Andrew Harris is a vocal soloist heard on the Digital Short The West is a Land of Infinite Beginnings (2021).
Andrew Harris’s fine basso-profundo qualities continue to impress audiences in both Europe and America. Approaching his seventh season with Deutsche Oper Berlin, he continues to add both standard and contemporary roles throughout the bass repertoire.
Recent and upcoming assignments have included Fafner (Das Rheingold), Roger Mortimer (Edward II), Titurel (Parsifal), Don Basillio, (The Barber of Seville), Tom (Un Ballo in Maschera), Masetto (Don Giovanni), Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte), Marcel (Les Huguenots) and Diégo (Vasco da Gama). He returned to Opera North to sing Osmin (The Abduction from the Seraglio) and made his Bayerische Staatsoper debut as Plutone in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo during their summer festival. Mr. Harris made his Den Norske Opera debut in the duel roles of Tempo and Nettuno in Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, a role he reprises with the Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik. In the spring of 2018 Andrew Harris was the Sodbuster in Missy Mazzoli's world-première of Proving Up with Opera Omaha along with a reprise in New York City in the fall of 2018 and made his Santa Fe Opera debut as Edward Teller in Doctor Atomic that season. Other roles with Deutsche Oper Berlin have included, Fasolt (Das Rheingold), Steffano Colonna (Rienzi), Timur (Turandot), Doktor (Wozzeck) and the Cook in Prokoviev's The Love of Three Oranges. He was Fafner this past autumn with the Moscow Philharmonic and reprises that role with the London Philharmonic next season under the baton of Valdimir Jurowski.
In past seasons he reprised the role of Basilio in The Barber of Seville with Opera Theater of the Rockies and returned to Central City Opera to sing the role of Simone in Gianni Schicchi; and added the roles of Angelotti in Tosca and the Commendatore in Don Giovanni with Lyric Opera Kansas City. Engaged for a second season, Mr. Harris covered the roles of Grampa George and Mr. Beauregard with the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis production of The Golden Ticket a.k.a. "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and returned to Opera North for his role debut with the company as Colline in La Bohème.
Mr. Harris completed the Young Artist Program with Chicago Opera Theater and Artist Diploma at Roosevelt University where he was mentored by bass, Samuel Ramey. He participated as a semi-finalist in the Neue Stimmen competition in Germany and won first-prize in a major grant from the Union League of Chicago. He apprenticed with the Santa Fe Opera and worked at the Deutsche Oper Berlin as a recipient of the Opera Foundation Inc. Scholarship performing supporting roles throughout his two-year contract.
Mr. Harris won the Central Regional Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions advancing him to the National Semi-Finals on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera. He he impressed audiences at Opera North in a triumphant portrayal of Don Basilio in The Barber of Seville earlier that year he was invited to the Gerdine Young Artist program at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis where he sang the role of the 5th Jew in Salome and covered the role of Pasha in The Ghosts of Versailles.