Andrew Rees

Tenor

Andrew Rees
REVIEWS

Bob Boles: Peter Grimes / Grange Park Opera

“Andrew Rees’ superbly-sung Bob Boles, delivered at a sustained pitch of righteous hysteria.”

The Arts Desk

 

“Andrew Rees’ Bob Boles, delivered in ringing tones, whipped up the mob in Act III with relish.”

Bachtrack

 

“Andrew Rees’s superbly two-faced Bob Boles…”

Classical Source

 

“As in Dickens, the supporting characters are a colourful lot and very strongly played here, especially…Andrew Rees’s ranting Methodist preacher, Bob Boles.”

Financial Times

 

“Andrew Rees made a striking impact as Bob Boles, his voice ringing out with heroic fervour.”

Music OMH

 

“Andrew Rees made the most of Boles and went Methody without overdoing it.”

Musical Criticism

 

“Top of the range are (inter alia) Andrew Rees’s terrifying Bob Boles – surely he is a potential Grimes himself…”

The Stage

 

Theseus: The Monster in the Maze / London Symphony Orchestra

“Andrew Rees was an inspired piece of casting as Theseus, his cartoon-like swagger matched by a robust, Siegfried-like heldentenor that galvanised the cringing Athenians.”

Classical Source

 

“Andrew Rees was an inspired piece of casting as Theseus, his cartoon-like swagger matched by a robust, Siegfried-like heldentenor that galvanised the cringing Athenians.”

The Financial Times

 

“Joshua Bloom, Andrew Rees and Yvonne Howard sang vividly as Daedalus, Theseus and his mother.”

The Guardian

 

“…Andrew Rees in proper “heroic tenor” mode…”

The Telegraph

 

Lemminkaïnen: Swanhunter / Opera North

“Andrew Rees sings the taxing tenor role of Lemminkaïnen with heroic stamina.”

The Guardian

 

Steva: Jenufa / New Israeli Opera

“Andrew Rees was a fine Steva.”

Opera News

 

Steva: Jenufa / Longborough Festival Opera

"Andrew Rees' firmly sung, drunken, womanising Steva...particularly effective in the Act Two showdown with the Kostelnicka."

Classical Source

 

"…the strong tenor voice of Andrew Rees as Steva made for a feisty portrayal."

The Guardian

 

"Beautiful singing alone isn’t enough for Jenufa, though all four of Longborough’s central quartet delivered moments of soaring radiance as and when plot and character demanded it. You need to glimpse, at least, what Jenufa sees in her loutish fiancé Steva, and Andrew Rees’s tenor is certainly seductive."

The Spectator

 

Narraboth: Salome / Chandos CD

“In the other roles, Chandos has selected a group of fine singers, including Andrew Rees as Narraboth and Rebecca du Pont Davies as the page.”

Musical Criticism

 

Macduff: Macbeth / NI Opera

“Andrew Rees’s Macduff stood out particularly, his ringing tenor and impassioned acting making the Act 4 aria, “Ah, la paterna mano’ one of the highlights of the evening.”

Opera

 

“Andrew Rees was a fiery Macduff.”

The Telegraph

 

Raffaele: Stiffelio / Chelsea Opera Group

“…sung with clarity and assurance by Andrew Rees.”

Opera

 

Ismaele: Nabucco / Opera Holland Park

“…the fine tenor of Andrew Rees's Ismaele and mezzo of Kristina Hammerstrom's Fenena distinguish the subplot.”

The Guardian

 

Froh: Das Rheingold / Royal Opera

“…Andrew Rees’s forceful Froh.”

Opera

 

Melot: Tristan und Isolde / Grange Park Opera

“Andrew Rees’ embittered Melot leaves an indelible mark.”

The Guardian

 

“Andrew Rees was effective and made a strong impression as Melot, holding his own in some fine singing company and bringing the character to life.”

Musical Criticism

 

“Andrew Rees made a great deal out of Melot's short but crucial appearances.”

Opera News

 

“Andrew Rees was an incisively sinister Melot.”

The Telegraph

 

Melot: Tristan und Isolde / Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

“Andrew Rees, as a tenor Melot, made the most of Audi’s sinister take on the character. “
Opera News

 

Siegmund: Die Walküre / Longborough Festival Opera

“Andrew Rees is virile and full-toned but also conveys compassion.”

The Guardian

 

“Andrew Rees as Siegmund displaying a gorgeous middle-register tone.”

The Independent

 

“Siegmund was Andrew Rees, a young tenor not afraid to essay the heights. He was impressive in the great Act 2 Annunciation of Death scene with Brünnhilde…”

Opera

 

“Andrew Rees gave his all to Siegmund…”

The Telegraph

 

“Andrew Rees brought to Siegmund a sonority of peculiar depth and resonance but also some visceral thrill.”

Wagner News

 

“The outstanding performances of the evening come from Lee Bisset and Andrew Rees as the twin lovers…Rees strikes a powerful and heroic Siegmund.”

What’s On Stage



DISCOGRAPHY

R. Strauss Salome (role of Narraboth)
Susan Bullock, Sally Burgess, John Graham-Hall, John Wegner
Philharmonia Orchestra / Charles Mackerras
Chandos CD CHAN 3157

Turnage Anna Nicole (role of Doctor Yes)
Eva-Maria Westbroek, Susan Bickley, Peter Hoare, Alan Oke. Gerald Finley
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Antonio Pappano
Opus Arte DVD OA1054D / Blu Ray OABD7088D

AUDIO / VIDEO
Andrew Rees in Turnage: Anna Nicole - If you’re looking at you