A bass vocalist of increasing national demand who towers at an imposing and athletic 6’10”, Andrew Potter is a true Basso who has been welcomed by audiences and critics across the country for a larger-than-life stage presence with a voice to match.

With years of studying with renowned teachers such as Dr. Wayne Kompelien, Rick Christman, and Braeden Harris; Andrew made a name for himself standing out in mainstage roles at several of the nation’s most prestigious Young Artist programs such as Des Moines Metro Opera, St. Petersburg Emerging Artist Program, and the Tyler Young Artist Program. He has since performed across the country proficiently demonstrating the vocal power and sonority to sing such roles as Mephistopheles in Gounod’s Faust and Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, the range and physicality to perform buffo roles like Dottor Bartolo (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte), Don Magnifico (Cenerentola); and the flexibility and agility to sing challenging Handelian roles including Zoroastro in Orlando, Ariodate in Serse, and Argante in Rinaldo.

Andrew has successfully performed roles spanning from sonorous Profundo roles like Osmin in Die Entführung and Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, to varying Bass-Baritone roles such as Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen and Scarpia in Puccini’s Tosca; a vocal range granting incredibly rare versatility make him stand out among the growing community of low voices.

“Baritone Potter as Scarpia swaggered about as the villain, relishing the mental torture he put Tosca through in his menacing aria that translates as “Yes, they say I am venal.” His voice is perfect for the villain role, and he used his tall, lanky frame to full advantage in the seduction scene.”

Lee Howard

The New London Day, May 2017

“With his huge, all-encompassing bass voice and precise comic timing he nearly stole the show.”

 

Maria Nockin

Opera Today, February 2017

Andrew Potter’s tour de force performance would stand tall on any of the biggest and best operatic stages in the world today. His huge, oily, black, genuine bass shook the rafters…”

Larry Kellum

Town Times, March 2016

“Andrew Potter (as Larkens) proved to be sensitive and appealing…”

James Sohre

Opera Today, July 2015

“Andrew Potter combines a virile yet spry stage presence with sturdy, responsive and infectious singing. The guy owns the stage.”

Gerald Moshell

The New London Day, March 2016

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by Andrew W. Potter | Live with Connecticut Lyric Opera