Friday, November 23, 2012

Reader submission Andrew Bogard to sing Messiah

Andrew Bogard
We were alerted to a barihunk that we haven't featured before, Andrew Bogard, who will be performing Handel's Messiah with the Marion Civic Chorus and Orchestra in Ohio. This will be the 71st consecutive year that the orchestra has performed the Messiah. The performance will take place at the Palace Theater in Marion on Sunday, November 25 at 7 pm. There is no admission price, but donations will be requested.

Bogard will be joined in the Messiah by mezzo Carolyn Redmond, soprano Lynette Burris and tenor Dan Doty.  

Bass-baritone Andrew Bogard, hails from central Ohio and is currently pursuing his master’s in from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he is a student of Marlena Malas, At Curtis, he performed the roles of Mephistopheles in Gounod’s Faust, Dr. Reischmann in Henze’s Elegy for Young Lovers, and Capello in I Capuletti e i Montecchi.

In 2011, Bogard received his undergraduate degree in vocal performance from the Julliard School, where he performed the roles of Peter Quince in Britten’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cousin Brandon in Hindemith’s Long Christmas Dinner. In summers at the Chautauqua Music Festival, he sang the roles of Dulcamara in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, Simone in Gianni Schicchi, Reverend Hale in The Crucible, Colline in La boheme, and Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro. Upcoming performances at Curtis include Sarastro in The Magic Flute, Spencer Cyle in Britten’s Owen Wingrave, and Argante in Handel’s Rinaldo.

From 2005-2007, Bogard attended the Interlochen Arts Academy where he graduated with distinction. In addition to voice, he has studied cello, double bass, clarinet and classical guitar.

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