Hailed by Hugh Canning as the “Mozart tenor to watch”, Anthony Gregory is revered 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.
The 2020/21 season sees Gregory making a series of concert appearances: Tippett A Child of Our Time with Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire; Bach St. John’s Passion with Antwerp Symphony Orchestra; and concert performances of Acis and Galatea in a return to the Irish Baroque Orchestra. Last season his highlights included a return to the English National Opera as Cégeste in Netia Jones’ production of Philip Glass’s Orphée; BBC Symphony Orchestra at the BBC Proms for Hugh Wood’s Scenes from Comus in concert; Carmina Burana with Oslo Philharmonic; and Handel Messiah with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Irish Baroque. Gregory was also invited to make an anticipated role and house debut as Mercure in Bayerische
Staatsoper’s new production of Castor et Pollux, Lysander A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Scottish Opera and Handel Messiah with the Dunedin Consort.
Further recent engagements include 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 Tour; 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 Classical Opera Company; and Grimoaldo Rodelinda at the London Handel Festival conducted by Laurence Cummings. On the concert platform, Gregory has performed Bach’s Mass in B Minor at the Edinburgh International Festival; Mozart Requiem with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; a European tour of St John Passions with Les Arts Florissants and William Christie; Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings and Dr Maxwell / Staff Officer in Mark-Anthony Turnage’s The Silver Tassie – both with the BBC Symphony Orchestra; Carmina Burana at the Royal Festival Hall; a concert appearance for the
London Handel Festival; St John Passion with the Oxford Bach Choir; Handel Messiah at Cadogan Hall, Wells Cathedral and with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra; 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 alumnus 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.