Hailing from Monmouth, British-Irish tenor Andrew Henley studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and is a graduate of the National Opera Studio, where he was supported by the WNO Sir John Moores Award. He was with winner of the 2019 Dunraven Young Welsh Singer of the Year and is the recipient of the 2023 John Scott Award from Scottish Opera.
Operatic engagements have included The Tenor Trauernacht, Tybalt Romeo and Juliet and Voleur de Lune Der Mond with Opéra de Lyon, Heinrich der Schreiber Tannhäuser with the Stadttheater Klagenfurt, Father Grenville Dead Man Walking and Candide (cover) Candide with Welsh National Opera, Officer and Armand (cover)Thérèse, Tenor Soloist on the Spring 2023 Opera Highlights Tour and Nemorino (cover) L'elisir d'amore with Scottish Opera, Don Ottavio Don Giovanni (cover) with the Glyndebourne Tour, Barigoule Cendrillon with Buxton International Festival, Don Ottavio Don Giovanni with Clonter Opera, Novice Billy Budd with the St. Endellion Festival, Lechmere Owen Wingrave with British Youth Opera, Major (cover) Patience with English Touring Opera, Ostrogotho La Fiera di Venezia with Bampton Classical Opera, Kekikako Bataclan with West Green House, Adam A+E at the Grimeborn Festival, Christoph Kommilitonen! with Welsh National Youth Opera and chorus with Glyndebourne and Wexford Festival Opera. Roles at RWCMD included Fenton Falstaff, Albert Albert Herring and Schoolmaster The Cunning Little Vixen.
Concert engagements have included Mendelssohn Elijah at Cadogan Hall with the City of London Sinfonia, an opera highlights concert with the WNO Orchestra conducted by Carlo Rizzi at BBC Hoddinott Hall, Mozart Mass in C Minor at Wells Cathedral, Verdi Requiem at St. Paul's Covent Garden, Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music, broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, and Purcell The Fairy Queen, conducted by Nicholas McGegan, both with the CBSO at Birmingham Symphony Hall. Before the pandemic he was due to perform Britten Les Illuminations with the Moscow Conservatory Symphony Orchestra in the Great Hall of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
Andrew began singing at Monmouth School with David Lawson and Ian Dollins. After accepting a place at the University of Exeter to study English, he joined Exeter Cathedral Choir as a choral scholar, where he spent three years until graduating with upper second-class honours in 2012. Originally performing as a baritone, he made the transition to tenor after enrolling at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where he gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance (Merit) in 2014. He is a former lay clerk at Llandaff Cathedral.
Andrew is represented by Patrick Allen at Connaught Artists.