American tenor Andrew Morstein, praised for his “vocal virtuosity” (Olyrix) will sing the role of Leonard Lev for the recording and concert performance of Tobias Picker’s critically acclaimed work Awakenings with Boston Modern Opera Project and Odyssey Opera. A former member of the Junges Ensemble Theater (JET) at Vienna’s prestigious Theater an der Wien, appearances there included Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Spoletta in Tosca (new production), Camille in Tobias Picker’s Thérèse Raquin, Officer 1/Sandy in The Lighthouse, Georg in the 175th anniversary of the original performance of Der Waffenschmied, and finally as Klas/Windmüller in Enoch Arden.
In a truncated 20-21 season, Andrew Morstein performed Andronico in Bajazet (Vivaldi), an evening of Russian song at the Wiener Kammeroper, and the Amalekite in Saul (Händel) in a much-celebrated production by Claus Guth, which was filmed for Austrian public television and transmitted by ORF Austria. Other professional highlights include Telemachus/City Man in Patrick Morganelli’s Hercules vs. Vampires with Nashville Opera, and as Ramiro in La Cenerentola with Opera NEO.
While a graduate student at Northwestern University, Mr. Morstein performed Peter Quint in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, Tom Rakewell in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, Bénédict in Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict, and Alfred in Die Fledermaus. In concert, he performed Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and the tenor solos in Janaček’s The Diary of One Who Disappeared.
Mr. Morstein is a Metropolitan Opera National Council Encouragement Award winner, finalist in the NYIOP/Premiere Opera Vocal Competition, Camille Coloratura Competition (audience choice prize), and a winner in the Edward M. Murray Competition of voice, as well as a winner in the Kyrenia Vocal Competition.