Studied with Arnold Matters, Donald Munro, Alexander Young, Erich Vietheer and Professor Lorenzo Malfatti. Anthony began studies at the Adelaide Conservatorium. Donald Munro and Nancy Thomas, the great English contralto, insisted that that he take a course at the London Opera Centre. After completion of a year, contracts came from the Arts Council backed, Opera for All and English Opera Group. At this time he entered for the Hertogenbosch Vocal competition which resulted in an agent offering several oratorio concerts in Holland. Taking an accepted route to Glyndebourne Festival and Touring Opera Anthony sang the roles of Lensky, Tamino, Belmonte, Don Ottavio, Gabriele Adorno, Florestan and Vitek over a period of years, during which time he was awarded the John Christie Prize. A time with Krefeld Stadtteater as principal tenor was followed by a three year contract with English National Opera taking on roles of Alfredo in La Traviata and Die Fledermaus, Ferrando, Tamino, Don Ottavio, Camille, Werther and Idamante. Guest performances in Prague were followed by a contract in South Africa for PACT.
An opportunity came to return for an Australian Broadcasting tour of recitals, orchestral concerts and a South Australian Opera production of La Traviata.There followed many successful years as a guest with the Victoria State Opera and The State Opera of South Australia performing principal tenor roles in La Traviata, Idomeneo, Macbeth, Samson et Dalila, Fly (First performance of Barry Conyngham’s opera), Don Giovanni, Fidelio and Tannhäuser. He has also sung with Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera, Opera North, Kent Opera, Royal Opera (Peter Grimes, Die Zauberfloete and Die Frau Ohne Schatten), Freiburg, Graz, Theatre Angers, Madrid Real (Phillip Glass’s opera Corvo Branco), Hamburg,Barcelona and Nederlands Opera
Anthony was a senior visiting lecturer at the Royal Northern College of Music for nine years before leaving to maintain a successful private studio, visiting Hamburg and other venues to teach, give masterclasses and sit on international competition panels.
Conductors with whom he has performed include: Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Bernhard Haitink, Sir John Pritchard, Edward Downes, Antol Dorati, Andrew Davis, Sir Colin Davis, Roger Norrington, Alexander Gibson, Herbert Kegel, Donald Runnicles, Voldemar Nelsson, Richard Hickox, John Hopkins, Myer Fredman, Patrick Thomas, David Lloyd Jones, Richard Armstrong, Ingo Metzmacher, Richard Divall, Roderick Brydon Pinchas Steinberg.Norman del Mar,Libor Pesek and John Bell.
Orchestras Anthony has sung with include: London Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, English Chamber Orchestra, Academy of St.Martins-in-the-Fields, Royal Philharmonic, BBC Scottish, BBC Welsh, Ulster Orch, Dresden Phil., Orchestra Radio France, Nederlands Radio, Nederlands Chamber Orch.,RAII Turin, RAII Rome, Jerusalem Symphony, Hong Kong Phil.,Taiwan Symphony, Radio Orchestra Johannisberg, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras, BBC Concert Orchestra and RLPO.
With Geoffrey Parsons he shared recitals at Wigmore Hall and for the BBC in songs by Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Wolf,Jensen, Marx, Goldmark ,Listz, Respighi, Strauss, Britten, Bax, Ireland, Grainger, Quilter, Wolf-Ferrari, Williamson.
Recordings : Britten,War Requiem [Dresden Phil.,Theo Adam] Handel,Scipio (Handel Opera Soc.) Auber,Le Cheval de Bronze (Radio France) Saint Saens Requiem (London Phil,Simon) Ethel Smythe,The Wreckers, Conyngham, Fly (Hopkins) Marc Charpentier, Judith (Parrott)
Radio Recordings for the BBC and in Europe: Rimsky Korsakov (Invisible City of Kitezh and Christmas Eve) Penderecki [Te Deum], Rachmaninov (The Bells) Renaud[Sacchini] Verdi (Jerusalem), Handel (Belshazzar), Gluck (Iphigenie en Tauride) Delius (Late Lark) Vaughan Williams (On Wenlock Edge) Schöenberg (Von Heute auf Morgen), Bach [Weinachts Oratorium], Marschner [Hans Heiling], Brands-Buys ( Schneider von Schoenau) ,Mahler (Das Lied von der Erde),several operetta and light music evenings with the BBC Concert Orchestra.
Videos : Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Idomeneo, Makropoulos Case (Glyndebourne), Evening for Armenia (ROH)