Andrew Cummings, Baritone
 
Hailed for his performances in La traviata by The Brooklyn Eagle: "Giorgio Germont was in the skilled hands of Andrew Cummings, whose strong and warm baritone caressed the ear.  His singing of 'Di Provenza il mar' was sung with depth and bursts of vocal beauty that to this listener recalled the great baritone Robert Merrill." Andrew Cummings is a compelling artist consistently praised for his rich, flexible baritone and heart-wrenching expressiveness.  He made his Carnegie Hall debut in the title role of Rigoletto with the New York Opera Theatre in Weill Hall. 2013 was an exciting year for Mr. Cummings, who began to rave reviews when he made his role debut as Verdi's Macbeth with Opera in the Heights in Houston, followed by his South American debut in the role of Kurwenal in Wagner's Tristan und Isolde with the Bogotá Philharmonic Orchestra in Colombia. He then made his debut with Atlanta Opera as Scarpia in Tosca for their student matinees and Sciarrone and the cover Scarpia for mainstage performances.  In April of 2015, Andrew will return to Flint Michigan for a performance of Britten's War Requiem with the Flint Symphony Orchestra.
 
Mr. Cummings has been a guest artist for the Metropolitan Opera Guild's Masterly Singing Series, performing selections from Verdi's Macbeth and Falstaff and Puccini's Tosca. Other operatic performances by Mr. Cummings include Conte di Luna in Il trovatore for Opera in the Heights in Houston, Renato in Un ballo in maschera for Union Avenue Opera in St. Louis, the title role in Le nozze di Figaro with OperaDelaware, Ben in The Telephone for Natchez Opera, Mozart’s Figaro at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Amonasro in Aida with New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, Tonio in I Pagliacci with the Rockland Opera Society, Escamillo in La Tragédie de Carmen with Hubbard Hall Opera Theater, Zurga in Les Pêcheurs de Perles with The Opera Company of Middlebury in Vermont, Il Conte Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro with Dell'arte Opera Ensemble, and supporting roles for DiCapo Opera Theatre, Lake George Opera, and Metro Lyric Opera of New Jersey.
 
Acclaimed by The New York Times for his performance in Shaw Sings! with Encompass New Opera Theater at Symphony Space, Mr. Cummings is frequently called upon to perform contemporary music and new works. He was invited to join the Juilliard Opera in 2011 for the American premiere of Kommilitonen! by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, where he also was invited to be a cast member for the 2013 performances of Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen. He has also been heard in the world premieres of To One in Paradise by Benjamin C. S. Boyle at Merkin Concert Hall, Searching for Kristallnacht by Thomas Cabaniss at the JCC of Manhattan, Gary Papach’s The Last Leaf with the North Czech Philharmonic in the Czech Republic, and Michael Dellaira's The Secret Agent with The Center for Contemporary Opera at the Kaye Playhouse and at the Armel Opera Festival in Hungary.
 
On the concert and recital stage, Mr. Cummings has made frequent solo guest appearances, most recently in 2014 as a featured recitalist at the Festival Cultural Alfonso Ortiz Tirado in Alamos, Mexico. Orchestral solo performorances include Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem with the Flint Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Enrique Diemeck, Bach’s St. John’s Passion with Shepherd University in West Virginia, Orff's Carmina Burana with the University of Pennsylvania’s Choral Society, Mozart’s Requiem with the Camerata New York Orchestra, and Verdi’s Messa da Requiem with the University of Pennsylvania and Shepherd University.
 
Mr. Cummings received his music education from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. He resides in New York City with his son, and studies with Arthur Levy.

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