Andrew McTaggart (Baritone)

Andrew McTaggart Tenor

Andrew McTaggart graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where he attended the Alexander Gibson Opera School where awards included the Governor’s Recital Prize. His Edinburgh International Festival debut was singing Vaughan Williams’s Five Mystical Songs in the Usher Hall in 2019. Other notable concert engagements include Messiah at the Royal Festival Hall, Mozart’s Requiem at the Royal Albert Hall and Belshazzzar’s Feast with the National Youth Choir of Scotland and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

His operatic roles have included the title roles in Le Nozze di Figaro, Falstaff and Gianni Schicchi (Opera Bohemia), Bottom A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Samuel The Pirates of Penzance, Garibaldo Rodelinda, Yamadori Madama Butterfly, (all Scottish Opera), Lakai Ariadne auf Naxos (Opera de Lorraine) and Gasparo Rita (West Green Opera). Andrew sang the role of Noye in Noye’s Fludde and was baritone soloist in the premiere of An Cadal Throm with the Lammermuir Festival whilst working with the community groups to create the performance. Returning to Opera de Lorraine in 2019, Andrew gave a recital in the Musikfestspiele Saar, as well as singing Josef in Bernard Herman’s Wuthering Heights.

Andrew’s love for education sees him appear regularly with Scottish Opera, recently performing with their Young Company in the premiere of The Cabinet of Dr Calagari and the annual A Little Bit of… tours, as well as developing and delivering workshops for the Education Department. He is currently the Musical Director of Ayr Choral Union, Greenock Philharmonic Choir and Director of the NYCOS Renfrewshire Choir, and is a workshop leader for The Sixteen.

Andrew has recently returned to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland as a lecturer in voice in the Vocal Faculty. This summer, he will tour Scotland with Scottish Opera’s A little Bit of… tour performing Eugene Onegin and Die Fledermaus. His debut album with Tim Dean, called A Landscape of Song, which celebrated the music of Ireland, Finzi, Howells and Gurney can be purchased at