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Dick Deadeye in HMS Pinafore, Arizona Opera
October 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 2013
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Marquis in La traviata, Pacific Symphony
February 20, 22, 25, 2014
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Marquis in La traviata, Orlando Philharmonic
May 9, 11, 2014
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“Vecchia Zimarra”, Puccini’s La Boheme

“Vecchia Zimarra”, Puccini’s La Boheme

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Andrew Gray

Bass-Baritone

Australian-American bass baritone Andrew Gray has been known as a house favorite at Michigan Opera Theatre, where he has led several gripping performances in such roles as the King in Aida, Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, Nourabad in The Pearl Fishers, Masetto in Don Giovanni, Colline in La bohème, Pooh-Bah in The Mikado, Angelotti in Tosca, and Mr. Lindquist in A Little Night Music, all since his debut in Nabucco in 2009. Next up, Andrew  joins Arizona Opera for their production of HMS Pinafore as Dick Deadeye, as well as Opera Naples as Bartolo in Il Barbiere di Siviglia.

 

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…nailed those moments of self-admiration…
The Mikado - “The man who stuck out the most was Pooh-Bah (Andrew Gray), The Lord High Everything Else. He personified a cartoon character and was able to deliver as he sang. While Ko-Ko was running around the stage panicking about who to execute next, Pooh-Bah was standing and smirking, waiting to let everyone know how many positions he had attained and his opinion as each high ranking official. He nailed those moments of self-admiration..” – southend.wayne.edu
…gem-like aria…
La Boheme - “But what especially struck us was Andrew Gray’s moving performance as Colline, and the gem-like aria, Vecchia Zimarra, which he sings to the old coat pawned to help buy medicine for Mimi. Bravo.”The Examiner
Composer Opera Role
Bizet The Pearl Fishers Nourabad
Donizetti Don Pasquale Pasquale
Elisir d’Amore Dulcamara
Floyd Susannah Blitch
Gilbert & Sullivan The Mikado Pooh-Bah
Gounod Faust Mephistopheles
Mozart The Magic Flute Sarasto, Speaker, Papageno
Don Giovanni Masetto, Leporello
Cosi fan tutte Don Alfonso
Puccini Madama Butterfly Imperial Commissioner
La Boheme Colline
Gianni Schicchi Schicchi
Tosca Angelotti
Rossini L’Italiana in Algeri Haly
La Cenerentola Magnifico
Rossini Il barbiere di Siviglia Bartolo, Basilio
Sondheim A Little Night Music Mr. Lindquist
Verdi La Traviata Marquis, Baron Duphol
Aida King
Rigoletto Marullo
Nabucco Zaccaria, High Priest
Macbeth Banquo, Doctor
Simon Boccanegra Fiesco
Don Carlo Phillip II
Australian-American bass baritone Andrew Gray has been known as a house favorite at Michigan Opera Theatre, where he has led several gripping performances in such roles as the King in Aida, Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, Nourabad in The Pearl Fishers, Masetto in Don Giovanni, Colline in La bohème, Pooh-Bah in The Mikado, Angelotti in Tosca, and Mr. Lindquist in A Little Night Music, all since his debut in Nabucco in 2009. Next up, Andrew  joins Arizona Opera for their production of HMS Pinafore as Dick Deadeye, as well as Opera Naples as Bartolo in Il Barbiere di Siviglia.

Of his performance in The Mikado, The South End in Detroit writes, “The man who stuck out the most was Andrew Gray…He nailed those moments of self-admiration.”  And as Colline, The Examiner exclaims, “what especially struck us was Andrew Gray’s moving performance as Colline, and the gem-like aria, Vecchia Zimarra, which he sings to the old coat pawned to help buy medicine for Mimi. Bravo.” Other recent engagements include The Imperial Commissioner in Madama Butterfly and the King in Aida with Phoenix Opera, and the title role in Gianni Schicchi with Oberlin in Italy, Antonio in Le Nozze di Figaro and The Bonze in Madama Butterfly with the Orlando Philharmonic, Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Opera Naples, and Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro with the Bar Harbor Music Festival.

Mr. Gray has also appeared frequently with Arizona Opera performing such roles as Angelotti in Tosca, Baron Duphol in La traviata, Elder Ott in Susannah, Haly in L’Italiana in Algiers, and Mr. Kofner in The Consul, among others with the notable company.

Additional roles in his repertoire include Mephistopheles in Faust, Leporello in Don Giovanni, Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte, Zaccaria in Nabucco, Philip II in Don Carlo, Banquo in Macbeth, Fiesco in Simon Boccanegra, and Blitch in Susannah. He is also noted for his recent emergence into the bel canto repertoire including such roles as the title role in Don Pasquale, Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore, Don Bartolo and Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia, and Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola.

Mr. Gray began his study of music at Northern Arizona University and studied voice at the University of Arizona. After receiving wonderful reviews for numerous roles, he was accepted into the Marrion Roose Pullen Arizona Opera Studio. Following that, he was invited to sing the title role of Gianni Schicchi for the Oberlin in Italy program in Arrezo, Italy, and became an apprentice artist at Michigan Opera Theater.

 

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