Juilliard-trained American bass-baritone 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. Since joining the ensemble of Theater Krefeld-Mönchengladbach in 2011, he has sung numerous roles, including the title role in Le Nozze di Figaro, Oroveso in Norma, Swallow in Peter Grimes, Orsini in Rienzi, and Leporello in Don Giovanni.
Mr. Nolen’s operatic roles include the title roles in Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Le Nozze di Figaro, Nick Shadow in The Rake’s Progress, Olin Blitch in Susannah, Alidoro in La Cenerentola, and Alexandr Petrovič in From the House of the Dead. He has performed with international theaters and companies such as Brussels’s Kaaitheater, Rotterdam’s Schouwburg, Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum Theater, Grand Théâtre du Luxembourg, Lyrique-en-Mer in France, Santa Fe Opera, Oper Bonn, 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 boxed set of Haydn’s complete masses with Maestra Jane Glover and the Rebel Orchestra.
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.