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During the 2016-2017 season baritone Andrew Garland performs as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte with Ash Lawn Opera, Dancaïre in Carmen with Boston Lyric Opera, and as Dr. Joseph Talbot in the world premiere of William Bolcom’s Dinner at Eight with Minnesota Opera.  On the concert stage he joins New York Festival of Song at the Moab Music Festival, sings Messiah with Boston Baroque and Colorado Bach Ensemble, and joins Houston Symphony for the world premiere of A New Requiem by Gabriela Lena Frank, sings Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem and Hodie, solos in the B Minor Mass with the Amherst Bach Festival and sings recitals in Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Boston and other cities.

During the previous season he joined Boston Baroque as Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, where the Boston Globe said “He had the audience in the palm of his hand.”  He also returned to Boston Lyric Opera in La Bohème and Bob Jones University at Dandini in La Cenerentola, and made his debut with the Colorado Symphony for performances of Messiah.  The previous season was highlighted by his return to Seattle Opera as Harlekin in Ariadne auf Naxos.  Other highlights include Dandini with Opera Philadelphia and Fort Worth Opera, Mercurio (La Calisto) and the title role in Galileo Galilei (by Philip Glass) at Cincinnati Opera, Papageno at Boston Lyric Opera and Riolobo (Florencia en el Amazonas) and Schaunard (La Bohème) at Seattle Opera.

Garland is widely recognized as a leader in recital work, with dozens of performances around the country including Carnegie Hall with pianist Warren Jones and programs of modern American songs all over the Unites States and in Canada.  Mr. Jones, Marilyn Horne, Steven Blier, a number of American composers and several major music publications all endorse him as a highly communicative singer leading the way for the song recital into the 21st Century.

He brings his highly communicative style to the concert stage with orchestras including the Atlanta Symphony, Boston Baroque, The Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Youth Symphony, National Philharmonic, Washington Master Chorale at the Kennedy Center and DCINY Orchestra at Lincoln Center.

Mr. Garland is a regular with the New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) and has given multiple recitals at Carnegie Hall, the Ravinia festival, as well as Vocal Arts DC, Marilyn Horne Foundation, The Bard Festival, Andre-Turp Society in Montreal, Voce at Pace, Huntsville Chamber Music Guild, Fort Worth Opera, Seattle Opera, Fanfare in Hammond, LA, Cincinnati Matinee Musicale, Tuesday Morning Music Club and dozens of college music series around the country.  In 2014 he was the featured recitalist for the NATS National convention where that organization’s president declared him “the next Thomas Hampson.”

His latest solo CD American Portraits (with Donna Loewy, piano) went to #1 on Amazon classical.  Garland has four other recordings on the Telarc, Naxos, GPR and Azica Labels.

In past seasons Garland has portrayed Rossini’s Figaro with Dayton Opera, Knoxville Opera and Cincinnati Opera (cover), Schaunard at Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Saratoga, Atlanta Opera and Dayton Opera; Ping (Turandot) at Arizona Opera, Silvio (I Pagliacci) with Hawaii Opera Theater, Don Giovanni at Opera New Jersey, Mozart’s Count at Dayton Opera, Guglielmo at Opera Saratoga, Mercutio at Lyric Opera of San Antonio and Annapolis Opera, Giuseppe (The Gondoliers) with Utah Opera and Danilo with Sarasota Artist Concert Series.

Other concert performances include Handel’s Messiah with Boston Baroque, UMS (Ann Arbor, MI), Dartmouth Handel Society (Helmuth Rilling, conductor) and the Colorado Bach Ensemble, Arizona Symphony, Virginia Symphony and others; Carmina Burana, Ein Deutches Requiem, Five Mystical Songs, Dona Nobis Pacem, Hodie, Fauré Requiem, and Duruflé Requiem.

Particularly suited for baroque repertoire, Garland has sung numerous performances with Boston Baroque, The Handel and Haydn Society, and the Colorado Bach Ensemble, sang in Cincinnati Opera’s first Baroque production (La Calisto). He has also soloed with Emmanuel Music in Boston.

Garland is the winner of the Lavinia Jensen, NATSAA, Washington International, American Traditions, NATS and Opera Columbus Competition and was a prize winner in the Montreal International, Jose Iturbi, Gerda Lissner, McCammon and Palm Beach International Competitions. He was an apprentice at the San Francisco Opera Center and the Seattle Opera and Cincinnati Opera Young Artists programs.