Hailed by Hugh Canning as the “Mozart tenor to watch”, Anthony Gregory has been acclaimed for his unique timbre, stage presence and musicality. He was featured by esteemed critic Rupert Christiansen as one of the future operatic stars and was the 2015 winner of the Breakthrough Artists category by What’s On Stage when he starred as Peter Quint & Prologue The Turn of the Screw for Glyndebourne on Tour.
Highlights of the 2018/19 season include the title role in Bernstein’s Candide at Bergen National Opera, a return to Den Norske Opera as Don Ottavio and the world premiere of Stuart MacRae’s Anthropocene at Scottish Opera. His busy concert season includes a European tour of St John Passions with Les Arts Florissants and William Christie, and Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings and Dr Maxwell / Staff Officer in Mark-Anthony Turnage’s The Silver Tassie, both with BBC Symphony Orchestra. He also sings Carmina Burana at the Royal Festival Hall and appears in concert at the London Handel Festival.
Last season Gregory made his debut with Den Norske Opera as Don Ottavio in a new production of Don Giovanni as well as singing Ouardo Ariodante for Les Arts Florissants and the title role in Rameau Dardanus for English Touring Opera. Recent engagements also include Vafrino Hipermestra and Flute A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Oronte Alcina at the Teatro Real, Madrid and Festival de Aix-en-Provence; Florizel in the world premiere of The Winter’s Tale for English National Opera; Don Ottavio Don Giovanni and Peter Quint and Prologue The Turn of the Screw for Glyndebourne on Tour; Shepherd L’Orfeo for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Ferrando Così fan tutte for Opéra de Limoges and English Touring Opera; Agenore Il Re Pastore at the Verbier Festival; title role Lucio Silla for the Classical Opera Company; and Grimoaldo Rodelinda at the London Handel Festival conducted by Laurence Cummings.
On the concert platform, Gregory has performed Bach’s Mass in B Minor at the Edinburgh International Festival, Mozart Requiem with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, St John Passion with the Oxford Bach Choir, Handel Messiah at Cadogan Hall, Wells Cathedral and with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Schubert Rosamunde with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Haydn St Nicholas Mass and Britten St Nicholas for the St Luke’s Music Society, Monteverdi Vespers with the Armonico Consort, and has performed a solo recital at the Lufthansa Baroque Festival.
A former Harewood Artist at English National Opera, his roles for the company included Nanki-poo The Mikado, Young Sailor Julietta, 1st Armed Man Die Zauberflöte, Borsa Rigoletto and Haemon Thebans. Gregory was also previously a Jerwood Young Artist at Glyndebourne, a student of the National Opera Studio and a member of the Verbier Festival Academy where he performed the roles of Almaviva Il barbiere di Siviglia, and Roderigo Otello, alongside Anna Netrebko under the baton of Valery Gergiev, and also appeared as a soloist in Beethoven Choral Fantasy under Charles Dutoit.
Don Ottavio Don Giovanni
Glyndebourne on Tour
Florizel The Winter's Tale
English National Opera
Vafrino Hipermestra (Cavalli)
Glyndebourne Festival Opera
St John Passion
St Matthew Passion
Israel in Egypt
Mass in C (‘Great’)
Iopas Les Troyens*
Novice Billy Budd
Lysander A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Male Chorus Rape of Lucretia
Peter Quint & Prologue Turn of the Screw
Ernesto Don Pasquale
Nemorino L’elisir d’amore
Acis / Damon Acis et Galatea
Ferrando Così fan tutte
Belmonte Die Entführung aus dem Serail*
Tamino Die Zauberflöte
Don Ottavio Don Giovanni
Belfiore La Finta Giardinera*
Title role Lucio Silla
Gonzalve L’heure espagnole*
Count Almaviva Il barbiere di Siviglia
Edward Milfort La cambiale di matrimonio
Tom Rakewell The Rake’s Progress
Anthony Gregory's Quint, younger and handsomer than most, sounds disquietingly beautiful.
Anthony Gregory's Quint is exquisitely sung, his villain all the more disturbing for his vocal beauty
Audacious happiness radiated from Anthony Gregory... Gregory used his lovely, warm tenor to raise Florizel above the stereo-type of ‘disguised lover-prince’, showing him to be both gallant and headstrong.