WINNER of BBC Music Magazine Awards 2013 OPERA CD


Foster-Williams is impressively implacable in his single aria

International Record Review

Andrew Foster-Williams is incisive without bluster in Charon's balefully cheerful 'Ye fleeting shades'

Gramophone Magazine

PURCELL “The Fairy Queen” DVD


Glyndebourne Festival’s lavish production of The Fairy Queen, directed by Jonathan Kent and conducted by William Christie, and in which Andrew starred, has now been released on DVD.

No praise is too high for bass-baritone Andrew Foster-Williams

Michael Church - The Independent

Andrew Foster-Williams sings with gusto and appears comfortable as an extraordinary variety of characters

David Vickers - Gramophone

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WINNER Association of German Record Critics’ Award as “A Recording of Exceptional Artistry”

NOMINATED 2012 International Classical Music Awards


Le Concert Spirituel

Hervé Niquet, Conductor

Andrew Foster-Williams on hugely impressive form

Max Loppert - Opera

The music is irresistible in a performance as charismatic as this – so vivid that one can see, in the mind’s eye, all the fun and frolics on stage. Niquet and his ensemble display the sort of effortless stylishness that makes this music as fresh as the day it was composed * * * * *

Andrew Clark - The Financial Times

Haydn DIE JAHRESZEITEN (The Seasons)

London Symphony Orchestra

Sir Colin Davis, Conductor

Andrew Foster-Williams’ vivid bass-baritone, a model of vocal security and textual definition

George Hall - BBC Music Magazine

Andrew Foster-Williams, a fine classical stylist, is breezily extrovert in the ploughman’s song and the bird-shoot, and brings a grave intensity of line to his momento mori in Winter.

Richard Wigmore - Gramophone


Stravinsky PULCINELLA, L'Oiseau de feu, Le Sacre du printemps

Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo

Yakov Kreizberg, Conductor

Andrew Foster-Williams, Kenneth Tarver and Renata Pokupić

A worthy memorial to a fine artist

John Warrack - Gramophone

Antoine Dauvergne - Hercule Mourant

(Hercules Dying)

Andrew Foster-Williams as Hercules

Véronique Gens as Déjanire

Les Talens Lyriques

Christophe Rousset, conductor

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Top honours, though, go to bass-baritone Andrew Foster-Williams as Hercules himself

International Record Review

Hercule shows heroic resolve, a frame of mind that Andrew Foster-Williams’ rich bass- baritone and commanding bearing impressively convey

George Loomis, Opera

Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem

Orchestre des Champs-Élysées

Philippe Herreweghe, conductor

The soloists are excellent. Andrew Foster-Williams is solemn and authoritative in 'Herr, lehre doch mich'”

Richard Lawrence - Gramophone

Beethoven - Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II & Symphony No. 2

San Francisco Symphony

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Andrew Foster-Williams gives a vivid account, ranging over nearly two octaves, of Joseph crushing the head of the “monster called Fanaticism”

Richard Lawrence - Gramophone

Lully - Phaéton

Les Talens Lyriques

Christophe Rousset, conductor

Andrew Foster-Williams's burnished Epaphus, Sophie Bevan's plangent Libye and Ingrid Perruche's fretful Clymène stood out for the depth of their characterisations.

Anna Picard - The Independent

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Jonciéres - Dimitri

Brussels Philharmonic

Hervé Niquet, conductor

Nominated for 2014 Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik

Best of all is Andrew Foster-Williams as the dyed-in-the-wool Count Lusace, singing with compelling tone and snarling without ever overstepping the bounds of taste

Clive Paget - Limelight Magazine

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Fauré - Requiem

Brussels Philharmonic

Hervé Niquet, conductor

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Spohr - Die letzten Dinge (Apocalypse)

Mozarteumorchester Salzburg

Ivor Bolton, conductor

The work receives a very strong performance, with the four soloists providing fine musical performances

Robert Hugill


“Show-stealing force”

Anne Midgette - The Washington Post

“No praise is too high for bass-baritone Andrew Foster-Williams”

Michael Church - The Independent 

“Bass-baritone Andrew Foster-Williams stands out among the vocal soloists for the eloquence of his singing”

Joshua Kosman - San Francisco Chronicle

“Dominating the entire evening was Andrew Foster-Williams”

Patrick O'Connor - Opera

“One of the handful of leading bass-baritones of his generation”

Joeseph A. Newsome 

Voix des Arts 

“Andrew Foster-Williams was outstanding in the title role. Vocally, he impressed with his resounding strength, unadorned clarity, shapely phrasing and excellent diction”

Murray Black - The Australian

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Rossini - Guillaume Tell

Andrew Foster-Williams - Guillaume Tell

Michael Spyres - Arnold

Antonino Fogliani, conductor

Foster-Williams marries an appropriately sympathetic theatrical portrayal with vocal production that is both focused and refined

Richard Osborne - Gramophone

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Dukas - Velléda

Brussels Philharmonic

Hervé Niquet, conductor