bass baritone

This season, bass-baritone Andrew Craig Brown makes his debuts at the Opera San Antonio in The Fantastic Mr. Fox and Salome and with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra in performances of the Beethoven Missa Solemnis. This past summer he made his debut at the San Francisco Opera in Madama Butterfly. Other recent engagements have included at as Achilla in Julius Caesar and Colline in La bohéme at the English National Opera, and his debuts with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi as Chick in Wonderful Town and at the Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival of Warsaw as Il Duca Ramiro in Maria Padilla, a role which he also recorded with the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in 2011. A graduate of Yale Opera, Mr. Brown appeared in the Yale School of Music productions of Don Giovanni as Leporello, Le Rossignol as L'Empreur, Le Nozze di Figaro as Dr. Bartolo, and Cosí fan tutte as Don Alfonso.

Equally at home on the concert stage, Mr. Brown has sung performances of Handel’s Messiah with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Pasadena Symphony, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, and the Yale Philharmonia; and Bach's Magnificat and Handel's Alexander's Feast with the Baroque Artists of Champaign.

Mr. Brown is a graduate of Yale University, where he earned both his Master's degree in music and his Artist Diploma while studying with Richard Cross.


Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory | December 7, 2014

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[Concert Review] American Record Guide reviews Fantastic Mr. Fox

Boston's Jordan Hall was host to a concert version of Tobias Picker's 1998 setting of Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr. Fox on December 7. A good-sized crowd from very young to older folks had assembled to hear Gil Rose lead his two ensembles, Boston Modern Orchestra Project and Odyssey Opera, in a costumed semi-staged performance of this "family opera". Picker prefers to use this term to describe his morality tale, fearing that "children's opera" is a term frightened with an assumption of "dumbing-down".

American Record Guide Full review
[Concert Review] BMOP, Odyssey Opera play for the kids at Jordan Hall

Neither the Boston Modern Orchestra Project nor Odyssey Opera is well known for its children’s programming, so it was a particular pleasure to see the dozens of pint-size opera-goers filing into Jordan Hall excitedly on Sunday afternoon. The occasion was Tobias Picker’s family opera, “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” with a libretto by Donald Sturrock adapted from the story by Roald Dahl.

The Boston Globe Full review