A noble and woody timbre and a promissing stage ease.
Damien Dutilleul - olyrix.com
Académie de l'Opéra de Paris 2021
A member of the Académie de l'Opéra national de Paris between 2020 and 2022, Niall Anderson previously studied music at the Royal Academy of Music in London with baritone Glenville Hargreaves and vocal coach Jonathan Papp.
In addition to the role of Collatinus (The Rape of Lucretia), sung at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord and a Mourners (Bernstein's A Quiet Place) sung at the Opéra Garnier, he has performed the role of an officer (Mercadante's Il Proscritto) at the Barbican Hall in London and already has in his repertoire the roles of Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro), Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas), Escamillo (Carmen), Der Sprecher (Die Zauberflöte), Somnus (Semele), Bertrand (Iolanta), Harasta (The Cunning Little Vixen) and the Philosopher (Cherubino).
Very comfortable in the oratorio repertoire, he has been heard in Europe and in the UK (Salisbury Cathedral, Wells Cathedral) in Bach's St John Passion, Haydn's Nelson Mass, Mozart's and Brahms' Requiems, Rossini's Petite messe solennelle, and Mendelssohn's Elias. He has also performed a series of Bach Cantatas (in collaboration with the Kohn Foundation) and sung the baritone solo part in Paul Mealor's Symphony No.1 (Passiontide) at its premiere in Wales.
Niall Anderson regularly gives recital with piano, performing some of the great cycles of the repertoire, such as Vaughan Williams' Songs of Travel, Butterworth's A Shropshire Lad and Schumann's Dichterliebe, in venues such as London's Wigmore Hall, the Grange au lac in Evian-les-bains, the Palais Garnier and the Amphithéâtre de l'Opéra Bastille in Paris.
In 2019, he was a finalist in the Richard Lewis/Jean Shanks competition, then a winner of the Pavarotti Prize.
To be noticed for his 2022/2023 season: the First Priest and the Second armoured man (Die Zauberflöte) at the Opéra Bastille, Allazim (Zaide) at the Opéra de Rennes, Angers-Nantes Opéra and Besançon, or Mozart's Requiem with the Orchestre de Pau.
Niall Anderson has been represented by RSB Artists since 2021.