Andrew Garland – Baritone
American baritone Andrew Garland has been saluted by The New York Times as having a “distinctly American presence” with a “big voice” who is “an able and comfortable performer, and a sincere one,” and by Opera News as having “coloratura [which] bordered on the phenomenal as he dashed through the music’s intricacies with his warm baritone, offering plenty of elegance and glamour in his smooth acting.”
Mr. Garland will be heard during the 2011 – 12 season as Mercutio in Romeo et Juliette with both Lyric Opera of San Antonio and Annapolis Opera, and in concert with the New York Festival of Song as well as with Boston Baroque for Handel’s Messiah. Future seasons include performances with the Seattle Opera, among others.
Opera engagements during recent seasons include the Atlanta Opera as Schaunard in La Bohème, Arizona Opera as Ping in Turandot, and Boston Lyric Opera as Starveling in a new production of A Midsummer Nights Dream. He sang the title role in Don Giovanni with Opera New Jersey, Dancairo in Carmen with Boston Lyric Opera, and Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Knoxville Opera. In addition, he recently portrayed Hermann in Les contes d’Hoffmann and The Gamekeeper in Rusalka both with Boston Lyric Opera, as well as Dandini in La Cenerentola with the Fort Worth Opera and Opera Company of North Carolina, where he displayed “an attractive baritone and an adroit sense of timing.” (The News and Observer).