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Andrew Dwan, Mac-Irton

Andrew Dwan is a versatile performer known for his magnetic stage presence. His previous roles include the title role in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro with San Jose Opera, Collatinus in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia with New Camerata Opera, and Dulcamara in Donizetti’s l’Elisir d’Amore with City Lyric Opera. He recently completed his second summer at the San Francisco Merola Opera Program, where his Mephistopheles was praised for “rich, flexible tone and convincing acting” (Bay Area Reporter) and whose “constantly secure voice knew how to shape every phrase with dramatic significance” (Rehearsal Studio), as well as providing “comic delight out of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’” (San Francisco Chronicle). Also an avid performer of contemporary works, he has performed Constantin Basica’s Knot an Opera with Fresh Squeezed Opera, Aldous Huxley in Anne LeBaron’s LSD: The Opera premiered at the Disney Redcat Hall, and Oulomenos in Jason Thorpe Buchanan’s Hunger, performed in conjunction with The Industry’s First Take. Andrew is a Bay Area native currently based in New York City, studying under the tutelage of Mark Schnaible.