Australian bass-baritone 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 Cologne with James Conlon, including his participation in the award-winning recording of Zemlinsky’s Der Zwerg for EMI.
Andrew’s recent engagements include Don Pasquale (title role) for State Opera of South Australia; Nourabad (The Pearlfishers), Sir Roderic (Ruddigore), Colline (La bohème), Bonze (Madama Butterfly) and Dr Bartolo (The Barber of Seville) for Opera Queensland; Simone (Gianni Schicchi), Basilio and Bartolo (The Marriage of Figaro) for West Australian Opera; Bonze at Perth Festival; Pooh-Bah (The Mikado) and Don Magnifico (La Cenerentola) with New Zealand Opera; Henry Kissinger (Nixon in China) for Auckland Arts Festival; and Valens (Theodora) for Pinchgut Opera. On the concert platform, he has performed with the Queensland, Tasmanian and West Australian Symphony orchestras and the Sydney Philharmonia, in repertoire including St John Passion, Messiah and Haydn’s Harmoniemesse.
In 2018 Andrew returns to Opera Queensland to sing Pritschitsch (The Merry Widow), Sir Roderic (in the regional tour of Ruddigore) and Commendatore (Don Giovanni). He will also perform Beethoven’s Symphony no. 9 with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.