Acclaimed for the beauty and quality of his tone, stage presence and musicality, British tenor Anthony Gregory is in demand internationally for baroque to contemporary repertoire. Highlights in the 2017/18 season include his debut for Den Norske Opera as Don Ottavio Don Giovanni, Ouardo Ariodante for Les Arts Florissants and the title role in Rameau Dardanus for English Touring Opera. Most recent highlights include Vafrino Hipermestra for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Oronte Alcina at the Teatro Real, Madrid, Florizel in the world premiere of The Winter’s Tale for English National Opera, and Don Ottavio Don Giovanni for Glyndebourne on Tour.
Gregory’s recent engagements also include Flute in Peter Hall’s acclaimed production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Shepherd L’Orfeo for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Ferrando Così fan tutte for Opéra de Limoges, Peter Quint and Prologue The Turn of the Screw for Glyndebourne on Tour, Oronte in Katie Mitchell’s production of Alcina for the Aix-en-Provence Festival, title role Lucio Silla for the Classical Opera Company, and Grimoaldo Rodelinda at the London Handel Festival conducted by Laurence Cummings. Whilst at the Verbier Festival Academy in 2013, he performed the roles of Almaviva Il barbiere di Siviglia, Agenore Il Re Pastore 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.
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.
Previously a Harewood Artist at English National Opera, roles here 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 winner of many notable awards including “Breakthrough Artists category” by What’s On Stage in 2015, the Ian Fleming Award and the Lies Askonas Prize.
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.