Kind words from the media.

​“We have come to expect scintillating cameos from Andrew Glover on the opera stage. Suave and droll as the auctioneer Sellem, backed by the outraged cries of chorusing citizens, he made one wonder whether Stravinsky, like Kurt Weill, had a soft spot for the satires of Gilbert and Sullivan.”
NZ Herald
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​”Several individual performances come over very well, notably those of Andrew Glover and Quirijn De Lang, who make every word tell as two upper-class officers.”
The Guardian
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“The tenor Andrew Glover was mightily impressive, as Aurelio’s friend, Giovanni.”
The Telegraph
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“Best of all was Andrew Glover who made of the simple-minded, stammering Vašek a decent, affecting character.”
Capital Times
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“Quirijn de Lang (Demetrius), Sky Ingram (Helena), Andrew Glover (Lysander) and Kathryn Rudge (Hermia) manage to quash the usual criticism that the music for the lovers is below the standard of the rest of the score.”
The Guardian
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“Andrew Glover is an imposing Lysander with a high, pure tenor.”
Opera Britannia
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“Andrew Glover … with arias so beautifully phrased … genuinely touches.”
NZ Herald
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“Andrew Glover’s likeable Tito…touched the heart in a way that opera seria does not always achieve.”                                                                                               
NZ Herald
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“…with Andrew Glover and Quirijn de Lang suitably foppish as Lysander and Demetrius”
The Arts Desk
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“Best of all was Andrew Glover.”
Theatreview
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“Andrew Glover is brilliant…”
Capital Times
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“Andrew Glover is impressive…”
Theatreview
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“Andrew Glover… was very touching.”
Bachtrack
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“Andrew Glover immediately grabs the audience’s sympathy from his first entrance with his yearning naivety, appealingly gawky presence and sweet singing. Glover’s other life as a professional actor …shows in his superb physical comedy – merely a quiver of his knee has the audience collapsing with laughter. He drew more genuine laughs than anyone else and the biggest cheer during the bows.”
Theatreview
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“Andrew Glover is a vocal stand out. Glover’s incorporation of the stammer and stutter in his singing is highly commendable and convincing. He also endears himself to the audience with his great acting and ‘moonwalking’ skills that even surprised the cast when taking his bow.”
Theatrescenes
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“His combination of pleasing vocal, engaging acting and comic vitality fills the venue and momentarily steals the show.”
Theatreland
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“He sings the words as if they really mean something and comes across strongly as the ardent young lover”                                                                               
The West Australian
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“Not a cardboard cut out but a real human being, albeit of the repellent kind”                                                  
Opera Opera
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“A memorable portrayal, he gave him a magnetic wild-eyed intensity, his singing was a cut above”                                                                                                        
Opera Opera
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“Andrew Glover was the epitome of confidence.”                                                
 NZ Herald
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“Andrew Glover put in a rather striking appearance as the foppish Monsier Triquet  he sang very well indeed.”                                                                           
Prima la musica
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“Andrew Glover’s beautifully relaxed and strong tenor voice and fine character skills make his Monsieur Triquet an amusing diversion in the first party scene.”                                                       
Theatreview
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Radio review
http://www.radionz.co.nz/concert/programmes/upbeat/audio/2533497/nz-opera-review
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“Vašek is the shy younger son of the rich man to whom Mařenka is betrothed by Kecal’s contract. With its stuttering arias and foolish behaviour, this role could be overplayed as a clown. Instead, Taupo-born tenor Andrew Glover immediately grabs the audience’s sympathy from his first entrance with his yearning naivety, appealingly gawky presence and sweet singing. Glover’s other life as a professional actor and trained mime shows in his superb physical comedy – merely a quiver of his knee has the audience collapsing with laughter. He drew more genuine laughs than anyone else and the biggest cheer during the bows.”
Theatreview
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“Andrew Glover is brilliant as the awkward stuttering Vašek, with a great voice and fluid movement that makes his bumbling character highly believable.”
Theatreview
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“I also really enjoyed the performance from Andrew Glover as the stuttering and innocent Vašek. He was an endearing character who was sweet and funny to watch. I can also imagine that Vašek stuttery song must be a hard one to perform, but he makes it as honest and heartfelt as I imagine it is intended.”
Keeping up with NZ
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“Andrew Glover is impressive too as the bumbling Vasek, not overplaying his stutter and winning some sympathy in this very unsympathetic part.”
The Opera Critic
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“Andrew Glover has the trickiest task, playing Vasek, so often cast as the village idiot. Tall and lanky, the tenor clowns and even dons a bear suit, with arias so beautifully phrased the character’s stuttering genuinely touches.”
NZ Herald
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“More sympathetic was Vašek, plaintively sung and acted by Andrew Glover. He played the naïve youngster to the tee, never overdone. His bashful yet excited behaviour as he fell in love with Esmeralda and agreed to elope was very touching.”
Bachtrack
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“Andrew Glower performs Vašek perfectly as he oscillates between his stuttering insecure self, a wonderment that another could actually love him, and his discovery that the circus and Esmeralda could be his escape.”
Livenews
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“Micha (Richard Green) and Háta’s (Helen Medlyn) buffoon son Vasek, played by Andrew Glover is a vocal stand out. Glover’s incorporation of the stammer and stutter in his singing is highly commendable and convincing. He also endears himself to the audience with his great acting and ‘moonwalking’ skills that even surprised the cast when taking his bow.
…Whatever the case, the stuttering buffoon seemed to go down a treat with the crowd.”
Theatrescenes
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“There were similar strengths to be heard with Andrew Glover’s likeable Tito. The anguish of signing his friend’s death warrant touched the heart in a way that opera seria does not always achieve”
NZ Herald
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“Andrew Glover shines as Monsieur Triquet. His combination of pleasing vocal, engaging acting and comic vitality fills the venue and momentarily steals the show.”
Theatreland
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“He sings the words as if they really mean something and comes across strongly as the ardent young lover.”
The West Australian
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“Not a cardboard cut out but a real human being, albeit of the repellent kind.”
Opera Opera
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“A memorable portrayal, he gave him a magnetic wild-eyed intensity, his singing was a cut above.”
Opera Opera
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“Andrew Glover was the epitome of confidence.”
NZ Herald
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“Andrew Glover put in a rather striking appearance as the foppish Monsier Triquet  he sang very well indeed”
Prima la musica
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“Andrew Glover’s beautifully relaxed and strong tenor voice and fine character skills make his Monsieur Triquet an amusing diversion in the first party scene.”
Theatreview
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“Monsieur Triquet, played with goofy charm by Andrew Glover.”
Lumière Reader
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