About Andrew W. Potter
Andrew is a bass vocalist of increasing demand living in Virginia. He got his start in the studio of Dr. Wayne Kompelien at Liberty University’s School of Music, where he performed on numerous occasions in Liberty’s renowned Tower Theatre as the Pirate King in Pirates of Penzance, Poo Bah in The Mikado, and Baron Mirko Zeta in The Merry Widow.
In 2012, Andrew was cast by Opera on the James in their performance of Die Fledermaus in the Chorus, and also a dancer. Opera on the James then re-cast him in their production of The Magic Flute as The Second Armored Man.
In January of 2013, Andrew was awarded a position with Opera Roanoke’s Young Apprentice Artist Program, singing across Central Virginia in places like Roanoke’s Elmwood Park, Smith Mountain Lake, and the Taubman museum of art. Since that time, Opera Roanoke cast him as The Sergeant in their production of Pirates of Penzance, and awarded him the cover role of the Pirate King. Opera Roanoke would continue to cast Mr. Potter in their Fall Performance of Die Zauberflöte, having him cover the role of Sarastro, while reprising his role of the Second Armored Man. Luray Opera Theatre cast Andrew and hailed his comedic antics as Simone in Gianni Schicchi and Tidewater Opera Initiative cast Andrew in the buffo role of Don Alfonso in Cosi fan Tutte.
Upcoming roles for Mr. Potter in the 2014 season include performing the role of Curio in Julius Caesar, Ariodate in Handel’s Serse, “Le fauteuil” in L’enfant et les sortilèges, and Don Iñigo Gomez in L’heure espagnole with Bel Cantanti Opera in Washington DC. Andrew will be returning to his hometown and performing “Stop Bully” in outreach with Opera on the James as a studio artist in the Tyler Young Artist Program.