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Anthony Gregory returns to Glyndebourne as Vafrino in new production of Hipermestra

06 May 2017

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Anthony Gregory returns to Glyndebourne on 20 May 2017 to sing Vafrino in Graham Vick’s new production of Cavalli’s rarely performed Hipermestra. Gregory joins a cast of Emőke Baráth, Raffaele Pe and Renato Dolcini to perform the opera, with accompaniment from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under the baton of William Christie. 


Earlier this season, Gregory sang Don Ottavio Don Giovanni at Glyndebourne, a role he performs next season with Norwegian National Opera and returned to English National Opera to premiere The Winter’s Tale, a new work by Ryan Wigglesworth.


Hipermestra runs at Glyndebourne until 8 July.

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Leigh Melrose, Anthony Gregory & Susan Bickley return to ENO for world premiere of The Winter's Tale

13 February 2017

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Leigh Melrose, Anthony Gregory and Susan Bickley return to English National Opera this month for the world premiere of Ryan Wigglesworth The Winter's Tale at the Coliseum on 27 February 2017. This new commission is an interpretation of Shakespeare’s tale of love, loss and reconciliation, directed by Olivier Award-winning actor Rory Kinnear.


Leigh Melrose joins the cast as Polixenes, adding to his reputation as a singer of contemporary repertoire. He is a regular guest at ENO, previously singing roles including Wozzeck, Ned Keene, Sonora and Escamillo. He follows The Winter's Tale with his debut as Ruprecht in Calixto Bieito's new production of Prokofiev The Fiery Angel at Opernhaus Zürich, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda.


Former ENO Harewood Artist Anthony Gregory continues his relationship with ENO as Florizel. Last season ENO audiences heard him as Nanki-poo in Jonathan Miller’s acclaimed production of The Mikado. Later this season, Gregory returns to Glyndebourne Festival Opera to sing Vafrino in Cavalli Hipermestra.


Susan Bickley returns to ENO to sing the role of Paulina. Bickley has long been a favourite guest of the company, previously performing roles including Jocasta in the world premiere of Julian Anderson The Thebans.


The Winter's Tale runs from 27 February until 14 March.

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Anthony Gregory sings Ottavio in Don Giovanni with Glyndebourne on Tour

01 October 2016

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Anthony Gregory returns to Glyndebourne on 15 October 2016 to sing Don Ottavio in Mozart Don Giovanni as part of the company's 2016/17 tour. Gregory previously appeared at Glyndebourne in the role of Flute in the company's acclaimed production of Britten A Midsummer Night’s Dream alongside Tim Mead, Matthew Rose, Duncan Rock and Kate Royal.


Pablo Gonzales conducts Lloyd Wood's revival of Jonathan Kent's production, which in November also visits Milton Keynes, The Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, The Theatre Royal Norwich, The New Victoria Theatre Woking and The Theatre Royal Plymouth. The cast includes Duncan Rock in the title role, Louise Alder and Magdalena Molendowska.


In 2014 Gregory joined Glyndebourne on Tour to sing Prologue and Peter Quint in Britten The Turn of the Screw:


"Anthony Gregory's Quint is exquisitely sung, his villain all the more disturbing for his vocal beauty."
Spectator, October 2014.


Performances at Glyndebourne continue until 4 November. Gregory returns to Glyndebourne Festival Opera to sing Vafrino in Cavalli Hipermestra in summer 2017.

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Tim Mead & Anthony Gregory star in A Midsummer Night's Dream at Glyndebourne

27 July 2016

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Tim Mead and Anthony Gregory return to Glyndebourne Festival Opera on 11 August 2016 to star in the upcoming revival of Peter Hall’s popular production of Britten A Midsummer Night's Dream.


Mead reprises the role of Oberon alongside Gregory, who makes his debut in the role of Flute. The cast also includes Kathleen Kim as Tytania, Kate Royal as Helena, Matthew Rose as Bottom, and Duncan Rock as Demetrius, under the baton of Jakub Hrůša.


Mead has previously sung Oberon for Bergen National Opera, where he was praised for his “ethereal voice” (Bergen Journal), “his soothing countertenor crooning an irresistible invitation to sleep” (Opera Now). Next season Mead can be seen as Ottone in Handel Agrippina at Opera Vlaanderen, and reprises his acclaimed performance as the Boy in George Benjamin Written on Skin with the Aix-en-Provence Festival at the Bolshoi Theatre.


Anthony Gregory returns to Glyndebourne following his performance last season as Peter Quint and Prologue in Britten The Turn of the Screw with Glyndebourne on tour. Gregory joins the Glyndebourne tour in 2016/17 as Ottavio Don Giovanni and returns to Glyndebourne later in the season. Other future engagements include the role of Lysander A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Aix-en-Provence in their tour to Bahrain and Florizel in the world premiere of Ryan Wigglesworth The Winter’s Tale at English National Opera.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream runs at Glyndebourne until 28 August.

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Anthony Gregory and Mary Bevan return to English National Opera for the Mikado

07 November 2015

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Anthony Gregory and Mary Bevan return to English National Opera to play the lovers Yum-Yum and Nanki-Poo in Jonathan Miller's legendary production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado on the 21 November 2015.


Anthony Gregory comes fresh from his house debut at Teatro Real, Madrid as Oronte in David Alden’s production of Alcina, conducted by Christopher Moulds.


"Anthony Gregory is a touchingly dignified Oronte (a sublime 'Un momento di contento'!) in the nods to Fifty Shades that Katy Mitchell made him play in his tortuous relationship with Morgana."
Res Musica, July 2015


Further season highlights for Gregory include his company debut at Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Lisbon as Pylade Iphigenie en Tauride and his North American debut in Omaha as Jupiter in Semele followed by Flute A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Glyndebourne Festival.


Soprano Mary Bevan reprises the role of Yum-Yum, which she sang to critical acclaim for ENO in 2012. Earlier this season, Bevan made her role debut in the title role of Luigi Rossi’s Orpheus for the Royal Opera House at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Later this season she can be seen as Elvira in Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri at Garsington Opera, as well as in concerts with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Royal Philharmonic, and at Wigmore Hall.


“...other classy performances... Mary Bevan sings Yum-Yum immaculately and with a knowing self-regard that retains a charmingly innocent surface”.
Guardian, December 2012


The Mikado runs till 6 December with further performances 30 January and 6 February.

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Anthony Gregory sings Oronte in Alcina in his house debut at Teatro Real

16 October 2015

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Anthony Gregory makes his house debut at Teatro Real, Madrid on 30 October 2015 as Oronte in David Alden’s production of Alcina, conducted by Christopher Moulds. This follows on from his appearance in Katie Mitchell's prduction at the Aix-en-Provence Festival this summer:


"The lovesick Oronte, British tenor Anthony Gregory, was a willing captive of Morgana who lovingly whipped her during her brilliant Act III aria only to know that he will lose her in his meltingly beautiful aria 'Un momento di contento'."
Opera Today, July 2015


"Anthony Gregory is a touchingly dignified Oronte (a sublime 'Un momento di contento'!) in the nods to Fifty Shades that Katy Mitchell made him play in his tortuous relationship with Morgana."
Res Musica, July 2015


Alongside Gregory will be Sofia Soloviy as Alcina, María José Moreno as Morgana and Angélique Noldus as Bradamante.


Further company debuts for Gregory in the 2015/16 season include Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Lisbon as Pylade Iphigenie en Tauride and his North American debut in Omaha as Jupiter in Semele. He can also be heard at English National Opera as Nanki-poo in The Mikado and at the Glyndebourne Festival as Flute A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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Anthony Gregory makes his role debut as Oronte at Aix-en-Provence for a new production of Alcina

18 June 2015

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Anthony Gregory concludes his 2014/15 season at Aix en Provence Festival for a brand new production of Alcina by Katie Mitchell. Gregory, previously a member of the Festival d'Aix Académie in a production of La Cambiale di Matrimonio in 2012, will perform his debut as Oronte alongside Paricia Petibon and Philippe Jaroussky. Andrea Marcon conducts the production.


Gregory’s appearance at Aix is just the latest in a series of notable role and house debuts: Peter Quint and Prologue The Turn of the Screw for Glyndebourne on Tour, Shepherd L’Orfeo for Royal Opera House, and Ferrando Così fan tutte for Opéra de Limoges.


"Anthony Gregory's Quint is exquisitely sung, his villain all the more disturbing for his vocal beauty."
Spectator, October 2014


“Musically the strongest support comes from the trio of pastors (Anthony Gregory, Alexander Sprague and Christopher Lowrey), who make the most of some of Monteverdi’s finest vocal writing.”
Spectator, January 2015


Gregory opens next season with another house debut at Teatro Real, Madrid, where he reprises the role of Oronte Alcina.

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Susanna Hurrell & Anthony Gregory star in Cosi fan tutte at Opera de Limoges

26 April 2015

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Susanna Hurrell makes her role and house debut as Despina in Mozart Cosi fan tutte alongside Anthony Gregory as Ferrando, making his French debut, at Opera de Limoges on 10 May 2015.


Hurrell recently made a lauded return to the role of Erisbe in the Royal Opera House production of Cavalli L’Ormindo at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. After her debut as Despina, she will return to the UK to star as Norina in Don Pasquale at Longborough Festival Opera.


Anthony Gregory is fast making a name for himself as an excellent interpreter of the Mozart repertoire:


“…Anthony Gregory, as Ferrando, sings with confidence and ardour of youth. A Mozart tenor to watch” (Sunday Times, March 2013)


After his run in Cosi fan tutte, he travels to Aix en Provence to sing Oronte in a new production of Alcina directed by Katie Mitchell. Future engagements include leading roles with ENO, Glyndebourne Festival and Glyndebourne on Tour.

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Susan Bickley, Mary Bevan, Susanna Hurrell & Anthony Gregory: Royal Opera House’s Orfeo

30 December 2014

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Susan Bickley and Mary Bevan join Susanna Hurrell and Anthony Gregory in the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden’s new production of Monteverdi’s Orfeo, to be presented at the Roundhouse in London on 13 January. Bevan sings the role of Euridice, Bickley sings Silvia, Gregory sings First Pastor and Hurrell will sing Nymph. Conducted by Christian Curnyn and featuring the Orchestra of the Early Opera Company, performances run until 24 January.


Mary Bevan returns to the Royal Opera after appearing to acclaim on the main stage as Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro in 2013. Winner of the Critics’ Circle Exceptional Young Talent Award, Bevan was most recently praised for her “bewitching” Susanna with the English National Opera (Michael Church, Independent, October 2014).


A veteran of the Royal Opera House main stage, Susan Bickley most recently appeared as Virgie in Turnage Anna Nicole. Bickley joins Orfeo following a successful run as Herodias in Strauss Salome at Dallas Opera alongside Deborah Voigt.


Anthony Gregory will make his Royal Opera debut with Orfeo. Other season highlights include an “exquisitely sung” (Alexandra Coghlan, Spectator, October 2014) Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw at Glyndebourne, as well as appearances with Opera de Limoges and Aix en Provence Festival.


Directed by former Royal Shakespeare Company artistic director Michael Boyd, this production of Orfeo follows the tremendously successful Royal Opera House and Roundhouse co-production of Cavalli L’Ormindo, presented in spring 2014, and featuring Susanna Hurrell.

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Anthony Gregory: role debut as Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw with Glyndebourne Tour

04 October 2014

Anthony Gregory returns to Glyndebourne Opera on 18 October where he will make his role debut as Peter Quint / Prologue in The Turn of the Screw. Gregory started his career in the Glyndebourne Chorus, became a Jerwood Young Artist in 2010 and subsequently covered Peter Quint at the 2011 Glyndebourne Festival. He will perform under the baton of Leo McFall alongside Natalya Romaniw as Governess, Anne Mason as Mrs Grose and Miranda Keys as Miss Jessel. The production begins at Glyndebourne before beginning the tour in Woking on 30 October.


Earlier this year Daily Telegraph critic Rupert Christianson praised his “honeyed, fluent Italianate voice” and picked him out as one of opera’s future stars.


Gregory will make a series of notable role and house debuts this season: Shepherd and Title Role L’Orfeo for Royal Opera and English National Opera; Ferrando Cosi fan tutte for Opera de Limoges; and Oronte in a new production of Alcina at the Aix-en-Provence Festival.

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Anthony Gregory performs Il Re Pastore at Verbier Festival with Rolando Villazón

25 July 2014

British tenor Anthony Gregory returns to the Verbier Festival to sing the role of Agenore in Il re pastore on 2 August. Tenor Rolando Villazón sings the title role and directs this semi-staged production of Mozart’s opera. They are joined by young sopranos Iulia Maria Dan as Aminta, Regula Muhlemann as Elisa, Emoke Barath as Tamiri, and the Verbier Festival Orchestra under the baton of Gábor Takács-Nagy.


Gregory made his debut at the Verbier Festival last season when he performed the role of Rodrigo Otello alongside Anna Netrebko and Aleksandr Antonenko and under the baton of Valery Gergiev, and was heard in concert performances of Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy under Charles Dutoit. He also took the role of Almvaviva in the Verbier Academy’s production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia.


Acclaimed for his unique timbre, stage presence and musicality, he is making a name for himself in the Mozart repertoire: “…Anthony Gregory, as Ferrando, sings with confidence and ardour of youth. A Mozart tenor to watch,” (Hugh Canning, Sunday Times). Earlier this year he was picked out by Daily Telegraph critic Rupert Christianson as one of the future operatic stars – click here to read the feature.


Next season Anthony Gregory makes a series of notable role and house debuts: Peter Quint and Prologue The Turn of the Screw for Glyndebourne on Tour; Shepherd and title role L’Orfeo for Royal Opera and English National Opera respectively; Ferrando Cosi Fan Tutte for Opera de Limoges; and Oronte in a new production of Alcina at the Aix-en-Provence Festival.

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Susan Bickley, Matthew Best & Anthony Gregory in world premiere of Anderson’s Thebans

19 April 2014

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Susan Bickley, Matthew Best and Anthony Gregory perform the roles of Jocasta, Tiresias and Haemon respectively in the world premiere of Julian Anderson’s Thebans for English National Opera on 3 May. Conducted by Edward Gardner and directed by Pierre Audi, this new opera re-tells Sophocles’ timeless Theban tragedies, focusing on the fate of Oedipus and his daughter Antigone. Bickley, Best and Gregory will perform alongside Roland Wood in the title role, Peter Hoare as Creon and Julia Sporsén as Antigone.


Susan Bickley returns to ENO for a second time this season, following her critically acclaimed turn as Eduige in Richard Jones’ new production of Rodelinda. Following Thebans, Bickley ends this season with Waltraute in Opera North’s new production of Götterdämmerung, the final instalment of their four year Ring Cycle. Highlights next season include a reprisal of Virgie in Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Anna Nicole at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Herodias Salome for Dallas Opera, Messagiera Orfeo for the ROH at the Roundhouse and a return to ENO for another world premiere.


Following his successful performances of Swallow in the revival of David Alden’s Peter Grimes at ENO, Matthew Best returns to house for the final time this season in Thebans. Best will then go to Buxton Opera Festival where he will sing the Count in Dvořák’s The Jacobin, before reprising the role of Commendatore in Don Giovanni with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Highlights next season include Best’s return to Scottish Opera.


Thebans is the last of three new productions in Anthony Gregory’s busy 2013/14 season as an ENO Harewood Artist. Earlier in the season he performed Second Armed Man and covered Tamino in Simon McBurney’s innovative new production of The Magic Flute, and Borsa in Christopher Alden’s Rigoletto alongside Quinn Kelsey, Barry Banks and Anna Christy. Later in the season, at the invitation of Rollando Villazon, he returns to the Verbier Festival in the role of Agenore in Mozart’s Il Re Pastore. He then performs Tamino for NI Opera; Prologue and Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw for Glyndebourne on Tour; and Shepherd L’Orfeo in his Royal Opera House debut at the Roundhouse Theatre.

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