Abendlich Strahlt der Sonne Auge - Wagner's Das Rheingold
O Tu Palermo - Verdi's I vespri siciliani
Acclaimed for his “very beautiful, well-produced voice” and “potential in the dramatic repertoire”, bass-baritone Andrew Richardson has performed wide-ranging repertoire with regional companies in America. His performance skills were honed as a Young Artist with the Sarasota Opera and the Palm Beach Opera.
Mr. Richardson’s roles include Scarpia in Tosca, Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro, Zuniga in Carmen, Bethune and Procida in I Vespri Siciliani, Peter in Hansel and Gretel, George Benton in Dead Man Walking and the Baron, Don Issachar and Cacambo in Candide. In addition to his performances with Sarasota and Palm Beach, he has been heard at Opera at Florham and the Cardona Opera. The artist had multiple engagements in the 2022-23 season: Lautsprecher in Viktor Ullman’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis with the New York Chamber Society, Daland/Dutchman excerpts with the Wagner Society of New York, Loudspeaker in On Site Opera’s production of Songs of Resistance: The Music of Terezin, appearances with St. Petersburg Opera, and sings the role of Thomas Boucher in American One Acts with Little Opera Theatre of New York. In 2024 he joins the Tulsa Symphony for Mozart’s Requiem.
Mr. Richardson is the recipient of an Encouragement Award from the Wagner Society of New York and has been a finalist in the Vincero World Singing Competition and the International Lyric Competition Città di Brescia. He holds Doctor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Indiana University.