Andrew Richardson, Bethune
Andrew Richardson has been called a bass baritone with a “powerful and beautiful voice, reminiscent of an older generation, recalling George London.” In 2018, Richardson began study with Armen Boyajian. During the past three years of intense study, Richardson has developed a true bel canto technique. This new technique has opened new dramatic repertoire including the Dutchman (Der fliegende Holländer), Amfortas (Parsifal), Scarpia (Tosca), Wotan (Ring Cycle).
Richardson’s current repertoire includes Wotan (Das Rheingold), Scarpia (Tosca), Four Villains (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Olin Blitch (Susannah), Filippo II (Don Carlos), Silvio (Ernani), Die Sprecher (Die Zauberflöte), Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), and Escamillo (Carmen).
Richardson finished his graduate work at Indiana University and his undergraduate work at DePauw University. Richardson was a young artist with Sarasota Opera where he made his debut as the Doctor in Dialogue of the Carmelites. While a young artist with Palm Beach Opera, Richardson covered Scarpia in Tosca, Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro, and was the bass soloist for Beethoven’s 9 with the Florida Atlantic Symphony. Richardson is a semi-finalist in the 2021 Vincero International Singing Competition.