Andy LarsonAndy Anderson

Praised by critics and audiences for his sensitive and lyrical conducting and his ability to “provide solid musical support from the podium (The Sondheim Review),” Maestro Andy Anderson has established himself as a conductor with “no shortage of talent on display” (Kansas City Star).

He passionately held the title of Artistic Director of Mobile Opera 2008 until 2015. During his tenure at Mobile Opera, Maestro Anderson introduced the company’s first Wagner opera, expanded the audience by scheduling not only highly celebrated operas but also hit musical theater pieces, and incorporated high-tech video projections as a new and exciting attribute in several of the production’s scenic designs.

Upcoming engagements include a debut with Ash Lawn Opera conducting My Fair Lady and Turandot with Rimrock Opera.

In 2013, Maestro Anderson made his debut with Nashville Opera conducting Die Zauberflöte and Anchorage Opera conducting Tosca.

Maestro Anderson has held several esteemed positions such as Assistant Conductor with Lyric Opera of Kansas City for three seasons, Artistic Director of Civic Opera Theater of Kansas City for five seasons, Music Director of the Kansas City Civic Orchestra for eight seasons, Assistant Conductor of the Colorado MahlerFest in Boulder, Colorado for ten seasons, Assistant Conductor with Kansas City Ballet for two seasons, and Founder/Artistic Director of the Kansas City Puccini Festival for nine successful seasons.

Recent performances include Werther, Manon Lescaut, Madama Butterfly, The Mikado, La fanciulla del West, Don Pasquale, Turandot, Sunset Blvd., Candide, The Light in the Piazza, Tosca, Der fliegende Holländer, Lucia di Lammermoor, and Sweeney Todd with Mobile Opera; The End of the Affair, Aida, The Pirates of Penzance and Il barbiere di Siviglia with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City; Showboat with Fresno Grand Opera; Floyd’s Cold Sassy Tree with Amarillo Opera; Rigoletto, Tosca, The Merry Widow, La fanciulla del West, Carmen, La bohéme, and Il barbiere di Siviglia with Rimrock Opera; Hello Dolly, The Drowsey Chaperone, Avenue Q, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Gypsy, My Fair Lady, A Little Night Music, The Gondoliers, Patience, The Boy Friend, and Kiss Me, Kate with LOOK Musical Theatre.

Other opera credits include the world premiere of Everlasting Universe by John Mueter, Rorem’s Our Town, The Medium, The Mikado, Street Scene, Verdi’s Falstaff, Sondheim’s Passion, La rondine, Madama Butterfly, Le nozze di Figaro, Manon Lescaut, Edgar, La traviata, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi, Ariadne auf Naxos, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Il tabarro, Don Giovanni, and Amahl and the Night Visitors.

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