Bass-baritone Andrew Foster-Williams enjoys a vibrant career on both the opera and concert stage, and is graced with a vocal versatility that allows him to present a repertoire ranging from the classics of Bach, Gluck, Handel, and Mozart through to more recent masters such as Britten, Debussy, Stravinsky, and Wagner.
His concert repertoire includes Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and St. John Passion, Brahms’s A German Requiem, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Britten’s War Requiem, Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten, Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass, Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder, and Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast. He has collaborated with conductors including David Afkham, Herbert Blomstedt, Teodor Currentzis, Colin Davis, Philipe Herreweghe, Paul McCreesh, Marc Minkowski, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Hervé Niquet, Vasily Petrenko, David Robertson, Ulf Schirmer, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Edo de Waart.
Highlights of his 2017–18 season include Telramund in Wagner’s Lohengrin at La Monnaie in a new production by Olivier Py conducted by Alain Altinoglu, Golaud in Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande directed by René Koering and led by Yves Abel for Ópera de Oviedo, Méphistophélès in Gounod’s Faust at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris conducted by Christophe Rousset, Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen in a Kasper Holten production conducted by Paolo Carignani and Jordan de Souza at the Bregenzer Festspiele, and fully staged performances of Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen with Franz Welser-Möst leading The Cleveland Orchestra.
On the concert stage, Andrew Foster-Williams joins the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for Gounod’s St. Cecilia Mass, the Sydney Symphony for Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast and Bach’s Ich habe genug, and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic for a concert and recording of Vaughan Williams’s A Sea Symphony. International performances of Handel’s Messiah bring the artist to the New York Philharmonic and to Montréal’s Orchestre Métropolitain.