2014 – Andrew Moran

Baritone

Australian baritone Andrew Moran is best remembered for his portrayals of Marcello (La Boheme), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Ping (Turandot), and Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), for which he was nominated for a Green Room Award.

Born and raised in Melbourne, Andrew holds a Bachelor of Music from WA Academy of Performing Arts, and a Graduate Diploma in Music (Opera Studies) from Sydney Conservatorium.  He is currently based in Sydney, and is a Principal Artist with Opera Australia.

He has performed over 50 roles with that company, including Bartolo (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Geronio (Il Turco in Italia), Demetrius (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Ned Keane (Peter Grimes), Amantio di Nicolao (Gianni Schicci) and Fra Melitone (La forza del destino).  His roles with other companies include Zurga (Les pecheurs du perles) and Morales with WA Opera, and Pooh-Bah (The Mikado) with Opera Queensland.

He has been a finalist in many major singing competitions, and has won numerous scholarships and prizes, including the Phoebe Patrick Award, the Royal Overseas League Music Bursary, the Britten-Pears Aldeburgh Young Artist Program Award, and the Glyndebourne Festival Prize.