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Born and raised on the east coast of Fife, Niall Anderson went on to study at the University of Aberdeen, the Royal Academy of Music and then became a member of the Académie of the Opéra de Paris where his roles included Neptune (The Tempest), Collatinus (The Rape of Lucretia) and Mourner's Bass (A Quiet Place). Other roles include Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas), Escamillo (La Tragédie de Carmen), Somnus (Semele), Bertrand (Iolanta), Harašta (The Cunning Little Vixen), Sprecher (Die Zauberflöte), Le Philosophe (Chérubin), Frank Maurant (Street Scene), Sacristan (Tosca), and Barone di Kelbar (Un Giorno di Regno). He has worked with conductors such as Carlo Rizzi, Kent Nagano, Eduardo Strausser, Antonello Manacorda, Laurence Cummings and Leonardo Garcia Alarcón.

 

Niall feels at home in a wide range of repertoire and styles. His oratorio repertoire includes Christus in Bach's St Johannes Passion and St Mathew Passion, the Requiems of Mozart, Fauré and Brahms, A Sea Symphony by Vaughan Williams, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle and Mendelssohn's Elijah. A keen performer of new music, Niall has premiered works by Thomas Lavoy and sang the Baritone Solo in the Welsh premier of Paul Mealor’s Symphony No.1, Passiontide. His concert performances have taken him worldwide singing with the Cairo Celebration Choir in a performance of Elgar's The Light of Life. Niall also feels at home in song repertoire and has given recitals in the UK and across Europe.

 

At the Royal Academy of Music, Niall studied with Glenville Hargreaves and Jonathan Papp. He was a soloist in the RAM/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series and performed with the Song Circle on numerous occasions. In 2019 Niall was a finalist in the Richard Lewis/Jean Shanks competition and was the winner of the Pavarotti Prize in the same year. His studies at the Royal Academy were supported by the Josephine Baker Trust, The Robertson Trust, The Caird Trust, The Cross Trust, The Kathleen Trust, and The Fordyce Award.

In masterclass and coachings Niall has worked with many distinguished artists such as Sir Simon Keenlyside, Brindley Sherrat, Christopher Purves, Malcolm Martineau, Anne Sofie von Otter and Sondra Radvanovsky.

Niall is also an avid music educator and voice teacher. He has held positions at Universities such as King's College London, and currently is a Professor of Singing at the Plymouth University in Devon. 

Niall is represented internationally by Steven Swales Management.

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