British tenor Andrew Macnair is a member of the Royal Opera Chorus, which he joined in 2006. His solo roles for The Royal Opera have included First Man in Armour (Die Zauberflöte), Drunken Guest (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk), Notary (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Echo (The Tsarina’s Slippers) and Don Curzio (Le nozze di Figaro). He is a founding member of the Royal Opera House’s vocal ensemble Hous8.
Macnair completed a doctorate in nuclear physics at the University of Kent before training as a singer at the Deller Academy of Early Music and The Knack, English National Opera Baylis. He went on to sing as a Gentleman of Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace, and with the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company. Operatic engagements away from The Royal Opera include Fenton (Falstaff) for New Sussex Opera, Bob Boles (Peter Grimes) for Surrey Opera, Don Basilio and Don Curzio (Le nozze di Figaro) for London Opera Players, Ralph Rackstraw (H.M.S. Pinafore) for Opera Options, Dr Blind (Die Fledermaus) for Tête à Tête Opera and Raguel’s Man (Tobias and the Angel, world premiere).
Macnair’s concert repertory includes Bach’s Magnificat, Messiah, The Creation, Mozart’s Requiem, Elijah, Verdi’s Requiem, Bruckner’s Te Deum and L’Enfance du Christ. He has also performed in concert for the Learning and Participation department of the Royal Opera House.