Andrew Adridge is a proud Toronto-born Guyanese Canadian multidisciplinary artist, performer, and arts administrator. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto holding both a Bachelor of Music Performance in Voice and a Master of Music in Opera. Credits at UofT Opera include, Bacchus in Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers (2016), and the title role in Don Giovanni (2017). He made his Kennedy Centre debut in Washington, D.C. on the Millennium Stage as a soloist with the Nathaniel Dett Chorale. Andrew has attended summer programs both in Canada and in the United States including NUOVA, The Chautauqua Institution Voice Program, and the Banff program. Most recent singing credits include: Stephen Marshall in Nicole Lizée’s No One’s Safe with the Opera in the 21st Century program at the Banff Centre, singing the role of Schaunard in Puccini/Ivany’s La Bohème in Against the Grain Theatre’s Canada-wide touring production, and a return to the baritone role in Soundstreams’ Electric Messiah.
Andrew’s passion for the artform extends beyond performing. He is an avid writer having contributed to both Opera Canada and Ludwig Van Toronto and continues his pursuits through his personal blog and through spoken word bringing to light issues around artistry, identity, and race. He was a member of the Portfolio Artist Collective with Opera.ca as the Operations Associate and currently works for Tapestry Opera as the Advancement Associate. Andrew is also the Co-Founder of Opera InReach an initiative aimed at examining the civic impact of opera, creating an authentic Canadian identity for it, and engaging the next generation with equitable and diverse digital programming and mentorship. Andrew graciously acknowledges the traditional caretakers of the land he calls home. The Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples.