Biography

Tenor, Andrew Derynck hails from the small farming community of Jeanettes Creek, Ontario. He was a member of the Calgary Opera Emerging Artist program for the 2018/19 season, after completing both his Opera diploma and Bachelor of Music at Wilfrid Laurier University, under the tutelage of Soprano, Leslie Fagan. On the stage, Andrew has most recently performed as Rodolfo in Brott Opera's production of La Boheme. He premiered the role of The Father in  Veronika Krauses’ Ghost Opera with Calgary opera and the Old Trout Puppet Workshop. Other highlights include Borsa in Rigoletto (Calgary Opera), King Kaspar in Amahl and the Night Visitors (Calgary Opera), Hoffmann in Les contes d’Hoffmann (Opera Laurier), and Mayor Upfold in Albert Herring (Halifax Summer Opera Festival). Andrew was a district winner for Western Canada  for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2021, in 2018 he a received an  encouragement award from the Buffalo/Toronto District. He has participated in Opera on the Avalon, Halifax Summer Opera Festival, Longreach Opera Workshop, Haliburton Highland Opera Studio, the intensive studies for voice performance at Wilfrid Laurier University and the workshop at the Festival Internacional de Música Clásica de Ribadeo, in Spain.