Andrew Haji

Canadian tenor Andrew Haji is one of the most sought-after voices on both the operatic and concert stages across North America and Europe. Andrew’s upcoming season includes engagements with Orchestra of St. Luke’s (Bach’s Christmas Oratorio), Seattle Symphony Orchestra (Evangelist, St. John Passion), Kansas City Symphony (Haydn’s Mass in the Time of War), Calgary Symphony (Bruckner’s Te Deum) and Toronto Mendelssohn Choir (Verdi’s Requiem).

Recent highlights include performing with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony (Alfredo, La traviata), Les Violons du Roy (Bach Cantatas), Chorus Niagara (Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis), Orchestre Philharmonique et Cœur des Mélomanes (Rodolfo, La bohème), Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (Haydn’s Creation), the Victoria Symphony (Mozart’s Requiem), and returns to Calgary Opera (MacDuff, Macbeth), the National Arts Centre (Don Ottavio, Don Giovanni), and Orchestra of St. Luke’s (Bach’s Christmas Oratorio).

Other recent engagements include his debut at the Edinburgh International Festival as Jonathan in Handel’s Saul, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Milwaukee Symphony, and a program of Bach Cantatas with l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Boston’s prestigious Handel and Haydn Society.

Further appearances include Mozart’s Requiem for Orchestra St. Luke’s, Les Violons du Roy, and National Arts Centre; Handel’s Messiah with the Houston Symphony and the National Arts Centre; La bohème with Edmonton Opera, La traviata with Calgary Opera; Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Victoria Symphony and Bach’s B Minor Mass with the Elora Festival.

Andrew’s 20/21 season pivoted due to the COVID-19 pandemic and saw him star in various digital and streaming productions. This included Satyavan in Against the Grain Theatre’s acclaimed production of Holst’s Sāvitri. Haji also performed as the tenor soloist in the digital Mozart’s Requiem for the Canadian Opera Company and as Rinuccio in the company’s streamed production of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi. When live performances returned, he took to the stage for Opéra de Québec’s Barber of Seville, reprising the role of Count Almaviva.

Haji’s 19/20 season began with Alfredo in La traviata for Vancouver Opera, followed by Messiah for the Edmonton Symphony, Pollione in Norma for Calgary Opera, Rossini’s Stabat Mater with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony for the Victoria Symphony. Appearances during the 18/19 season included Rodolfo in La bohème and Cassio in Otello for the Canadian Opera Company (COC), Bach’s Mass in B minor for the Amadeus Choir and Alfredo in Die Fledermaus for Saskatoon Opera.

A native-born Ontarian, he has received awards from the Marilyn Horne Song Competition, the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble, and was the winner of the Grand Prix at the 50th International Vocal Competition in ‘s-Hertogenbosch and the Montreal International Music Competition’s Oratorio Prize.