Andrew Greenan was brought up in an Anglo-French household; until the age of three, French was the only language he spoke. He is also one quarter Russian and fluent in German.

He was a Choral Scholar at St John's College Cambridge, where he also read Modern Languages, then went on to study at the Royal Northern College of Music with John Cameron.

A formative period as a Company Principal at English National Opera led to an international career which has taken him to the world's leading opera houses, including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Paris, Vienna, Brussels, Prague, San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Seattle, Beijing, Geneva, Hamburg, Bordeaux, Auckland, San Diego, Nancy and the Metropolitan Opera New York. Among his unusually broad repertoire he is particularly noted both for the dramatic Wagner roles and the operas of Benjamin Britten, collaborating with, among many others, Sir Gerog Solti, Bernard Haitink KBE, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Antonio Pappano, Sir Mark Elder, Sir Donald Runnicles, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Semyon Bychkov and Andris Nelsons.

He delights in working alongside his younger colleagues as coach, mentor and guide, in tandem with his ongoing operatic commitments.

Andrew's many interests include his vast CD collection, real ale, politics and cats