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The American bass-baritone, André Courville, produced an excellent performance in the role of the High Priest of the Mexicans... He dominated the scene set in the temple. His voice is powerful and authoritative. Recitatives were carefully molded and sung with an uncompromising edge. However, what also impressed was the beauty of voice; it has a full-bodied, rounded sound underpinned by an inviting warmth which is able to draw the listener towards him.
André Courville displayed his excellent instrument with clear, resonant low notes and fast, delineated passage work.
Post And Courier Charleston ,
André Courville was a commanding, believable Figaro who sang with burnished tones.


Praised by Opera News for his "splendid, lush bass-baritone", André Courville is quickly establishing himself as one of America’s foremost young singers.

In the season 2023/24 André will appear as Yamadori (Madame Butterfly) and Titurel (Parsifal) at the Houston Grand Opera and as Colline (La Boheme) at the Opera Saint Louis.  

Highlights of previous seasons include his debuts at Opéra de Bordeaux in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, at Arizona Opera as the title role in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, at Zurich Opera in MARIA STUARDA and in Rouen in SIMON BOCCANEGRA, his Italian Debut in Spontini’s FERNANDO CORTEZ at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Masetto in DON GIOVANNI with The Dallas Opera, his European debut at Karlsruhe’s Badisches Staatstheater as Mozart’s Figaro, the Marquis in LA TRAVIATA with the Santa Fe Opera, a return to the Philadelphia Orchestra as the Jailer in TOSCA under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Zuniga/CARMEN in Cincinnati.

Trained at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, he garnered critical acclaim for performances there of many important roles including Méphistophélès in FAUST, Mustafà in L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI, and Colline in LA BOHÈME.

An equally busy concert performer, he has appeared at Carnegie Hall for the past three seasons since his debut there with Opera Orchestra of New York. Other recent performances include the title role in Mendelssohn’s ELIJAH with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the bass solos in Mozart’s GREAT MASS in C minor at the Spoleto Festival USA, and Bach's Cantata 150 with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

A Louisiana native, Courville is the recipient of top awards in eight national and international vocal competitions, including First Prize in the Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition and Top Prize in the Gerda Lissner Foundation International Vocal Competition.

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