Andrew Erasmus

Andrew Erasmus, Baritone

Pacific Opera Victoria
Starveling in A Midsummer Night's Dream

April, 2016


Andrew made his Pacific Opera Victoria debut in 2005 as a boy soprano playing the Shepherd Boy in Tosca. He joined the POV chorus in 2008 and performed the Lackey in Ariadne auf Naxos, the jailer in Tosca, the First Apparition in Macbeth,and Antonio in The Marriage of Figaro. In 2015 he took on the role of the Imperial Commissioner in Madama Butterfly. He was the Sergeant in the 2016 production of The Barber of Seville and returns as Starveling in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream..

Opera credits include two world premières: Gavin Bryars' Marilyn Forever with Aventa Ensemble and George Stoner in Tobin Stokes' Rattenbury: The Opera.

Concert appearances include Monteverdi's Vespers with the Victoria Philharmonic Choir and Bach's St. John Passion with the Victoria Baroque Players. Future performances include Bach's Magnificat during the Royal and McPherson Theatres Centennial celebration.

Andrew studies voice with Ingrid Attrot at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. He won the 2013 Rose Bowl Award Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival. 


 

Andrew Erasmus performs three songs from Schumann's Song Cycle Dichterliebe
Wenn ich in deine Augen seh
Ich will meine Seele tauchen
Im Rhein, im heiligen Strome

Csinszka Rédai accompanies on piano.


 

March, 2016