English tenor Andrew O’Connor is a member of the Royal Opera Chorus, which he joined in 2007. He made his Royal Opera debut as a treble in 1991, singing Second Boy (Die Zauberflöte). Since joining the Chorus his solo roles for The Royal Opera have included Waiter (Der Rosenkavalier), Gambler (The Gambler), Young Lad (The Tsar’s Bride) and Gentleman (Anna Nicole). In the 2016/17 Season he sings in the ensemble in The Nose.
O’Connor was born in London and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Robert Dean. He has sung throughout Europe and in America, Japan, Australia and New Zealand in repertory ranging from Baroque to contemporary works. He has performed with companies including Opera Holland Park, Carl Rosa Opera, Grange Park Opera, London City Opera, Raymond Gubbay Productions and for Glyndebourne Festival. He has also sung and recorded with London Voices. His operatic roles include Sailor (Dido and Aeneas), Orpheus (Orpheus in the Underworld), Le Dancaïre (Carmen), Yakuside and Yamadori (Madama Butterfly) and Jack Kid Berg (Whitechapel Whirlwind).
He performs widely in concert and has worked closely with composer and conductor Ronald Corp, who wrote the song ‘Darest Thou Now, O Soul’ for him.