André Courville
United States



André Courville is making his HGO debut. This season with HGO, he performs as Titurel in Parsifal and as Yamadori in Madame Butterfly. Recent and upcoming seasons bring returns to Italy in Opera di Firenze's productions of Madame Butterfly and Romeo and Juliet, to Cincinnati Opera as Colline in La bohème, and debuts with the Berkshire Opera Festival as the title role in Don Giovanni, and with the Moscow Philharmonic Society as Clistene in Vivaldi's L'Olimpiade at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow. Highlights of previous seasons include notable debuts as Masetto in Don Giovanni with The Dallas Opera, Lord Cecil in Maria Stuarda at Oper Zürich in Switzerland, the title role in The Marriage of Figaro at Arizona Opera and Karlsruhe's Badisches Staatstheater in Germany, Don Basilio in The Barber of Seville at Opéra National de Bordeaux, Leporello in Don Giovanni at the Guangzhou Opera House in China, Le Grand Prêtre des Mexicains in Fernand Cortez with Opera di Firenze, Pietro in Simon Boccanegra with Opéra de Rouen Normandie, Zuniga in Carmen with Cincinnati Opera, the Marquis in La traviata with the Santa Fe Opera, and a return to the Philadelphia Orchestra as the Jailer in Tosca under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Trained at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, Courville garnered critical acclaim for performances there of many important roles including Méphistophélès in Faust, Mustafà in The Italian Girl in Algiers, and Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor. He is the recipient of top awards in numerous national and international vocal competitions, including First Prize in Los Angeles's Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition and the Top Prize in New York's Gerda Lissner Foundation International Vocal Competition.