Cuban-American tenor Andres Acosta begins the 2017 season with his final master’s recital at the Jacobs School of Music, where he studied with acclaimed soprano Carol Vaness. Andres will spend his summer as a part of the Merola Opera Program, where he will make his San Francisco debut as a part of the Scwabacher Concert and then later cover Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola. His time with Merola this season comes to a close with the Grand Finale Concert, where he will then be a Resident Artist with Minnesota Opera as a part of its 2017–2018 season.
Andres begins the season at Minnesota Opera by covering Ernesto in Don Pasquale and then performs the role of Don Basilio in Le nozze di Figaro. He also covers the role of the Duke and performs the role of Borsa in Rigoletto. The tenor closes the season covering the role of Nicias in Thaïs.
Andres' repertoire includes Aracdio in Florencia en el Amazonas, Alfred in Die Fledermaus, Fernando in Così fan tutte, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, and Sam Kaplan in Street Scene. In 2017, He received an encouragement award as a central regional finalist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He won second place in the Dorothy Lincoln-Smith competition and first place in the National Society of Arts and Letters-Bloomington Chapter competition. Andres was awarded the Judy George Junior Young Artist first prize award in the 2015, the Young Patronesses of the Arts competition, and is recognized as a Brautlecht Estate Endowed and Music Guild Scholar.
Andres completed his bachelor of arts degree at Florida State University, where he studied with David Okerlund.