Come dal ciel precipita - Verdi's Macbeth
Hear Me, O Lord - Floyd's Susannah
Bass-Baritone Andrew Simpson hails from Dallas, Texas. He was a student of the great bass Samuel Ramey at Wichita State University. His performance credits include Angelotti in Tosca with both Wichita Grand and Virginia Operas, Betto in Gianni Schicchi with Chicago Opera Theater, the footman in Vanessa at the Santa Fe Opera, and Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia at Opera in the Rock. During his two years as a resident artist with Palm Beach Opera, he sang the Imperial Commissioner in Madama Butterfly, Count Ceprano in Rigoletto, the Jailer in Tosca, and Antonio in Le nozze di Figaro.
Additional roles include Colline in La Bohème in concert with the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, Zuniga in Carmen with Annapolis Opera and First Soldier in Salome with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. As an apprentice in 2016, Andrew covered Masetto in Don Giovanni, and Sid in La fanciulla del west at Santa Fe Opera. Other covers include The Bonze in Madama Butterfly, Sparafucile and Monterone in Rigoletto, The Pirate King in Pirates of Penzance, Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro with Palm Beach Opera, Amonasro in Aida with Virginia Opera, as well as Geronimo in Il matrimonio segreto and the title role in Don Giovanni with Sarasota Opera.
Canceled pandemic performances include The Commentator in Scalia/Ginsburg with Virginia Opera, Doctor Grenvil in La traviata, Elmiro in Rossini’s Otello, Senator Potter/General Arlie/Bartender in Fellow Travelers, and Mephistopheles in Faust with Florida Grand Opera.
In the 2021 season, Andrew sang Sam in Trouble in Tahiti with Florida Grand Opera as well as Count Ceprano, covering Sparafucile, in Rigoletto with Central City. The 2022 season included a return to Central City as Frank in Die Fledermaus.