Andrew Gray (Imperial Commissioner)
Australian-American bass-baritone Andrew Gray performed the role of The King of Egypt in Phoenix Opera’s epic Aïda, last season. He has just returned to us from Michigan Opera Theater where he successfully performed the roles of the Sacerdote di Belo in Verdi’s Nabucco, and Mr. Lindquist in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music with Ron Rains and Leslie Uggams.
In March, he will appear as Masetto in Don Giovanni and as Angelotti in the Puccini classic Tosca. Mr. Gray attended Northern Arizona University and then continued his education at the University of Arizona. His professional début was with Arizona Opera at the age of 19 in La Giaconda. After receiving wonderful reviews for numerous roles, he became a founding member of the Marion Roose Pullen Arizona Opera Studio in 2008. In June 2009, he was invited to perform the title role of Gianni Schicchi for Oberlin College in Arrezo, Italy.