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Andrew Harris’s fine basso-profundo qualities continue to impress audiences in both Europe and America. Approaching his ninth-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, (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Tom (Un ballo in maschera), Masetto (Don Giovanni), Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte), Marcel (Les Huguenots) and Diégo (Vasco da Gama). He returned to Opera North (USA) to sing Osmin (Die Entfürhrung aus dem Serail) and made his Bayerische Staatsoper debut as Plutone in Monetverdi'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 partria, 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/Hunding (Das Rheingold/Die Walküre), Steffano Colonna (Rienzi), Timur (Turandot), Doktor (Wozzeck) and, The Cook in Prokoviev's The Love of Three Oranges. He was Fafner with the Moscow Philharmonic and was to reprises that role with the London Philharmonic before COVID under the baton of Valdimir Jurowski. He recently made his La Scala debut as the fifth-Jew (Salome), Riccardo Chilly conducting. He reprises his role in Proving Up with Lyric Opera of Chicago's Unlimited series in 2022.

In past seasons he reprised the role of Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia 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 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 (USA) 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 (USA)in a triumphant portrayal of Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia 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.

Previous roles include; Achilla (Giulio Cesare), Alcindoro/Benoit (La bohème), Ralph Waldo Emerson in the world premiere of John Brown, Marchese d’Obigny (La traviata)—all with Lyric Opera Kansas City; The Bartender (The Saint of Bleeker Street) and Dr. Grenvil (La traviata) with Central City. Other roles in his repertoire include Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte), Micha in (The Bartered Bride); Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro) and Le Fauteuil/Un Arbre (L’enfant et les Sortilèges).


Proving Up - Opera Omaha/Miller Theater

"Andrew Harris, a young Berlin-based singer with a striking black-toned bass, provided the stuff of nightmares with his turn as a supernatural apparition known as the Sodbuster." — Alex Ross, The New Yorker

"The Sod­buster, sung with riv­et­ing au­thor­ity by An­drew Har­ris, oc­ca­sionally segues from his low­est bass reg­is­ter into falsetto and back again; his ap­pear­ance is ac­com­pa­nied by creepy har­mon­ica lines, played by the dead daugh­ters as well as in­stru­mental­ists." 

— Heidi Waleson, The Wall Street Journal

L'Orfeo -- Bayerische Staatsopera

" Amongst the other singers, foremost mention goes to Andrew Harris as the Lord of the Underworld. With his metallic, droning bass and his awkward gestures, he gave us a terrifying, abhorrent Pluto." 

— Benedikt Zacher, backtrackr











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