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Andy Anderson

Andy Anderson

Music Adjunct Faculty

Music and Performing Arts Professions

Maestro Andy Anderson has distinguished himself in the world of opera and musical theatre, being universally praised for providing “solid musical support from the podium” (The Sondheim Review) and conducting with “fluidity, control, musicality and a palpable sympathy with the singers” (Kansas City Star). Based in New York, Anderson’s expertise across a vast repertoire ranging from Sondheim to Wagner has elicited well-deserved critical acclaim.  “Wielding his baton like a magic wand” (The Tennessean), Anderson brings to the podium a “subtlety and care, allowing the beautiful melodies to flow in a totally idiomatic fashion and never overpowering the singers” (Opera News).

As a guest conductor, Anderson “is a find, bringing out the beauty of the score and keeping things moving and balanced” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch). It comes as no surprise that he has been in high demand across the United States, making significant contributions to the artistic output of companies including DIE FLEDERMAUS, MAN OF LA MANCHA and THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE with Amarillo Opera, AIDA, L’ELISIR D’AMORE and DIE FLEDERMAUS with Opera Idaho, TURANDOT, TOSCA, RIGOLETTO, THE MERRY WIDOW, IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, CARMEN, LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST and LA BOHÈME with Rimrock Opera, CAMELOT, INTO THE WOODS, OKLAHOMA, SOUTH PACIFIC and MY FAIR LADY with Charlottesville Opera, DIE FLEDERMAUS, IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA andMADAMA BUTTERFLY, MACBETH with Raylynmor Opera, and TOSCA with Anchorage Opera. Anderson made his highly anticipated international conducting debut in 2017 conducting DON GIOVANNI with the Stara Zagora State Opera in (Bulgaria). 

Anderson has brought his “youthful vitality” (Kansas City Star) to a number of senior leadership roles including Artistic and Music Director of Mobile Opera where he has conducted MANON LESCAUT, WERTHER, MADAMA BUTTERFLY, THE MIKADO, LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST, DON PASQUALE, TURANDOT, SUNSET BOULEVARD, TOSCA, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA and CANDIDE) and Assistant Conductor of the Lyric Opera of Kansas City where he conducted THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE and IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA. As Artistic Director of the Civic Opera Theatre of Kansas City Anderon conducted OUR TOWN, EVERLASTING UNIVERSE, THE MEDIUM, THE MIKADO, STREET SCENE, EDGAR, PASSION, FALSTAFF and LE NOZZE DI FIGARO

In Maestro Andy Anderson there is “no shortage of talent on display” (Kansas City Star). A passionate conductor with an affinity for “skillfully, eliciting a lush sound from his pit orchestra and shaping the songs with the actors, rather than merely accompanying them” (The Sondheim Review), Anderson looks forward to making his company debut with Opera Ithaca this year with LE NOZZE DI FIGARO. Anderson will also return to Opera Idaholater in the year to lead their Opera in the Park, before taking the podium for their 2023 production of MACBETH.


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