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 Brooklyn-born 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. In the 2011-2012 season he was heard as 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, and as baritone soloist in Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem with the Flint Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Enrique Diemeck. Mr. Cummings began 2013 to rave reviews when he made his role debut as Verdi's Macbeth with Opera in the Heights, followed by his South American debut in the role of Kurwenal in Wagner's Tristan und Isolde with the Bogotá Philharmonic Orchestra in Colombia. Upcoming performances in the fall of 2013 include his debut with Atlanta Opera as Scarpia in Tosca for their student matinees and Sciarrone and the cover Scarpia for mainstage performances.
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 he will return in October 2013 to perform excepts as Scarpia from Tosca. Other performances by Mr. Cummings include 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, Germont in La Traviata, Renato in Un ballo in maschera and Amonasro in Aida with New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, Scarpia in Tosca with Taconic 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, including 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 and studies with Arthur Levy.
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