Ex-tenor will go to jail

Ex-tenor will go to jail


norman lebrecht

April 14, 2019

Andrew Amdur, found guilty of fleecing a grieving widow, has been told by a judge that he faces ‘an appreciable prison sentence’.

Amdur’s dormant Twitter account stated that Carlo Bergonzi ‘proclaimed that Andrew has the finest tenor voice in the world.’



  • Martain Smith says:

    Whoever heard of him? … and it might seem from the quote on his Twitter account that he’s a swindler on more than one level!

  • Manuel Drezner says:

    Ex-tenors don’t exist.Even in jail he will always be – good or bad – a tenor

  • Producers says:

    Perhaps the world’s greatest tenor can put on a show from the inside and give us a rendition of “Prisoners of Love.”

  • Joe Pearce says:

    Perhaps he will turn producer in jail and offer the first

  • AndrewB says:

    What an awful story – let’s hope this vulnerable lady gets at least some of her money back as justice is done .
    We read that Amdur has a family – so let’s hope he uses his prison sentence wisely to prepare a better future for their sake.

    • Karl says:

      The problem with incarcerating putting people who commit fraud is that it makes it harder for them to pay restitution. You can’t earn money in prison.

  • dorset richard says:

    is that the Carlo Bergonzi, the owner of a pizzeria in Harlow

  • Rog says:

    Says it all about the Mail that it describes him as a ‘top opera singer.’

  • ThrownOutOfTheKremlinForSinging says:

    The role he should sing when he gets out is obvious: Mime (“Mimmy”) in SIEGFRIED. The ultimate con-man, whose con only failed because his mark acquired magical mind-reading powers at the last minute.

    (“Glauben sollst du, was ich dir sage: ich bin dir Vater und Mutter zugleich!”)