Andrew Cummings


Andrew Cummings, baritone, was recently hailed as “appealing” on stage by the New York Times for his performance in Shaw Sings! with Encompass New Opera Theater at Symphony Space in New York City. His 2009 performances include Renato in Un Ballo in Maschera with The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, the title roles in Le Nozze di Figaro with OperaDelaware, Elijah with the University of Pennsylvania Symphony, Valentin in Faust with Regina Opera, and Escamillo in La Tragedie de Carmen with Hubbard Hall Opera Theater. In 2008, he performed Giorgio Germont in La Traviata with Regina Opera, Ben in The Telephone and cover Guglielmo in Cosi fan Tutte with Natchez Opera.  On the concert stage, Andrew made a guest appearance in Bach’s St. John’s Passion with Shepherd University in West Virginia and in Carmina Burana with the University of Pennsylvania’s Choral Society. Andrew has also been the cover soloist for the Bach B Minor Mass, Faure Requiem, and Paul Moravec’s Songs of Love and War at Carnegie Hall with Kent Tritle and the Oratorio Society of New York.  

Mr. Cummings’s other operatic appearances include Tonio in I Pagliacci with the Rockland Opera Society, the title roles in Don Pasquale and Le Nozze di Figaro, as well as Belcore in L'Elisir d'Amore with The Martina Arroyo Foundation in New York City. In addition, he has appeared as Truffaldin in Ariadne auf Naxos with the Brevard Music Festival, Elder Ott in Susannah with Lake George Opera, Speaker in The Magic Flute with OperaDelaware, the title role in Falstaff with American Singers Opera Project, Escamillo in Carmen with Chestnut Hill Operalogue, Angelotti in Tosca with Metro Lyric Opera of New Jersey, Il Re in Aïda with OperaDelaware, and Colline in La Boheme with Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra.

An avid performer of contemporary music, Mr. Cummings has been featured in world premieres of To One in Paradise by Benjamin C. S. Boyle with the Bachanalia Orchestra at Merkin Hall in New York City and Gary Papach’s The Last Leaf with the North Czech Philharmonic in the Czech Republic.  He has also been a frequent guest concert and oratorio soloist throughout the USA, including Brahm's Ein Deutsches Requiem with the University of Pennsylvania, Mozart’s Requiem with the Camerata New York Orchestra, and Verdi’s Requiem with the University of Pennsylvania and Shepherd University. Some other works include Bach’s B-Minor Mass, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Faure’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Various Bach Cantatas, and Haydn’s Creation.

Mr. Cummings received his music education from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. He currently resides in New York City and studies voice with Arthur Levy.