"Warm, charismatic tone but a lieder singer's way with words marked the singing of bass-baritone Andrew Bogard" - David Patrick Stearns; Philadelphia Inquirer
"Andrew Bogard defied the limitations of the production’s staging style and thereby won the hearts of this audience... Even when he wasn’t singing, Bogard was totally engaged and filled every moment with action. Right from the start in “Notte e giorno faticar,” he didn’t miss a beat of his fast-paced aria. He makes such vocal steeplechase look easy." - Susan Galbraith; DC theatre scene
Andrew hails from Central Ohio and has been part of Staatsoper Stuttgart's opera ensemble since 2018 where highlights include Schaunard in La boheme, Zuniga in Carmen, and Marchese d'Obigney in La traviata. In the upcoming 20/21 season (pending Corona-virus restrictions), Andrew will sing Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, Ratcliffe in Billy Budd, and Alessio in La sonnambula.
Andrew's opera credits include performances with Washington National Opera's Young Artist Program, where he sang the title role in "Le nozze di Figaro", and Leporello in "Don Giovanni", as an emerging artist with Opera Philadelphia as Dottore Grenvil in Verdi's "La Traviata", and Maestro in Golijov's "Ainadamar", with Ballet Opera Pantomime (Montreal) as The Abbott in Britten's "Curlew River" and "Burning Fiery Furnace", with Curtis Opera Theatre as Nick Shadow in Stravinsky's "The Rake's Progress", Alidoro in Rossini's "La Cenerentola", Dulcamara in "L'elisir d'amore", Spencer Coyle in Britten's "Owen Wingrave", Dr. Reischmann in Henze's "Elegy for Young Lovers, and Mephistopheles in Gounod's "Faust".
An avid oratorio and symphonic singer, his performances include Jesus in Bach's St. Matthew Passion with the Mendelssohn Club and Chamber Orchestra Philadelphia, bass soloist in Handel's "Messiah" with the Sinfonietta Tübingen and Philharmonische Chor Schwäbisch Gmünd, Park Avenue Chamber Orchestra, and Marion Civic Orchestra, and as Raphael/Adam in "The Creation" with Symphony in C and the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia.
Andrew won first place in the 2014 Mario Lanza Scholarship Competition, second place and audience choice in the 2015 Cooper-Bing Opera Columbus Competition, and was a Mid-Atlantic regional finalist and encouragement award recipient in the 2015 MET Competition.
Andrew was a member of many prestigious training programs, including the Washington National Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Festival d'Aix Mozart residency, Aspen Opera Center, and Santa Fe Opera. He holds his Bachelor's degree in vocal performance from The Juilliard School and his Master's degree in opera performance from Curtis Institute of Music.