Biography: Praised for her "bright, pretty voice with surprising
power" (Opera Canada), Canadian soprano Andrea Cerswell is gaining
attention and acclaim for her exciting presence on opera and concert stages.
As Antonia in Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Andrea was lauded as "one of
the vocal glories of the opera...her voice is strong...superbly supported
by her acting talent" (Halifax Chronicle Herald). Other past opera
and concert highlights include First Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Lucia (The
Rape of Lucretia), First Wood Sprite (Rusalka), Concepçion (L'heure
éspagnole), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Weber's Mass in E flat,
Haydn's Mass in a Time of War, Handel's Messiah, and Orff's Carmina Burana.
Cerswell has made appearances with the Canadian Opera Company, Opera Kitchener,
Brampton Symphony Orchestra, and Ardeleana Music. Distinguished directors
with whom she has worked include Michael Patrick Albano, Guillermo Silva-Marin
and James Marvel, and conductors Rosemary Thomson, Tyrone Patterson and
Robert Raines. Notable performances upcoming in summer 2012 include appearances
at the Bayfield Festival of Song; in Toronto as a featured performer in
Libby Hague's art installation "Be Brave! We Are In This Together;"
and as one of Mozart's most charming characters, Despina (Cosi fan tutte)
in Milan, as part of the Accademia Europea dell'Opera. Andrea graduated
with a Masters of Music in Opera from the University of Toronto. She
lives in Toronto and continues to study with Mary Morrison, O.C.
video of Andrea Cerswell's Sisters part 2