Andrew McTaggart

Andrew McTaggart

BARITONE

Representation: General Management

Photo: Ross Burns

Overview

A graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Music, Scotland, Andrew is already established on the Scottish circuits and makes regular appearances the length and breadth of Scotland in mainstream oratorio repertoire such as Elijah, Messiah and Fauré Requiem. Andrew was on the emerging artist programme with Scottish Opera with whom he has appeared regularly. He has subsequently worked with English National Opera, Clonter Opera and made appearances in concert at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Full Biography

Andrew graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow in 2012, where he attended the Alexander Gibson Opera School and studied with George Gordon and Kathleen McKellar Ferguson. Awards at the RCS included the David Knox Memorial Prize, the Governor’s Recital Prize for Singing, and the Florence Veitch Ibler Prize for Oratorio Singing.

Notable concert engagements have included Belshazzar’s Feast with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Messiah at Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light with the Ulster Orchestra in Belfast and Christus in James Macmillan’s St John Passion at the Association of British Choral Directors conference. Andrew has also been heard on BBC Radio 3 performing Finzi’s Let Us Garlands Bring as part of the Crear Scholarship with Malcolm Martineau, Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs and Eternal Light with the National Youth Choir of Scotland.

Andrew has been a Scottish Opera Robertson Trust Emerging Artist since the 2012/2013 season, where his roles have included Marchese d’Obigny La Traviata, Bottom A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Samuel The Pirates of Penzance and Morales Carmen.  Further engagements include Garibaldo Rodelinda, Notary Don Pasquale and Yamadori in the new David McVicar production of Madama Butterfly, all for Scottish Opera, as well as concert engagements throughout the UK including Handel Judas Maccabeus, Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem. Faure Requiem, Mahler Kindertotenlieder and Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs.

Recent engagements include Handel Messiah, Brahms Requiem, Mendelssohn Elijah, title role Noye’s Flude at the Lammermuir Festival, Baron Douphol La Traviata with Opera Bohemia, Le Nozze di Figaro with Scottish Opera and his debut as Lakai Ariadne auf Naxos for Opéra National de Lorrain, Nancy.

In the 2017/2018 season engagements include Gaspar Rita for West Green Opera and Andrew will continue to work on community outreach programmes with Scottish Opera.   Concert engagements include Messiah (Royal Festival Hall) and Brahms Requiem.

Artist Website: www.andrewmctaggart.co.uk

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Reviews

Karen MacIver – THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (Scottish Opera Connect)

“Andrew McTaggart ‘s robust baritone made a very disturbing baddie.”
David Smythe, Bachtrack (Apr’16)

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Artist Manager

John McHugh (Cambridge)
john.mchugh@hazardchase.co.uk
01223 706024