Hailed by Hugh Canning as the “Mozart tenor to watch”, Anthony Gregory is revered for his unique timbre, stage presence and musicality. Named by esteemed critic Rupert Christiansen as one of the future operatic stars, he was the 2015 winner of the Breakthrough Artists category by What’s On Stage following his appearance as Peter Quint & Prologue The Turn of the Screw for Glyndebourne on Tour. His successes include appearances with Glyndebourne Festival, Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Festival de Aix-en-Provence, Teatro Real in Madrid, Bergen Opera, Scottish Opera and Norwegian National Opera in Oslo.
In the 2021/22 season, Gregory makes his debut at Opernhaus Zürich in the world premiere of Christian Spuck’s ballet Monteverdi under the baton of Riccardo Minasi, and makes a number of exciting concert appearances including Mercurio in Caldara La concordia de' pianeti with La Cetra Barockorchester Basel in Bucharest at the Enescu Festival and the Theater an der Wien conducted by Andrea Marcon; Bach St Matthew Passion with BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Harry Bicket; Handel Messiah with the Glyndebourne Chorus; concerts featuring works by Lully, Campra, Delalande and Rameau with the Academy of Ancient Music under the baton of Peter Whelan; Damon Acis and Galatea with the Dunedin Consort and Acis at Stone Nest with La Nuova Musica and the London Handel Festival; Satyavan in Holst’s Savitri with the Britten Sinfonia under Sir Mark Elder; Jonathan Saul at the Moscow Handel Festival and a recording with Irish Baroque Orchestra and Linn Records of Cousser The Applause of Mount Parnassus and Purcell Great Parent, Hail! Looking ahead to future seasons, Gregory makes his debut at the Opéra de Rouen Normandie and Bayerische Staatsoper, and makes anticipated returns to English National Opera and to Glyndebourne Festival Opera.
Gregory’s success in the 2020/21 season include Bach St John Passion with Antwerp Symphony Orchestra; Damon Acis and Galatea with Trevor Pinnock in Nida; Handel Messiah with the Dunedin Consort conducted by John Butt; Purcell Devotional Songs with The English Concert under the baton of Kristian Bezuidenhout; and a recording of Messiah with English National Opera.
Further recent engagements include Cégeste in Netia Jones’ production of Philip Glass’s Orphée with English National Opera; the title role of Candide with Bergen Opera; Vafrino Hipermestra, and Flute A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Glyndebourne Festival Opera; his debut with Den Norske Opera as Don Ottavio in a new production of Don Giovanni; Oronte Alcina at the Teatro Real, Madrid and Festival de Aix-en-Provence; Ouardo Ariodante for Les Arts Florissants; the title role in Rameau Dardanus for English Touring Opera; 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; the world premiere of Stuart MacRae’s Anthropocene at Scottish Opera; Agenore Il Re Pastore at the Verbier Festival; the title role Lucio Silla for the Classical Opera Company; and Grimoaldo Rodelinda at the London Handel Festival conducted by Laurence Cummings. Gregory was also invited to make an anticipated role and house debut in Bayerische Staatsoper’s new production of Castor et Pollux; as Oronte Alcina with Opera North; and as Lysander A Midsummer Night's Dream with Scottish Opera.
On the concert platform, Gregory has performed Bach Mass in B Minor at the Edinburgh International Festival; Mozart Requiem with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; a European tour of Bach St John Passion with Les Arts Florissants and William Christie; Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings and Dr Maxwell / Staff Officer in Mark-Anthony Turnage’s The Silver Tassie - both with the BBC Symphony Orchestra; Carmina Burana at the Royal Festival Hall and Oslo Philharmonic; a concert appearance for the London Handel Festival; St John Passion with the Oxford Bach Choir; Hugh Wood’s Scenes from Comus with BBC Symphony Orchestra at the BBC Proms; Handel Messiah at Cadogan Hall, Wells Cathedral, with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Irish Baroque; 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 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 previously a Jerwood Young Artist at Glyndebourne, and an alumnus of the National Opera Studio. He was a member of the Verbier Festival Academy, performing the roles of Almaviva Il barbiere di Siviglia and Roderigo Otello - alongside Anna Netrebko, and under the baton of Valery Gergiev - and 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.