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Andrew Bidlack brought youthful energy and a sweet, smooth, well-placed tenor to the role of Tonio, with just the right lovely, French timbre.Judith Malafronte, Opera News
Tenor Andrew Bidlack begins the 2015-16 Season with his return to Opera Omaha, where he sings Count Almaviva Il barbiere di Siviglia, a role in which he previously appeared at Florida Grand Opera. He then travels to Arizona Opera to join their production of Florencia en el Amazonas as Arcadio. After Christmas, he makes his debut at the Metropolitan Opera as Beppe I Pagliacci, where he also sings the role of the Lamplighter Manon Lescaut while covering Edmondo. In spring 2016, Andrew travels to the UK to create the principal role of Private John Ball in In Parenthesis, Welsh National Opera’s new commission by composer Iain Bell, a production which includes a residency at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Andrew Bidlack is a frequent interpreter of contemporary music; last season saw him create both the roles of Irving Tashman in Ricky Ian Gordon’s Morning Star at Cincinnati Opera and the principal tenor role of Rob Hall in Joby Talbot’s Everest at Dallas Opera. He also sang Ishmael in the workshop production of Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick at San Francisco Opera while he was an Adler Fellow, and later workshopped the role of Tancredi in John Musto’s new opera The Inspector at Wolf Trap. As a Merola Opera Program participant, he created the role of Charles Carter in the world premiere of Thomas Pasatieri’s The Hotel Casablanca. He appeared at Carnegie Hall for his debut with Lyric Opera of Chicago as The Young Collector in their production of A Streetcar Named Desire with Renée Fleming, a role he also sang in Chicago, and in the role of Sandy The Lighthouse at Dallas Opera for the inception of their Chamber Opera Series.
A graduate of San Francisco Opera’s prestigious Adler Fellowship, Mr. Bidlack made his house debut there in The Little Prince and went on to appear as Odoardo Ariodante, Arturo Lucia di Lammermoor, Count Albert Die tote Stadt, Simpleton Boris Godunov, Pedrillo Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Gastone La traviata, and Ruiz Il trovatore.
Recent successes include Tonio La Fille du Regiment at Palm Beach Opera, a role he previously sang for PORTopera, Rinuccio Gianni Schicchi with Intermountain Opera Bozeman and Almerich Iolanta with an international cast of renown at Dallas Opera, where he also appeared as Count Albert. He sang Don Ramiro La Cenerentola at both Opera Omaha and Intermountain Opera and covered the role for San Francisco Opera. His performances as Prince Karl Franz Student Prince and Anatol Vanessa at Utah Festival Opera were met with great enthusiasm.
Florencia en el Amazonas, Arizona Opera
... the opening-night stars all give strong performances ... especially, Susannah Biller and Andrew Bidlack as the reluctant young lovers.Kerry Lengel, The Republic (14 Nov 2015)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Opera Omaha
Andrew Bidlack does a fine turn as Count Almaviva. ... Bidlack has a winningly agile and tender tenor, one that conveys dreamy ardor particularly well. When he serenades Rosina in “Ecco ridente in cielo,” his honeyed aria beautifully conveys both his hope and frustration, and “Se il mio nome” has a touching, subtly passionate quality to it.Kim Carpenter, Omaha World Herald (15 Oct 2015)
Andrew Bidlack as Count Almaviva is an ideal romantic lead with dreamy good looks. He shines as a comedic actor, and his voice is impressive.Katrina Markel, The Daily Nonpareil (16 Oct 2015)
Morning Star, Cincinnati Opera
Andrew Bidlack sings the title song with great style.Anne Arenstein, City Beat (1 July 2015)
With his expressive tenor, Andrew Bidlack was a perfect match as her aspiring songwriter-husband, Irving Tashman.Janelle Gelfand, Cincinnati Enquirer (1 July 2015)
Iolanta, Dallas Opera
Andrew Bidlack is a bright-toned Alméric.Scott Cantrell, Dallas News
Everest, Dallas Opera
Tenor Andrew Bidlack is sympathetic as Rob Hall, trapped between his sense of duty and impending fatherhood. His clear and versatile lyric tenor voice sails through his range-challenging music, with great nobility of spirit alternating with grim determination.Gregory Sullivan Isaacs, Theater Jones
An extremely strong cast throughout helped to tell this harrowing tale. Tenor Andrew Bidlack (Rob Hall)’s clear and resonate tenor cut through moments of apprehension and tension in order to bring false hope to the audience that maybe he would make it back to the tents with Craig Verm (Doug Hansen). His scenes with the fabulous Sasha Cooke (Jan Arnold – Rob Hall’s pregnant wife) were positively gut-wrenching.David Weuste, Opera Pulse
... Rob, played by tenor Andrew Bidlack, responds in a crystalline tenor voice that floats across the opera house and nearly destroys you with its message and tone. “Doug can hear you,” he cries. Andrew Bidlack is, for me, the star of the entire production. His voice is clear, bright, pristine, and subtly strong. When he stands on Everest’s summit and sings about being on top of the world, you want to join him. His duets with his wife, Jan, played by the powerful Sasha Cooke, are charming. ... Both Cooke and Bidlack, by the way, are dealt a difficult hand in this piece in terms of range, but they find and execute a slew of extremely high notes with precision.Catherine Womack, D Magazine
Andrew Bidlack’s sweet-voiced tenor expressed Hall’s hopes and fears poignantly.George Loomis, Financial Times
The excellent cast made fine work of Mr. Talbot’s expressive vocal writing. Andrew Bidlack’s sweet tenor brought a touching vulnerability to Rob. The opera’s most devastating passage was his final telephone conversation with Jan, the powerful Sasha Cooke, as he is dying on the mountain, when the two let go of their anguish to simply comfort each other.Heidi Waleson, Wall Street Journal
Bidlack’s performance as Rob Hall is achingly adept, and his duets with mezzo Sasha Cooke as his wife Jan are tender and and heartfelt. They are the standouts.Arnold Wayne Jones, Dallas Voice
One of the highlights was the duet between Bidlack’s gorgeous tenor and Cooke. Taking place before Hall knows his fate for certain, it’s hopeful and big in a way most of the opera is not, to its credit.Jennifer Smart, Arts+Culture Texas
The singers were uniformly convincing, both musically and dramatically. The most prominent were the tenor Andrew Bidlack as the leader of the climb...Olin Chism, Opera Magazine
The Student Prince, Utah Festival Opera
...sumptuous vocals, especially from golden-throated tenor Andrew BidlackRobert Coleman, The Salt Lake Tribune
Vanessa, Utah Festival Opera
The cast assembled for this production is stellar. Tenor Andrew Bidlack as Anatol held his own remarkably well. With two such powerful females voices it would be easy to get lost, but Bidlack commanded the stage when he was present and blended wonderfully in ensembles with Thiele and Light. He possesses a forceful high tenor that is perfect for this role, since Anatol is required to sing in the high register frequently.Edward Reichel
As the opportunistic Anatol, Andrew Bidlack was almost too good to be true. His honeyed tenor was capable of unctuous sweetness, but also had ample reserves for the more spinto romantic urgings. The high soaring phrases held absolutely no terror for him. In addition to his persuasive vocalizing, Mr. Bidlack is handsome as all get-out, and he looks instantly believable as the cad that is young enough to be Vanessa’s former lover’s son. He communicated a calculated electricity with his conquests and one could accept that he might prompt an object of his attention to act against her own best interests.James Sohre, Opera Today
La Cenerentola, Opera Omaha
Tenor Andrew Bidlack was Ramiro, Cinderella's earnest, besotted and thoroughly charming Prince Charming. This is the first time Bidlack has played the role, and he did so with wonderful romantic ease, making it easy to see why Cinderella remains smitten with this handsome swain rather than falling for the man she believes to be the prince. Bidlack has a strong, firm, practically impeccable legato, especially evident in Act II's “Si, ritrovarla io guiro” (“Yes, I swear I will find you”), the prince's turning point when he decides to cast away his disguise to go forth and find his true love. It's a swoon-worthy moment, and Bidlack makes the most of it, hitting his high registers with clarion-like aplomb.Kim Carpenter, Omaha World Herald
Die Tote Stadt, Dallas Opera
A standout is Andrew Bidlack’s Albert, with a bright, beautiful tenor of considerable power.Scott Cantrell, Dallas News
Die Zauberflote, Florida Grand Opera
Andrew Bidlack is an exceptionally confident Tamino. And the sound he makes for some of Mozart's most beautiful tenor arias is simply stunning: tender and never forced.Jeff Haller, ConcertoNet
Bidlack manages to look and sound valiant as Tamino while singing Dies Bildnis in striped pajamas, with a smooth legato and heroic top notes. His manner and tone perfectly matched the youthful, but determined prince who is willing to meet any danger to rescue the Queen’s beautiful daughter, Pamina.David Fleshler, SouthFlorida Review