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Born in San Jose, Costa Rica, Andres Cascante graduated with a master’s degree from the Yale School Of Music. In 2017, at the age of 22, he was a semi-finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. A winner of the Opera Index competition, he placed third in the Irene Dalis competition in 2022. A member of the Julliard School’s ADOS program, he studies with Darrell Babidge and is the only singer to also perform as an instrumentalist. He was baroque guitarist in the orchestra for the production of Rossi’s L’Orfeo with the Julliard Ensemble415, and continued his training on the Renaissance lute and the baroque guitar with Daniel Swenberg.
He completed his training by taking part in numerous programs at Central City Opera, the Dolora Zajick Institute for Young Dramatic Voices, Thomas Hampson’s Waiblingen Opernwerkstatt, and most recently at the San Francisco Opera (Merola). He has appeared in concerts at the San Francisco Opera (Schwabacher), as Fluth in Otto Nicolai’s Die Lustigen Weiber Von Windsor at the Juilliard School and in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the National Symphony of Costa Rica.
Andres Cascante joined the Académie de l’Opéra national de Paris in September 2022 and took part in the various concerts and recitals of the Académie’s program at the Olivier Messiaen Amphitheatre and at the Palais Garnier where he participated in the Carte blanche to Gustavo Dudamel with the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Paris. He performed the role of Germano in Rossini’s La Scala di seta in the spring of 2023 with the artists of the Académie under the direction of Elizabeth Askren and in a production by Pascal Neyron at the Athénée Théâtre Louis-Jouvet.
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