2018–19 Season: Duke of Nottingham, Roberto Devereux; Sciarrone, Tosca; Count Dominik, Arabella; Hunter, Rusalka
Romanian-American baritone Andrew Manea made his role debut as the Duke of Nottingham in Roberto Devereux with San Francisco Opera while an Adler Fellow. His appearances with the Company have also included Sciarrone in Tosca, Marullo in Rigoletto, and Marquis d’Obigny in La Traviata. On the concert stage, he was featured in the Schwabacher Recital Series with pianist Warren Jones.
Recent performances include Marcello in La Bohème with Shreveport Opera, #7 in Conrad Susa’s Transformations with Merola Opera Program, and Escamillo in Carmen in Wuhan, China. With the College-Conservatory of Music at Cincinnati University he performed Danilo in The Merry Widow, the Father in Hansel and Gretel, and the Forester in The Cunning Little Vixen. He has competed in the Mary Jacobs Smith Singer of the Year Competition with Shreveport Opera (first place; audience favorite), the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (semifinalist), Opera Columbus Cooper-Bing International Vocal Competition (second place; audience favorite), Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition (finalist), and the Giulio Gari Foundation Competition (career grant).
Manea holds a bachelor’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music.