenza di Tito at the National Opera of Lyon and Captain Vere in Britten’s Billy Budd at Houston Grand Opera. Earlier this season he sang Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia for Welsh National Opera and made his debut at Teatro Regio Torino as Ferrando in Così fan tutte. Along with his stage appearances, Kennedy is also deeply devoted to concert singing. He has worked with the London Symphony Orchestra and Colin Davis, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Roger Norrington and the London Philharmonic under Vladimir Jurowski. Future plans include a staged production of Messiah at the Opéra de Lyon, Barber of Seville at English National Opera, Tamino (The Magic Flute) in Toulon and Britten’s War Requiem in Moscow and with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI in Turin with Semyon Bychkov.
Andrew Kennedy made his LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut in Sommer 2012.