Cuban-American tenor Andres Acosta begins the 2017 season with his final master’s recital at the Jacobs School of Music, where he studied with acclaimed soprano Carol Vaness. Andres spent his summer as a part of the Merola Opera Program, where he made his San Francisco debut as a part of the Scwabacher Concert. He covered Don Ramiro in Rossini’s La Cenerentola and performed on the Merola Grand Finale Concert. He is currently a Resident Artist with Minnesota Opera.
Andres begins the season at Minnesota Opera by covering Ernesto in Don Pasquale and then performs the role of Don Basilio in Le nozze di Figaro. He also covers the role of the Duke and performs the role of Borsa in Rigoletto. Andres closes the season covering the role of Nicias in Thaïs.
Andres returns to Minnesota Opera in the rooly of Timothy Laughlin in Gregory Spears’ new opera, Fellow Travelers in June of 2018.
Repertoire includes Aracdio in Florencia en el Amazonas, Alfred in Die Fledermaus, Fernando in Così fan tutte, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, and Sam Kaplan in Street Scene.
Andres is a Merola Career grand recipient. , He received an encouragement award as a central regional finalist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2017. He won second place in the Dorothy Lincoln-Smith competition and first place in the National Society of Arts and Letters-Bloomington Chapter competition. Andres 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 Brautlecht Estate Endowed and Music Guild Scholar.
Andres completed his bachelor of arts degree at Florida State University, where he studied with David Okerlund.