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Lauded for his “Charming…robust baritone…” rising Romanian-American baritone Andrew Manea recently made his role debut as the Duke of Nottingham in Roberto Devereux with the San Francisco Opera. These performances “thrust him into the spotlight, solidifying his status as the next leading baritone of his generation…” (Opera Wire). Mr. Manea has since made both his house and role debut with Palm Beach Opera as Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, and was scheduled to join the roster of Lyric Opera of Chicago for Der Ring des Niebelungen (COVID-19 cancellation).

Last season, Andrew debuted with both Arizona Opera as Escamillo in Carmen and Opera Omaha as Lorenzo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, performed the role of Montano in Pacific Symphony’s Otello, returned to Palm Beach Opera as Danilo in The Merry Widow, and joined Cleveland Opera Theater for their concert Shakespeare in Cleveland. Manea’s welcomes this season with Ernani at Lyric Opera of Chicago, and will perform the role of Ford in Falstaff with Palm Beach Opera. Upcoming, Manea will make a house and role debut with Nashville Opera. [read more...]


"...ample vibrance of sound and high notes..." – Palm Beach Daily News

Il barbiere di Siviglia, Palm Beach Opera – “The opera’s hit tune, of course, is Figaro’s entrance aria, and Andrew Manea properly took focus from his very first lines: “Largo al factotum.” The Romanian-American baritone has personal presence, enhanced by ample vibrance of sound and high notes — ringing Gs and As — to burn. As Friday’s performance progressed, Manea dominated the action, as he interacted physically and blended vocally with his colleagues on stage…This Figaro was equally adept in his fluid delivery of the opera’s abundant recitatives (speech-like musical dialogue), inventively punctuated by [the] harpsichordist.”


" leading baritone of his generation..." – Opera Wire

Roberto Devereux, San Francisco Opera – “…the role of Nottingham…thrust him into the spotlight and solidify his status as the next leading baritone of his generation…”


"perfectly balanced voice and towering presence" – Palm Beach Daily News:

The Merry Widow, Palm Beach Opera – "As the baritone Count Danilo, Andrew Manea began with a stunning rendition of 'O Fatherland!' His perfectly balanced voice and towering presence commanded the stage and easily carried over a rich orchestral texture. In addition, Manea has a gift for comedic timing, and his scenes with Dwayne Croft as the Baron Zeta were wonderfully entertaining. Manea also delivered a brilliant performance of the aria 'You'll Find Me at Maxim's.'"


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