With a beautiful Italianate timbre, effortless top and exceptional vocal agility, Andrew Owens is quickly building a reputation as one of the most exciting young international tenors. Last season, Andrew was a member of the Junges Ensemble at the Theater an der Wien, where he performed the roles of Don Ramiro La Cenerentola, Scitalce in Vinci’s Semiramide, Tito La clemenza di Tito (Kammeroper), Gastone La Traviata, and Barbarigo I due Foscari opposite Placido Domingo (Theater an der Wien), and on the concert platform he sang Giove in Rossini’s rarely performed cantata Le nozze di Teti e di Peleo in concert at the Theater an der Wien opposite Lawrence Brownlee, and tenor solos in Bach’s B minor mass at the Hofburgkapelle. Recipient of Central City Opera’s Iris Henwood Richards Apprentice Artist Award, further credits include 1st Prize in the Mario Lanza Competition for Tenors in New York City, honors at the Mario Lanza competition in Philadelphia, and an award from the Marilyn Horne Foundation. Andrew is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the Maryland Opera Studio, and has participated in the Music Academy of the West Voice Program, the Salzburger Festspiele Young Singers Project, and was a member of the Bayerische Staatsoper Opernstudio.
The 2014/15 season brings a return to Theater an der Wien for Chevalier Léon in Milhaud’s La mere coupable, Tamino Die Zauberflöte and Camille de Rosillion Die lustige Witwe for Theater Magdeburg, and tenor soloist in The Genius of Mozart at the national Concert Hall, Dublin with the RTÉ Symphony Orchestra.