Cuban-American tenor Andres Acosta continues to stand out through his strong vocal presence and magnetic acting. In the 2021-2022 season, Acosta returns to both Madison Opera for his role debut as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor and to Houston Grand Opera for the world premiere of The Snowy Day. Acosta workshops the role of the Pigeon Keeper in Santa Fe Opera’s commission of The Pigeon Keeper by David Hanlon and Stephanie Fleischmann. Additionally, he makes house debuts with Bard SummerScape Festival, San Antonio Opera, and Florentine Opera. Acosta makes his house debut with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis in the world premiere of Awakenings.
In the 2019-2020 season, Acosta made his Ravinia Festival debut in Bernstein’s Mass, his Atlanta Opera debut as Alejandro in Frida, reprised the role of Arcadio in Florencia en el Amazonas in his house debut with Pittsburgh Opera, made his Houston Grand Opera debut as Father Matias in El Milagro del Recuerdo, reprised the role of Timothy Laughlin in Fellow Travelers in his house debut with Madison Opera, and was scheduled to return to Minnesota Opera and debut with The Glimmerglass Festival as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni. He was also scheduled to debut with Florida Grand Opera in Fellow Travelers and make his international debut as Tony in Francesca Zambello’s production of West Side Story.
Mr. Acosta’s 2018-19 season included his highly acclaimed portrayal of Timothy Laughlin in Minnesota Opera’s production of Fellow Travelers by Gregory Spears, and he reprised the role of Arcadio in Florencia en el Amazonas with Pensacola Opera. In concert he debuted with the Cincinnati Symphony for their autumn Pops Concert, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra in Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti, and LOFTrecital for Bernstein’s Songfest. Acosta joined Theatre Latté Da’s national tour of Peter Rothstein’s All is Calm as Victor Granier. He also competed as a semifinalist in Houston Grand Opera’s Eleanor McCollum Competition.
In the 2017-2018 season, Acosta was an Apprentice at the Merola Opera Program and then joined the Resident Artist Program at Minnesota Opera. His season included covering and performing excerpts of Duca in Rigoletto, Gennaro in Lucrezia Borgia, Nicias in Thaïs, Beppe in Rita, and Ernesto in Don Pasquale.
Acosta is a recipient of Opera America’s 2018 Career Blueprints grant and a Gerda Lissner and Sullivan Foundation Award semifinalist. He received an Encouragement award as a Central Regional finalist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council competition in 2017 and won awards in the Dorothy Lincoln Smith competition and the National Society of Arts and Letters competition. He was awarded the Judy George Junior Young Artist First Prize Award in the 2015 Young Patronesses of the Arts competition and is recognized as a Braulecht Estate Endowed and Music Guild Scholar.
Acosta attended Indiana University for his master’s degree in music as a student of Carol Vaness. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in arts from Florida State University where he studied with David Okerlund.