“Anthony Gregory seems destined for a notable career.”
“A Mozart tenor to watch…”
Hugh Canning, Opera
Rising young tenor Anthony Gregory is a recipient of many awards and prizes including the Ian Fleming Award and the Lies Askonas Prize. Currently a Harewood Artist at the English National Opera, he was a Jerwood Young Artist for 2010 at Glyndebourne and a trainee of the prestigious National Opera Studio in 2011-2012.
Last season Gregory made his debuts with English National Opera as the Young Sailor Julietta and at the Verbier Festival in concert performances of Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy under Charles Dutoit and as Roderigo in Otello alongside Anna Netrebko and Aleksandr Antonenko under the baton of Valery Gergiev. His operatic highlights included Ferrando for English Touring Opera, Tamino for Nevill Holt Opera and Don Ottavio (cover) for ENO. Further concert appearances included the Messiah at Cadogan Hall, Wells Cathedral and with Royal Scottish National Orchestra for his debut with the orchestra, a concert of Handel works with the Choir of King’s College, at the Royal Albert Hall and a Christmas Concert at the Watford Coliseum.
Other recent operatic roles include Edward Milfort in Rossini Il cambiale matrimonio for the Aix-en-Provence Festival Académie, Lucio Silla for the Classical Opera Company, Purcell The Fairy Queen for English Touring Opera, Ferrando Così fan tutte (RCMIOS) and Grimoaldo Rodelinda (RCMIOS and London Handel Festival, conducted by Laurence Cummings), Novice (cover) Billy Budd (Glyndebourne) and The Hussar Mavra (Jerwood Young Artist programme, Glyndebourne). In summer 2010 he covered the role of Peter Quint The Turn of the Screw for Glyndebourne.
On the concert platform he performed Schubert Rosamunde with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Haydn St Nicholas Mass and Britten St Nicholas for the St Luke’s Music Society; Bach St John Passion in Hereford Cathedral; the launch of a new recording of Chilcott’s Requiem in Wells Cathedral; made his debut with the Classical Opera Company in Alfred the Great (Arne) at King’s Place and the New London Orchestra at Cadogan Hall, Mozart Mass in C with the Hertfordshire Chamber Orchestra at St Albans Abbey, as well as a concert at the Elgar Room (Royal Albert Hall). Other oratorio and concert appearances include Acis and Galatea and Judas Maccabaeus with Epsom Choral Society, Monteverdi Vespers with the Armonico Consort, Rossini Stabat Mater and Handel Messiah with the Bath Bach Choir, Bach Magnificat with the London Pro Arte Choir, Mendelssohn St Paul and Bach St Matthew Passion (Evangelist) with the Festival Chorus and the Sinclair Sinfonia.
In the 2013/2014 season Anthony Gregory will appear in three new productions at English National Opera: The Magic Flute (First Armed Man and cover Tamino), Rigoletto (Borsa) and The Thebans (Haemon). On the concert platform he will sing Bach’s Mass in B Minor with Ludus Baroque in Edinburgh, Mozart Requiem with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Northampton, St John’s Passions with Oxford Choir and will make his debut with a concert of arias during the prestigious Lufthansa Baroque Festival. Future engagements include leading roles with Glyndebourne on Tour and the Aix en Provence Festival.
Anthony Gregory is represented by Intermusica.
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Ferrando in Mozart Così fan tutte / Hackney Empire
English Touring Opera / cond. James Burton / dir. Paul Higgins
“Anthony Gregory delineates Ferrando's insecurity as he skilfully charts his lyrical lines.”
George Hall, The Guardian, March 2013
“…Anthony Gregory, as Ferrando, sings two out of his three [arias] with confidence and ardour of youth. A Mozart tenor to watch.”
Hugh Canning, The Sunday Times
, March 2013
“Anthony Gregory is a resilient tenor with real ballast. He has already proved himself a Mozartian with élan in the title role of Classical Opera’s Lucio Silla, and here his Ferrando… is both musically intelligent and moving.”
Hilary Finch, The Times
, March 2013
Title role in Mozart Lucio Silla
Classical Opera Company / Cadogan Hall / cond. Ian Page
“In the title role, Anthony Gregory may only have had two arias, but he made them count with his finely controlled, eloquently Italianate tenor, and he was really thrilling in the accompanied recitatives where he vacillates between the calls of love, tyranny and his desire to be a good guy.”
Peter Reed, classicalsource.com, March 2012
“[Gregory] delivered his two arias convincingly, with an attractive clear line and assured high notes.”
Margarida Mota-Bull, Seen & Heard International, March 2012
Patient in Purcell Fairy Queen
English Touring Opera / cond. Joseph McHardy / dir. Thomas Guthrie
“Anthony Gregory, one for the four patients, seemed destined for a notable career.”
Hugh Canning, Opera, November 2011
“Anthony Gregory revealed a bright lyric tenor and impeccable stylistic instincts in his brief solos.”
Hugh Canning, The Sunday Times, November 2011
“I was sorry that tenor Anthony Gregory’s solo vocal contributions were so few and brief, for he clearly possesses a very fine instrument indeed and is worth looking out for in future productions.”
Dominic Wells, Opera Britannia, November 2011
“It would be invidious to single out anyone from a truly first-rate ensemble, but I was hugely impressed by tenor Anthony Gregory, who makes the most out of a comparatively small part: his light yet steely tenor is hugely exciting to hear – success as an haut-contre surely beckons – and his duet ‘Let the fifes and the clarions’ with countertenor Michal Czerniawski was the vocal highlight of the show.”
Adrian Horsewood, What’s On Stage, November 2011
Ferrando in Mozart Così fan tutte
Benjamin Britten International Opera School, Royal College of Music / cond. Michael Rosewell / dir. Lee Blakeley
“Anthony Gregory [was] a promising, sweet-toned Ferrando”
Robert Thicknesse, Opera Now, December 2011