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Andrew Shore, (born 30 September 1952) is an English operatic baritone.
Shore was born in Oldham, Lancashire. He studied at the University of Bristol, the Royal Northern College of Music and the London Opera Centre. In 1976 he married Fiona Macdonald; they have three daughters.
Shore sang with Opera For All from 1977 to 1979. In 1979 he joined Kent Opera, for whom over the next six years he played buffo roles such as Antonio the gardener in The Marriage of Figaro and Dr Bartolo in The Barber of Seville. For Opera North he has sung a wide range of roles, from comic (Don Pasquale, Don Jerome in the first British production of Roberto Gerhard's The Duenna, Falstaff and Gianni Schicchi) to serious (Mr Flint in Billy Budd, and the title roles in King Priam and Wozzeck).
Having performed over 35 roles for English National Opera, Shore describes it as 'the closest thing to feeling like a home company for me.'
Roles have included Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte, Dulcamara in The Elixir of Love, Verdi's Falstaff and a role with which he is particularly associated, Dr Bartolo in The Barber of Seville. In modern works he has played Doeg in the British premiere of Philip Glass' The Making of the Representative for Planet 8. He has sung George Wilson in John Harbison's The Great Gatsby, Jacob Lenz in the opera of the same name by Wolfgang Rihm and Mr Punch in Punch and Judy by Harrison Birtwistle. In 2013 he played the seven baritone roles in Benjamin Britten's Death in Venice (also at the Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam) and in 2016, he sang Beckmesser in The Mastersingers of Nuremberg, a production which won 'Best New Opera Production' at the 2015 Laurence Olivier Awards.