Lyric Baritone, Andrew Fellows has performed in opera, musical theatre, cabarets, and concerts ranging from Rogers and Hammerstein to Mozart. Currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Andrew made his professional operatic debut in 2019 covering the role of Elder McLean and singing the roles of Man 1 & 2 in Festival Opera’s production of Carlisle Floyd's Susannah in Walnut Creek California. During the Pandemic he took part in Lisette Oropesa’s masterclass series, and during the 2021-2022 season made his return to the operatic stage appearing in the comprimario role of Rodin’s Apprentice in the world premiere of A Jake Heggie Triptych. Recently he joined the chorus for Opera San Jose's sold out production of Carmen. Shortly after Andrew made his role debut as Figaro in the Stanford University opera department’s production of Le Nozze di Figaro, to critical acclaim. During the summer Andrew will return to Festival Opera for their production of Norma. He will then join the Varna International Music Festival, in Myrtle Beach South Carolina, to make his role debut as the Toreador Escamillo in their production of Carmen. Andrew has studied voice and trained privately since 2010; studying with teachers and coaches such as William Sauerland, Eugene Brancoveanu, John Brancy, Zachary Gordin and most recently, Amy Shoremount-Obra.
"Stepping into the Dinkelspiel Auditorium on Friday, my attention was immediately drawn by the cozy set lit by a soft, blue light and the orchestra’s accompanying joyful tunes. This past weekend, the Department of Music presented “Figaro’s Wedding,” a curtailed adaptation of Mozart’s famous opera “The Marriage of Figaro.”... From the very beginning, with the orchestra’s iconic Overture resounding in the auditorium, the production did not disappoint… Above all, the production impressed me with the singers’ breathtaking delivery of arias and recitatives, relying on no amplification technology other than their vocal chords... I was ...captivated by the humor each singer was able to embody across such barriers. Upon discovering the Count’s sexual predatory behavior towards his fiancée, Figaro’s (performed by Festival Opera singer Andrew Fellows) parody of the Count’s movements as he sang “If you want to dance, Sir Count, I’ll play the guitar for you” had me in a roar of laughter at his comical subversion of class hierarchies. In the end, Figaro dramatically opens his bosom to Susanna dressed as the Countess to torment her into thinking that he is throwing himself at the Countess, evoking chuckles from the audience... the Department of Music’s production of “Figaro’s Wedding” — with its overwhelming talent and thought-provoking themes — was a spectacle both entertaining and rewarding to the audience."
- The Stanford Daily, Arts & Life, 2022 - "Figaro's Wedding" (Le Nozze di Figaro)