Originally from Fife, Niall Anderson is a member of Royal Academy Opera at the Royal Academy of Music, studying with Glenville Hargreaves and Jonathan Papp. Roles include Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas), Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Escamillo (La Tragédie de Carmen), Somnus (Semele), Bertrand (Iolanta) and Harašta (The Cunning Little Vixen). In August, Niall will join L'Académie de L'Opéra National de Paris.

 

Niall has performed globally most notably singing the role of Christus in Bach's St Johannes Passion in Würselen, Germany. A keen performer of new music, Niall sang the Baritone Solo in the Welsh premier of Paul Mealor’s Symphony No.1, Passiontide. Recent engagements include Haydn's Nelson Mass, Mozart's Requiem, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle, Mendelssohn's Elijah and the role of Sprecher in RAO's production of Die Zauberflöte.

 

Upon graduating from the University of Aberdeen in 2016, Niall was awarded the Carlaw Music Prize for his services to the music department and was also a finalist in the Ogston Music Prize in 2015 and 2016. In spring 2017, Niall was very highly commended in the Elena Gerhardt Lieder Prize at the Royal Academy of Music. Niall is also a member of the prestigious Royal Academy of Music Song Circle. Niall was the winner of the Royal Academy of Music Pavarotti Prize in 2019.

 

Niall is proudly supported by the Josephine Baker Trust, The Robertson Trust, The Caird Trust, The Cross Trust, The Kathleen Trust, and The Fordyce Award.