Andrew Potter | Colline
A bass vocalist of increasing demand who towers at an imposing and athletic 6’10”, Andrew Potter is a true Basso who has been welcomed by audiences and critics across the country for a larger-than-life stage presence with a voice to match.
With years of studying under renowned teachers such as Dr. Wayne Kompelien, Rick Christman, and Braeden Harris; Andrew made a name for himself standing out in mainstage roles at several of the nation's most prestigious Young Artist programs such as Des Moines Metro Opera, St. Petersburg Emerging Artist Program, and the Tyler Young Artist Program. He has since performed across the country proficiently demonstrating the vocal power and sonority to sing such roles as Mephistopheles in Gounod’s Faustand Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, the range and physicality to perform buffo roles like Don Bartolo (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte), Don Magnifico (Cenerentola); and the flexibility and agility to sing challenging Handelian roles including Zoroastro in Orlando, Ariodate in Serse, and Argante in Rinaldo.
Having proven his vocal diversity on stage performing roles spanning from basso roles like Osminin Die Entführung, to varying Bass-Baritone roles such as Escamilloin Bizet’s Carmenand Scarpiain Puccini’s Tosca; his is truly a vocal range granting incredibly rare versatility - making him stand out among the growing community of low voices.
Role debuts in the 2017-18 season include Dr. Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore, Capellio in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Michele in Il Tabarro, and Cesare Borgia in the world premiere of The Borgia Infami.