Andrew Nolen has performed a diverse repertoire in opera and concert venues spanning the globe, from Carnegie Hall to the Royal Lyceum Theater in Edinburgh.For the 2011-2012 season Andrew joins the ensemble of Theater Krefeld-Mönchengladbach in Germany, where he will sing the title role inLe Nozze di Figaro, Oroveso inNorma, Il Frate inDon Carlo, Leander inThe Love of Three Oranges, and The Magister in Nielsen'sMaskerade.
A favorite of composers and conductors alike, Mr. Nolen began 2010 with numerous contemporary music concerts, premiering new works with The Coterie, New York City’s Opera Mission, American Lyric Theater, Jody Oberfelder Dance Company, and Beth Morrison Projects. Also in 2010, he sang the role of Polinesso in Handel'sAriodanteat the Princeton Festival, and his recording of Eugene Drucker's settings ofFour Sonnets by Shakespearewas released by Bridge Records.
In 2009, Nolen performed with the Wooster Group in a production of Cavalli'sLa Didoneon tour in New York, Los Angeles, and in Europe. Also in 2009, Andrew made his Carnegie Hall debut, performing as the bass soloist in Handel'sDettingen Te Deumwith the Orchestra of St. Luke's; he sang the roles of Jahel and St. Corentin in Lalo'sLe Roi d'Yswith the American Symphony Orchestra in Avery Fisher Hall; performed the world premiere of Eugene Drucker'sShakespeare Sonnetswith the Escher Quartet at Symphony Space in New York; and was the bass soloist in Arvo Pärt'sPassiowith the Oberlin College Choir.
Mr. Nolen’s operatic roles include the title roles in Mozart’sDon GiovanniandLe Nozze di Figaro, Nick Shadow inThe Rake’s Progress, Olin Blitch inSusannah, Alidoro inLa Cenerentola,and Alexandr Petrovič inFrom the House of the Dead. He has performed with international theaters and companies such as the Brussels Kaaitheater, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum Theater, Grand Théâtre du Luxembourg, Lyrique-en-Mer in France, Santa Fe Opera, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Dubai Festival Opera, the Wooster Group, and the Waverly Consort. Andrew can be heard as the bass soloist on Naxos of America's box set of Haydn's complete masses with maestra Jane Glover and the Rebel Orchestra. He has performed at the Tribeca Film Festival as a soloist in Arvo Pärt'sPassio,which accompanied the premiere of Paulo Cherchi Usai's film of the same name.
Andrew trained at Oberlin Conservatory, the Cincinnati Conservatory, and the Juilliard Opera Center, and was an apprentice with Seattle Opera and Santa Fe Opera. Mr. Nolen has worked under the direction of distinguished stage directors and conductors including Colin Graham, Elizabeth LeCompte, Frank Corsaro, Julius Rudel, Robert Shaw, Ton Koopman, Jane Glover, Robert Spano, and Stephen Lord, and is frequently the bass-baritone choice of composers to premiere new works.