Andrew Simpson is a bass-baritone from Dallas, TX. He studied with the great bass Samuel Ramey at Wichita State University.
He has sung the roles of Angelotti in Tosca with the Wichita Grand Opera and Virginia Opera, Betto di Signa in Gianni Schicchi with the Chicago Opera Theater, the footman in Vanessa at the Santa Fe Opera, and Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia at Opera in the Rock.
During his two years with the Palm Beach Opera he sang the Imperial Commissioner in Madama Butterfly, Count Ceprano in Rigoletto, the Jailer in Tosca, and Antonio in Le nozze di Figaro. Afterwards he has performed the roles of Colline in La bohème in concert style with the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, Zuniga in Carmen with Annapolis Opera and First Soldier in Salome with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
As an apprentice artist he has also been given the opportunity to cover many roles including Masetto in Don Giovann, and Sid in La fanciulla del West at the Santa Fe Opera as well as The Bonze in Madama Butterfly, Sparafucile and Monterone in Rigolett, The Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance, Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro with the Palm Beach Opera, and Amonasro in Aida with the Virginia Opera.
Upcoming performances include The Commentator in Scalia/Ginsburg with the Virginia Opera and Count Ceprano while covering Sparafucile in Rigoletto with Central City Opera. For more information about Andrew, visit www.fgo.org.