Andrew Allan Hiers
“Bass-baritone Andrew Allan Hiers delivered an impeccable performance as Don Magnifico, creating a full-throated comic character of breathless patter and theatrical wit without sacrificing any of the score’s musical specifics.” — SF Gate
Bass-baritone Andrew Allan Hiers is a burgeoning artist hailed for his “mature musicianship and superb comic timing” with and an ability to sing “with ease and warmth.” Possessing a versatile vocal range with a dark, yet vibrant, vocal timbre and an unparalleled stage presence, Mr. Hiers brings a unique color and character to every performance he undertakes.
A former young artist with the Merola Opera Program and Opera Colorado, Andrew is no stranger to big stages and high stakes. His time in San Francisco culminated in a well received performance as Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola. According to SF Gate, “Bass-baritone Andrew Allan Hiers delivered an impeccable performance as Don Magnifico, creating a full-throated comic character of breathless patter and theatrical wit without sacrificing any of the score’s musical specifics.”
Immediately following his success at Merola, Mr. Hiers joined Opera Colorado as a Resident Artist. His year in Denver was highlighted by a successful student matinee performance as the title character in Falstaff. At the end of the year he was the honored recipient of the Harold Norblom Award, given in recognition of exceptional dedication and artistic growth as a Resident Artist.
Originally from West Palm Beach, FL, Andrew has turned his immediate attention to the South Florida music scene with an eye towards national and international engagements. His vast experience in the opera world and a newfound affinity towards musical theater make him a perfect fit for any production.
Role highlights include Escamillo in Carmen, Colline in La bohème, Don Bartolo and Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Leporello in Don Giovanni, Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola, several Carlisle Floyd operas such as: Olin Blitch in Susannah, Rucker Lattimore in Cold Sassy Tree, and George in Of Mice and Men, in addition to the title characters in Don Pasquale, Falstaff, Gianni Schicchi, and Le nozze di Figaro. Mr. Hiers is a graduate of Florida State University and SUNY Binghamton.