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Andrew Bidlack



Andrew Bidlack in action.
Andrew Bidlack (Private John Ball) in In Parenthesis © WNO 2016. Photograph by Bill Cooper.

American tenor Andrew Bidlack made his Royal Opera House debut in 2016 as Private John Ball (In Parenthesis, world premiere) with Welsh National Opera.

Bidlack made his debut with the Metropolitan Opera, New York, in 2016 as Beppe (Pagliacci). He works regularly in contemporary music, with role creations including Irving Tashman (Ricky Ian Gordon’s Morning Star) for Cincinnati Opera and Rob Hall (Joby Talbot’s Everest) for Dallas Opera, where his further roles have included Sandy (The Lighthouse) and Count Albert (Die tote Stadt). Other engagements include Greenhorn (Moby Dick) in Jake Heggie’s workshop production with San Francisco Opera, where he was an Adler Fellow for two seasons singing roles including Odoardo (Ariodante) and Arturo (Lucia di Lammermoor) on the main stage. Further engagements include Don Ramiro (La Cenerentola) and Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi) for Opera Omaha, Tonio (La Fille du regiment) for Palm Beach Opera, Baron Lummer (Intermezzo) for New York City Opera and Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Count Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) for Florida Grand Opera. He also sang with Lyric Opera of Chicago as the Young Collector (A Streetcar Named Desire) with Renée Fleming, with performances also at Carnegie Hall.

Bidlack performs regularly in concert, including in Haydn’s Creation with Greensboro Symphony, Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio at Carnegie Hall. His recordings include The Saint of Bleecker Street for Chandos. Bidlack was named a rising star of 2015 by Opera News.