As a performer and educator Perth-born Andrew O’Connor is versed in a wide variety of styles and genres.
Praised for his ‘remarkable musicianship’ (Limelight) and ‘textured, ﬁne-wine bass baritone’ (ArtsHub), he appears regularly in solo and ensemble contexts with many of Australia’s ﬁnest music organisations.
Andrew is a Lay Clerk with St Mary’s Cathedral Choir, Sydney; was an Associate Artist with Paciﬁc Opera in 2019; and was the winner of the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Aria Competition 2020. From 2015 to 2019 he was a core member of The Song Company, and in 2021 became a founding member of AVÉ – the Australian Vocal Ensemble. In 2022, he made his international debut with The VOCES8 Foundation and in late 2023 will work alongside the American Bach Soloists in San Francisco.
Other 2023 engagements include the roles of Polimante and Erasto in Legrenzi’s Giustino and Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri for Pinchgut Opera; a range of festival, concert, education, and recording projects for AVÉ – Australian Vocal Ensemble; the role of Harapha in Handel’s Samson for Sydney Philharmonia Choirs at the Sydney Opera House; Songs of Rosa Mystica with The Song Company, and other projects with Bach Akademie Australia, Moorambilla Voices and more.