Andrew Love

Andrew Love, Baritone

Pacific Opera Victoria
Lord Cecil in Maria Stuarda

April, 2012


As a participant in Pacific Opera Victoria's 2012 Resident Artist Program, Andrew made his POV mainstage debut as Le Dancaïre in Carmen. He returns to POV's stage in April to add Lord Cecil (Maria Stuarda) to his repertoire.

Calgary native Andrew Love is fast becoming a regular on the operatic and concert stages of Canada. This versatile young baritone – winner of the ARIAS Distinguished Graduate Award at University of Toronto's Opera Division in 2010 – has quickly garnered attention from coast to coast, singing Sid in Opera on the Avalon's Albert Herring and Marcello with Highlands Opera Studio's La Bohème. In 2009 he performed at Avery Fisher Hall in the U.S. premiere of John Burge's Mass for Prisoners of Conscience.

Lead roles at University of Toronto include Buonafede in Haydn's Il Mondo della Luna, and Pangloss in Candide. Andrew was a finalist in the 2010 Lotte Lenya Competition in New York, and covered the role of Phillipe in the North American premiere of Rufus Wainwright's Prima Donna with Toronto's Luminato Festival.

As an inaugural member of Calgary Opera's Emerging Artist Development Program, Andrew performed the roles of L'Horloge Comtoise in L'Enfant et les Sortilèges, Stephen Wagman in the world premiere of Frobisher, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, and the Politician in the Canadian premiere of The Ballad of Baby Doe.

Mr. Love joined Patricia O'Callaghan in Kurt Weill's Seven Deadly Sins with Toronto's Global Cabaret Festival, sang Messiah with Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus and performed Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem with Kitchener-Waterloo's Grand Philharmonic Choir. Andrew returned to the University of Toronto for Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and in July 2011, headed east for Orff's boisterous Carmina Burana at Indian River Festival on Prince Edward Island.

On the operatic stage, Andrew Love debuted as Silvio in Opera Hamilton's Pagliacci and starred in the title role of Le nozze di Figaro with Saskatoon Opera.

Andrew kicked off his 2011/12 season in Calgary, singing Papageno in Cowtown Opera Company's fresh version of The Magic Flute, followed by Brahms' German Requiem with Barrie's Colours of Music Festival. He returned to Calgary Opera as Marco in Gianni Schicchi, and in 2012 he makes two debuts – Dancaïre in Carmen and Lord Cecil in Maria Stuarda – with Pacific Opera Victoria.

February, 2012