Anthony Gregory

Tenor

Hailed by Hugh Canning as the “Mozart tenor to watch”, Anthony Gregory is admired 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, Opernhaus Zürich , Scottish Opera and Norwegian National Opera in Oslo.

In the 2023/24 season, Gregory makes his company and role debut as the Leper in Messiaen Saint François d’Assise as staged by Kent Nagano and Georges Delnon at the Elbphilharmonie with Staatsoper Hamburg; and returns to Scottish Opera for his role debut as Almaviva Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Opera North as Ferrando Così fan tutte. On the concert platform, he joins the Dunedin Consort for Handel Messiah.

Successes of the previous season include anticipated debuts at Bayerische Staatsoper as Pane in David Alden and Ivor Bolton’s production of La Calisto; and Opéra de Rouen Normandie as Flute A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Gregory also returned to Opernhaus Zürich for Christian Spuck’s ballet Monteverdi and to his alma mater, English National Opera as Colonel Fairfax in Jo Davie’s production of Yeomen of the Guard. On the concert platform, Gregory performed Carmina Burana with Lahti Symphony Orchestra conducted by Dalia Stasevska ,the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Český Krumlov International Music Festival conducted by Daniel Raiskin; Glyndebourne Orchestra and Chorus for Mozart Requiem; Britten Sinfonia and Three Choirs Festival for Bach St John Passion; the Irish Baroque Orchestra for Handel Messiah at Wigmore Hall.

Further recent engagements include include his debut at Opernhaus Zürich in the world premiere of Christian Spuck’s ballet Monteverdi Cégeste in Netia Jones’ production of Philip Glass 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 t our; 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 Classic al Opera Company; and Grimoaldo Rodelinda at the London Handel Festival conducted by Laurence Cummings.

Highly in demand in concert, Gregory has performed 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; Damon Acis and Galatea with Trevor Pinnock in Nida , the Dunedin Consort and Acis at Stone Nest with La Nuova Musica and the London Handel Festival; Purcell Devotional Songs with The English Concert under the baton of Kristian Bezuidenhout ; Satyavan in Holst’s Savitri with the Britten Sinfonia under Sir Mark Elder Bach Mass in B Minor at the Edinburgh International Festival; Bach St Matthew Passion with BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Harry Bicket ; a recording with Irish Baroque Orchestra and Linn Records of Cousser The Applause of Mount Parnassus and Purcell Great Parent, Hail!; Mozart Requiem with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; a European tour of St John Passion with Les Arts Florissants and William Christie and with Antwerp Symphony Orchestra; Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings and Dr Maxwell / Staff Officer in Mark – Anthony Turnage The Silver Tassie – both with the BBC Symphony Orchestra; Carmina Burana at the Royal Festival Hall and Oslo Philharmonic; 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 English National Opera, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Dunedin Consort, Glyndebourne 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 alumnu s 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.

Performances

JULY 6 2024

Tenor Soloist; Mozart Requiem, Raymond Gubbay and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

London, United Kingdom

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JULY 19 2024

Acis, Acis and Galatea: Opera Holland Park

London, United Kingdom

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JULY 24 2024

Acis, Acis and Galatea: Opera Holland Park

London, United Kingdom

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JULY 26 2024

Acis, Acis and Galatea: Opera Holland Park

London, United Kingdom

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JULY 31 2024

Acis, Acis and Galatea: Opera Holland Park

London, United Kingdom

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Performances

JULY 6 2024Tenor Soloist; Mozart Requiem, Raymond Gubbay and Royal Philharmonic OrchestraLondon, United KingdomBuy Tickets
JULY 19 2024Acis, Acis and Galatea: Opera Holland ParkLondon, United KingdomBuy Tickets
JULY 24 2024Acis, Acis and Galatea: Opera Holland ParkLondon, United KingdomBuy Tickets
JULY 26 2024Acis, Acis and Galatea: Opera Holland ParkLondon, United KingdomBuy Tickets
JULY 31 2024Acis, Acis and Galatea: Opera Holland ParkLondon, United KingdomBuy Tickets
AUGUST 2 2024Acis, Acis and Galatea: Opera Holland ParkLondon, United KingdomBuy Tickets
NOVEMBER 15 2024Brighella + Tanzmeister, Ariadne auf Naxos; Opera Rouen NormandieRouen, FranceBuy Tickets
NOVEMBER 17 2024Brighella + Tanzmeister, Ariadne auf Naxos; Opera Rouen NormandieRouen, FranceBuy Tickets
NOVEMBER 19 2024Brighella + Tanzmeister, Ariadne auf Naxos; Opera Rouen NormandieRouen, FranceBuy Tickets
DECEMBER 22 2024Flute, A Midsummer Night's Dream; Opera LausanneLausanne, SwitzerlandBuy Tickets
DECEMBER 23 2024Flute, A Midsummer Night's Dream; Opera LausanneLausanne, SwitzerlandBuy Tickets
DECEMBER 27 2024Flute, A Midsummer Night's Dream; Opera LausanneLausanne, SwitzerlandBuy Tickets
DECEMBER 29 2024Flute, A Midsummer Night's Dream; Opera LausanneLausanne, SwitzerlandBuy Tickets
DECEMBER 31 2024Flute, A Midsummer Night's Dream; Opera LausanneLausanne, SwitzerlandBuy Tickets
MARCH 27 2025Tenor soloist, Mozart Requiem; Boston Symphony OrchestraBuy Tickets
MARCH 28 2025Tenor soloist, Mozart Requiem; Boston Symphony OrchestraBuy Tickets
MARCH 29 2025Tenor soloist, Mozart Requiem; Boston Symphony OrchestraBuy Tickets
MAY 8 2025Tenor soloist, Haydn Nelson Mass; Scottish Chamber OrchestraEdinburgh, United KingdomBuy Tickets
MAY 9 2025Tenor soloist, Haydn Nelson Mass; Scottish Chamber OrchestraGlasgow, United KingdomBuy Tickets

Press

Anthony Gregory’s Quint, younger and handsomer than most, sounds disquietingly beautiful.

Guardian

Anthony Gregory’s Quint is exquisitely sung, his villain all the more disturbing for his vocal beauty.

Spectator

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.

Opera Today

Anthony Gregory was quite a virile Acis, well away from the soppy wimp that the character can be, and Gregory’s performance reminded me of his fine accounts of haut contre roles.  He had the ability to sing with great strength of line whilst also shaping the phrase beautifully.  And yes, it was haunting too.

Opera Today

There is no tenor I would rather hear singing the ineffable ‘Love in her eyes’ than Anthony Gregory, who combines beauty and strength of tone in an exceptionally rare way.

Opera Now

Anthony Gregory sounded remarkably at ease as Don Ottavio, with fine passagework during “Il mio tesoro

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Releases

Balfe: Satanella
Arne: The Judgement of Paris

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