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Niall Anderson

Bass Baritone

Originally from Fife, Niall Anderson was a member of the Académie at the Opéra National de Paris, having begun his vocal studies at the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied with Glenville Hargreaves and Jonathan Papp. He was a soloist in the RAM/Kohn Bach Cantata Series, performing with the Song Circle on numerous occasions and won the 2019 Pavarotti Prize.

Future engagements include further performances as Allazim Zaïde (Opéra Grand Avignon); Junius The Rape of Lucretia (Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari); and Haydn Nelson Mass (Angmering Chorale) and Mozart Requiem (Opus 48).

Among his recent highlights are Escamillo in Peter Brook’s La Tragédie de Carmen (Atelier Lyrique de Tourcoing); Zweiter Preister and Zweiter Geharnischter Die Zauberflöte; Mourner Bernstein’s A Quiet Place conducted by Kent Nagano (Opéra national de Paris); Allazim Zaïde (Angers Nantes Opéra, Opéra de Rennes); Sacristan Tosca (Northern Ireland Opera); and Ufficiale in Mercadante’s Il proscritto for a recording and concert (Opera Rara/Britten Sinfonia, conducted by Carlo Rizzi).

His operatic roles include Escamillo La Tragédie de Carmen, Collatinus The Rape of Lucretia, Somnus Semele, Harašta The Cunning Little Vixen, Le Philosphe Chérubin, Der Sprecher Die Zauberflöte, Aeneas Dido and Aeneas and Bertrand Iolanta.

Niall feels at home in a wide range of repertoire and styles. His oratorio repertoire includes Christus in Bach St. John Passion and St. Mathew Passion; Mozart, Fauré and Brahms Requiems, Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony, Rossini Petite messe solennelle and Mendelssohn Elijah. In contemporary music he has premiered works by Thomas Lavoy and sang the Baritone Solo in the Welsh premiere of Paul Mealor Symphony No.1, Passiontide. Internationally his concert performances have taken him worldwide performing Elgar The Light of Life (Cairo Celebration Choir & Orchestra); and Mozart Requiem on tour (Orchestre de Pau Pays de Béarn). Niall enjoys song repertoire and has given recitals in the UK and across Europe.

Steven Swales Artist Management represents Niall Anderson worldwide


Sacristan / Tosca / Northern Ireland Opera / 2023
“Strong support came from Niall Anderson, making much of the Sacristan…”

“Niall Anderson brought humour to the Sacristan, with the facial expressions and voice to make this small role memorable.”

“Secondary roles go well… There is a sharp outline to Niall Anderson’s quizzical Sacristan…”
(The Stage)

Zweiter Priest/Geharnischter / Die Zauberflöte / Opéra national de Paris / 2022
“As Second Priest/Armed Man, Niall Anderson impressed with his supple, expressive timbre.”

“Neill Anderson’s beautiful contributions were a credit to the Académie of the Opéra de Paris.”
(Première Loge)

Uffiziale / Il proscritto / Opera Rara / 2022
“Niall Anderson was the consummate professional in the tiny role of Cromwell’s official, and I hope to hear more of him.”
(Opera Today)