American tenor Andrew Owens, winner of the Zarzuela prize at the Francisco Viñas International Singing Competition, has quickly built a reputation as a promising singer of his generation. He exhibits a beautiful Italianate timbre, soaring top notes, and effortless agility. In the 2019-20 season he will return to Theater an der Wien for role debuts as Jakob Glock in Prokofiev’s Der feurige Engel and Zweiter Jude in Strauss’s Salome. On the concert stage he will sing the tenor solos in Handel’s Messiah with the North Carolina Symphony.
In the 2018-19 season he made his Opera Philadelphia debut as Arturo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, his Glyndebourne Festival debut as Count Almaviva in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, and performed the same role with Manitoba Opera. He returned to the Kammeroper Wien in the title role of Verdi’s Don Carlos and performed Beethoven’s Choral Symphony with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.
He has collaborated with some of the world’s most prestigious conductors and directors including James Conlon, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Bertrand de Billy, Franz Welser-Möst, Ari Pelto, Martin André, Christopher Larkin, George Manahan, Sian Edwards, Moshé Leiser, Patrice Caurier, Peter Konwitschny, Richard Jones, Keith Warner, David Bösch, and Riccardo Frizza. He makes his Irish National Opera debut as Ramiro in Rossini’s Cinderella/La Cenerentola.