Andrew Haji, tenor, is a recent graduate of the Voice Performance program at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree at the University of Toronto Opera School, studying with Darryl Edwards.
Andrew recently appeared as Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Earlier in 2012 he appeared as Rob Ford in Rob Ford, the Opera and as Ferrando in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, and in 2011 he performed the roles of Lacouf/Reporter from Paris in Poulenc’s Les mamelles de Tirésias.
In November 2012, Andrew was selected as the second prize winner of the Canadian Opera Company’s second annual Ensemble Studio Competition. He will be joining the COC Ensemble Studio for the 2013–2014 season starting in August 2013.
During his undergraduate career, Andrew performed in three operas with the University of Toronto Opera Division. In 2009, Andrew appeared as Cecco in Haydn’s Il mondo della luna. In 2010, he appeared as Vanderdendur/Ragotski in Bernstein’s Candide. In 2011, he performed the role of Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni.
In the summer of 2012, Andrew attended the Accademia Europea dell’Opera, performing the role of Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. In the summer of 2011, Andrew performed the role of Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy in Sulmona, Italy. Andrew had previously attended COSI in 2010, performing the role of Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore.
Andrew’s oratorio engagements include annual performances of Handel’s Messiah, as well as performances of Haydn’s The Creation, Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle, and Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor and Coronation Mass.