AIDA - Welsh National Opera

The Times Online

Andrew Gangestad is a chillingly effective Ramfis;

AIDA - Welsh National Opera

London Telegraph

“Andrew Gangestad as Ramfis … provided the evening’s best all-around performance.”

AIDA - Welsh National Opera

Seen and Heard International

Andrew Gangestad invested Ramfis with a disturbing and threatening power and sang with security and weight – a fine performance

LA SONNAMBULA - Michigan Opera Theatre

Detroit Press

“Andrew Gangestad’s honeyed resonance, as the Count, all but stole the show….”

LA SONNAMBULA - Michigan Opera Theatre

Opera News

“Korean-American bass Andrew Gangestad filled Rodolfo’s notes with rich, unfettered sound.”

IL TROVATORE - Toledo Opera

Opera News Online

Andrew Gangestad was a Ferrando of marvelous voice, full and vibrant but capable of movement.

LA BOHEME - Opera Pacific

Opera News Online

... and Andrew Gangestad (Colline) were lively comrades, with the latter providing a distinguished account of the song to the old coat.

LA BOHEME - Opera Pacific

Orange County Register

“Andrew Gangestad … supplied a quietly distinguished account of the song to an old coat (‘Vecchia zimarra’).”

BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 9 - Columbus Symphony

The Columbus Dispatch

Baritone Andrew Gangestad delivered a strong recitative that helped usher in the proper tone for what followed.

TURANDOT - Kentucky Opera

The Courier-Journal

“Andrew Gangestad was an unusually distinctive, majestic-voiced Timur, a blind king in rags who commanded attention.”

TURANDOT - Kentucky Opera

Opera News Online

Andrew Gangestad's Timur had an eye-catching dignity and nobility even while perfectly still, his luxurious, grandiose voice bursting with emotion.

IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA _ Lyric Opera of Kansas City

Kansas City Star

“… Andrew Gangestad (Don Basilio) … demonstrated a glorious bass voice.”

LA DAMNATION DE FAUST - Boston Symphony Orchestra

The New York Times

Andrew Gangestad brought his sturdy bass voice to the role of Brander.

LA DAMNATION DE FAUST - Boston Symphony Orchestra

Opera News Online

As the inebriated student Brander, Andrew Gangestad offered firm bass tones with jollity and dash.

DON GIOVANNI - Opera Pacific

LA Times

As Leporello, Andrew Gangestad matched Tiggs in terms of color, though he had a more crystalline edge to the voice. Except for the differences in their heights (Tiggs being taller), Leporello’s impersonation of the Don was entirely credible.

DON GIOVANNI - Opera Pacific

Opera News Online

Andrew Gangestad gave a crisply voiced, nicely understated account of Leporello.

DON CARLO - The Metropolitan Opera

Opera News Online

and Andrew Gangestad sang fulsomely as the friar.

DON CARLO - The Metropolitan Opera

The New York Sun

“Andrew Gangestad was a radiant, gleaming friar – exuding the necessary gravity, too.”

LA BOHEME - Kentucky Opera

Opera News Online

...and Andrew Gangestad (Colline), both rock-solid professionals with lovely voices.

LE NOZZE DI FIGARO - Bellingham Music Festival

The Bellingham Herald

“Bass Andrew Gangestad played a fantastic Figaro. … Gangestad seized each opportunity to maximize dramatic and comedic effect. His performance climaxed in the last act when … he sang beautifully a solo aria lamenting, ‘He who trusts a woman is a madman.’ ”

AIDA - Opera Pacific

Orange County Register

Andrew Gangestad provided a darkly stentorian Ramfis

DER FREISCHÜTZ – Opera Orchestra of New York

Opera News Online

"But the young bass, Andrew Gangestad, crowned the opera’s finale as a generous-toned hermit, setting everything right."

DER FREISCHÜTZ – Opera Orchestra of New York

New York Sun

“…and the bass Andrew Gangestad intoned the Hermit’s deus ex machina pronouncements majestically.”

DON GIOVANNI – Sarasota Opera

The Observer (Florida)

“Leporello was played with panache by Andrew Gangestad, a Sarasota Opera veteran. Not only does Gangestad sing well, he’s also an excellent character actor and he makes us savor every moment he’s on stage.”

DON GIOVANNI – Sarasota Opera

Sarasota Herald-Tribune

“Andrew Gangestad [as Leporello] was simply amazing as he nimbly negotiated some tricky fast talking and singing.”

THE EMPEROR OF ATLANTIS - Cincinnati Opera

Opera Canada

The latter, looking like a tired old warrior in ancient garb, was given a resonant dignity by bass Andrew Gangestad.

THE EMPEROR OF ATLANTIS – Cincinnati Opera

Opera News

“Andrew Gangestad’s sepulchral Death projected imposing dignity.”

THE EMPEROR OF ATLANTIS – Cincinnati Opera

The Wall Street Journal

“… strong work from bass Andrew Gangestad…”

THE EMPEROR OF ATLANTIS – Cincinnati Opera

Cincinnati CityBeat

“Andrew Gangestad acts with ancient grace and sings the score’s most persuasive material with assured power.”

THE EMPEROR OF ATLANTIS – Cincinnati Opera

The Cincinnati Post

“…bass Andrew Gangestad…sang and acted…vividly.”

LA GIOCONDA – Opera Orchestra of New York

NY Newsday

“…and young Andrew Gangestad made a star turn of the monk’s few lines.”

Macbeth – Sarasota Opera

Sarasota Herald-Tribune

“Andrew Gangestad, as Banquo, displays a bass voice of great power and beauty.”

Macbeth – Sarasota Opera

Opera Now

“Andrew Gangestad as Banquo gave [an] impressive performance.”

Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis – Berkshire Choral Festival

The Berkshire Eagle

“…and Andrew Gangestad, who revealed one of those gorgeous, even bass voices that arrives on the scene all too rarely.”

Il Barbiere di Siviglia – Connecticut Opera

The Hartford Courant

“…Gangestad—whose resonant voice was one of the evening’s pleasures…”

Semiramide – Minnesota Opera

Opera

“Andrew Gangestad must be mentioned for his solidly delivered high priest, Oroe.”

Semiramide – Minnesota Opera

Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Andrew Gangestad sang an impressive Oroe, the high priest ....”

Semiramide – Minnesota Opera

Classical Singer

“The priest Oroe was sung magnificently by bass Andrew Gangestad…This is an extremely beautiful voice, powerful, wonderfully controlled, and his singing was exceptional and stylish. One hopes to hear him again. Not many voices give this much pleasure.”

Tamerlano – Spoleto Festival USA

The Post and Courier

“Andrew Gangestad sang with startling power and resonance…”

Tamerlano – Spoleto Festival USA

Charleston City Paper

“…a humorous and richly sonorous performance…”

La Bohème – Syracuse Opera

The Ithaca Journal

“The Colline of Andrew Gangestad, whose rich bass voice lent a fine balance to ensembles, was exceptional in his brief farewell to his overcoat in Act 4.”

La Bohème – New York City Opera

The New York Times

“Andrew Gangestad, new this season, was a pleasing Colline.”

Handel’s Messiah - Charleston Symphony Orchestra

The Post and Courier

“The imposing bass voice of Andrew Gangestad rolled out with stentorian authority.”