Fox News describes American tenor Andrew Lunsford as “quickly rising to the top due to his jaw dropping voice”, and Inside Magazine describes him as having a “take your breath away high C.” Lunsford has been featured on some of the world’s most distinguished stages including The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., The Valley Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles, and Carnegie Hall in New York City.
After discovering his voice in his late twenties, Lunsford was granted a full scholarship to the prestigious Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, where he studied with legendary soprano Carol Vaness. In 2010, “The Conservatory Project: Today’s Best Students, Tomorrow’s Brightest Stars” featured Lunsford as a representative of Indiana University. As a member of this distinguished program he performed in recital at the Kennedy Center of Performing Arts.
Most recently, Lunsford debuted the role of Calaf in Opera Fort Collins’ production of Puccini’sTurandot; followed by a summer residence as an Apprentice Artist with the illustrious Chautauqua Opera Festival. Favorite roles include Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Cavadarossi in Puccini’s Tosca and the title role in Gounod’s Faust.
Lunsford has been featured on ABC News and NBC News as well as various newspapers, trade journals and magazines such as Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana University Alumni Magazine, and Classical Singer Magazine. Lunsford was also featured in a prime time news story on CNN, “The Accidental Tenor” which documented the unusual path he took toward his operatic career.
A prolific concert artist and recitalist, Lunsford has been featured as the tenor soloist in Verdi’s Requiem and in Mozart’s Requiem in addition to recital and orchestral concert engagements including two performances at Carnegie Hall.
In 2014 – 2015 season, Lunsford will make his debut in the role of Radames in Verdi’s Aida with Skagit Opera Company, as well as return to Carnegie Hall as a featured performer with the Choirs of America Rising Stars concert.