About the artist:
Cuban American tenor Andrés Acosta made his HGO debut as Father Matias in the alternate cast of El Milagro del Recuerdo in the 2019-20 season. In the 2021-22 season, Acosta opens the Minnesota Opera season in Ópera Afuerta, a special outdoor concert celebrating Latinx vocal music. He returns to Madison Opera as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, and makes his debut at Florida Grand Opera reprising the role of Timothy Laughlin in Fellow Travelers. Acosta workshops the role of the Pigeon Keeper in Santa Fe Opera’s commission of The Pigeon Keeper by David Hanlon and Stephanie Fleischmann before joining the roster of the Metropolitan Opera for the first time, covering the role of Un héraut royal in Don Carlos. During the 2019-20 season, Acosta made his Ravinia Festival debut in Bernstein’s Mass, his Atlanta Opera debut as Alejandro in Frida, reprised the role of Arcadio in Florencia en el Amazonas in his house debut with Pittsburgh Opera, and reprised the role of Timothy Laughlin in Fellow Travelers in his house debut with Madison Opera. Acosta’s 2018-19 season included his highly acclaimed portrayal of Timothy Laughlin in Minnesota Opera’s production of Fellow Travelers by Greg Spears, and his reprisal of the role of Arcadio in Florencia en el Amazonas with Pensacola Opera. Acosta is a recipient of Opera America’s 2018 Career Blueprints grant and a Gerda Lissner and Sullivan Foundation Award semifinalist. He received an Encouragement Award as a Central Region finalist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2017 and won awards in the Dorothy Lincoln-Smith Competition and the National Society of Arts and Letters Competition. He was awarded the Judy George Junior Young Artist First Prize Award in the 2015 Young Patronesses of the Arts competition and is recognized as a Braulecht Estate Endowed and Music Guild Scholar. He also competed as a semifinalist in HGO’s Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias in 2019.