A full baritone voice with a generous projection and a dark timbre
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Gala Dudamel at Opéra Garnier - january 2023
Member of the Opéra de Paris Academy since September 2022, baritone Andres Cascante was born in San Jose, Costa Rica.
He studied at the top conservatories in the U.S., The Juilliard School, the San Francisco Opera Merola program, and the Yale School of Music.
In 2017, he was named a National Semi-Finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Actions at the age of 22, he also was a prize winner in the Opera Index Competition and third place in the Irene Dalis Competition in 2022.
At Juilliard, Andres was the only vocalist to have ever performed as an instrumentalist playing baroque guitar in the orchestra for the production of L’Orfeo by Luigi Rossi with Juilliard 415. Andres continues to study Renaissance Lute and baroque guitar in Paris.
Cascante has been an Apprentice Artist at Central City Opera, an Emerging Artist at Dolora Zajick’s Institute Of Young Dramatic Voices, and Thomas Hampson’s Waiblingen Opernwerkstatt.
During the 2022-2023 season, he took part of a Gala with Gustavo Dudamel at the Opera Garnier and sings the first role of Germano (La Scala di Seta de Rossini) at the Theatre de l’Athénée ; he is also member of the Aix-En-Provence Festival Academy and Rossini de Pesaro’s Academy that offered him the role of Don Profondo (Il Viaggio a Reims de Rossini).
As well as the many concerts he takes part in with the Academy of the Opéra de Paris, in the 2023-2024 season, he will make his debut on the Palais Garnier stage, in the roles of the Comtoise Clock and the Cat (Ravel's L'Enfant et les sortilèges) and at the Opéra Bastille, as Pablo (Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel).
Andres Cascante has been represented by RSB Artists since 2023.