Andrew Foster-Williams: Mozart, Handel, Bach and More
With all of our focus on Mozart lately, we thought that it was a good time to introduce Andrew Foster-Williams to our readers. The British singer portrayed Leporello with the Washington National Opera, the Speaker in Die Zauberflöte at Glyndebourne and performed the Mozart Requiem with the Philadelphia Orchestra. He has become particularly well-known for his performances of early music, including Handel's Messiah, Tamerlano, Rodelinda, Alcina and Rinaldo, as well as Purcell's King Arthur and The Fairy Queen. A recording of Flavio is scheduled for release next month.
For a great example of Foster-Williams' artistry you can download his stunning contribution to the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra's account of Beethoven's 9th Symphony played on period instruments at Magnatune.com.