Andrew Turner is a first-year Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist tenor in 2021-22. His roles this season included First Priest/First Armored Man in The Magic Flute, The Beloved in The Rose Elf, Policeman / The Man in In A Grove, Ramendado in Carmen, and Policeman/Buddy #1 in Blue.
A native of Tacoma, WA, Andrew holds a BM in Vocal performance from Washington State University and an MM from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While attending University of Illinois, he performed the roles of Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, and Male Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia.
Mr. Turner recently finished his second season at Des Moines Metro Opera as an apprentice artist performing the role of Tchaplitsky in The Queen of Spades and covering the role of Tobias Raggs in Sweeney Todd. In 2019, he made his debut as Parpignol in DMMO’s production in La Boheme.
Other engagements included his role debut as Boy 1 in Trouble in Tahiti with Virginia Opera, Tamino in The Magic Flute with Opera Iowa, touring performances as Ranger Dudley in Little Red’s Most Unusual Day and The Prince in The Littlest Mermaid, and concert appearances as the tenor soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Vivaldi’s Lord Nelson Mass with the Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra.
Mr. Turner's residency is generously sponsored by John and Nancy Traina and co-sponsored by Gene Welsh and Marty Healey.