Sean Anderson, baritone
Don Pizarro, Fidelio
Baritone Sean Anderson returns to Sarasota Opera to sing the role of George in the Sarasota Opera premiere of Carlisle Floyd's Of Mice and Men. Mr. Anderson has become a true audience favorite since his debut in 2006 and most recently received great acclaim for his protrayal of John Proctor in Robert Ward's The Crucible (2011) and as Iago in Verdi's Otello (2012).
Other engagements during the 2011-2012 season found Mr. Anderson singing Figaro with Bozeman Opera's production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Papageno in The Magic Flute at Opera Delaware, Valentin in Gounod's Faust with Indianapolis Opera, Captain Cocoran in H.M.S. Pinafore at Opera New Jersey, and Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus at Knoxville Opera.
For the 2009-10 season, Mr. Anderson performed with both Indianapolis Opera and Bozeman Opera as Marcello in La bohème. With Indianapolis, he also appeared as the Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance, a role he would repeat for his debut with Chautauqua Opera during the summer. The season also saw his debut with Opera Columbus as Silvio in I Pagliacci. 2010 began and ended at Sarasota Opera, where Mr. Anderson received accolades for his first Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, and for Dandini in La Cenerentola.
Mr. Anderson's notable achievements of the past include: debuting with New York City Opera in the fall of 2007 as the Judge in Margaret Garner, performing the role of Marcello in Baz Luhrman's Bohème on Broadway, and singing the title role in the Italian premiere of Argento's Casanova. He has appeared with the Santa Fe Opera, Opera New Jersey, and Dicapo Opera.