Originally from Canberra, Andrew Collis was a member of the Cologne Opera from 1993 to 2007. He has also performed with opera companies in Berlin, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Essen, Frankfurt, Mannheim and Wiesbaden and in concerts in Bonn, Strasbourg, Stuttgart, and features on the recording of Zemlinsky’s Der Zwerg for EMI.
Andrew’s international performances have included appearances at the Vienna Festival, Hong Kong Festival, as soloist with the Prague Chamber Orchestra, San Diego Opera, New Zealand Opera, and Lyric Opera of Singapore.
Most recently he performed Mahler’s Das klagende Lied with Sydney Symphony, toured with the Barrie Kosky production of The Magic Flute for Perth, Adelaide and New Zealand Festivals, Bartolo in The Barber of Seville for New Zealand Opera, Pooh-Bah in The Mikado for State Opera South Australia, Swallow in Peter Grimes for Brisbane Festival, and Pritschitsch in The Merry Widow, Sir Roderic in Ruddigore and Commendatore in Don Giovanni for Opera Queensland.
Andrew’s extensive concert and oratorio repertoire includes St. Matthew Passion, St. John Passion, Magnificat, and Mass in B minor by Bach; Messiah, Samson and Semele by Handel; Die Schöpfung, Stabat Mater and Masses by Haydn; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Missa Solemnis, and Mozart’s Requiem and Mendelssohn’s Erste Walpurgis Nacht, with all of Australia and New Zealand’s leading symphony orchestras and choral societies.