Cuban-American tenor Andres Acosta continues to stand out through his strong vocal presence and magnetic acting. Labeled by critics as “endearing,” with “clarion high notes,” his “intense pathos” has left audiences exclaiming “More Andres please”!
Last season, Andres stared as Tony in Francesca Zambello’s much-anticipated production of West Side Story at the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, reprised the role of Timothy Laughlin in Virginia Opera’s production of Fellow Travelers, and débuted multiple roles in Ghosts, a new triptych of one-act operas composed by Nicolas Reveles and produced by San Diego Opera. Additionally, Acosta sang the role of Ismaele in Nabucco with the Washington Concert Opera.
Recently, Acosta joined the roster of The Metropolitan Opera for Don Carlos, made house débuts with both Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as Mr. Rodriguez in the world premiere of Tobias Picker’s Awakenings, and with Seattle Opera as Nemorino in Elixir of Love. [read more...]
"the vocal showstopper one hopes it will be.” – Opera Wire
The Elixir of Love – “Andres Acosta was perfection as Nemorino, making his Seattle debut. Handsome with a charming demeanor, he played the role more as a hopeless romantic than a rube. He was sweet-natured and gullible, but not foolish. Acosta’s honey lyric voice was even and graceful across his range, He displayed a beautifully controlled legato and his phrasing was especially sublime during “Una furtiva lagrima,” which was the vocal showstopper one hopes it will be.”
"...he excelled at every demand placed upon him. More Andres please.” – Minnesota Playlist
Fellow Travelers – “And let’s talk about Andres Acosta… this young tenor has been a resident artist with MN Opera all season and has played small roles in every show this year. And praise all that is holy, he’s finally been given the leading role! From his sheepish and delicate opening scene to his existential-crisis-turned-to-art-aria in the church pew, he excelled at every demand placed upon him. More Andres please.”
"Andres Acosta lends his resplendent tenor..." – Arts ATL
Frida – “Andres Acosta lends his resplendent tenor to the roles of Alejandro and Leon Trotsky.”
"...clarion high notes and general comic breathlessness" – SF Gate
Merola Grand Finale Concert – "...it would be hard to top tenor Andres Acosta’s burst of joy from Donizetti’s “Rita,” with its clarion high notes and general comic breathlessness"
"...Acosta sang robustly and with intense pathos..." – Bay Area Reporter
Merola Grand Finale Concert – "Tenor Andres Acosta sang robustly and with intense pathos as the boy faced with the legendary poisoner."