REVIEWS

 

for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis' La Traviata, May 2018   

"Fine work is also done by several "Gerdine Young Artists" – Simona Rose Genga as Annina, Jeff Byrnes as the Baron and Andrew Munn as the Doctor."

Broadway World, May 2018

"The secondary cast also holds court in both acting and singing categories. Simona Rose Genga is a powerful Annina, maid to Violetta, and Andrew Munn in the small but important role of Violetta’s doctor in the final act." 

The Stage Door St. Louis, May 2018

"The fine supporting cast includes Briana Hunter as the fun-loving Flora, Jeff Byrnes as the villainous Baron Douphol, Simona Rose Genga as Violetta’s faithful maid Annina, Matthew Dalen as Alfredo’s pal Gastone and Andrew Munn as Violetta’s physician Dr. Grenvil." 

Ladue News, May 2018


for Juilliard Opera's Hippolye et Arice, April 2018   

"The trio of Fates play a key role in the opera--in particular their aria, "Quelle soudaine horreur," with its shifting harmonies, warning Theseus of troubles ahead--and tenor Charles Sy, baritone Xiaomeng Zhang (in a baritenor role) and bass Andrew Munn knocked it out of the park."

Broadway World, April 2018

"the haunting Parques of Sy, Xiaomeng Zhang and Andrew Munn overcome Wadsworth’s noisy excesses in Hell to do justice to the most powerful act in all Rameau."

Parterre Box, April 2018

"In a bit of luxury casting, the roles of the three Fates went to tenor Charles Sy, baritone Xiaomeng Zhang (singing baritenor, and singing it just fine) and bass Andrew Munn. Their trio was a highlight of the evening."

Voce di Meche, April 2018


for New York Festival of Song's Protest! March 2018   

"‘Protest’ was the timely title and political theme of the New York Festival of Song's (NYFOS) program at Merkin Concert Hall, featuring a septet of excellent, expressive young singers…  Munn entered, coming down the aisle, to address the company and audience firmly, in ‘Bella ciao,’ an Italian anthem of anti-fascist forces… Munn related Alfred Hayes and Earl Robinson’s “Joe Hill,” relating ‘every mine and mill/Where workers strike and organize,’ to his personal experience as an Appalachian anti-coal organizer, before moving us as he sang the song, largely acapella … Marc Blitzstein’s title song from ‘The Cradle Will Rock’... was sung by Munn, joined by the ensemble, as the rousing finale."

Q On Stage: New York's Performance and Art Reviews, March 2018

"The admirable forces included Shereen Pimentel, Christine Taylor Price, sopranos; Nicole Flores Thomas, mezzo; Joshua Blue, tenor; Dimitri Katotakis, Jacob Scharfman, baritones; and Andrew Munn, bass... Emotional highlights for me were Pimentel’s distinctively tangy voice on “Big Yellow Taxi,” and Munn’s forthright 'Joe Hill.'"

Gay City News, March 2018

"Another very powerful song was the ballad "Joe Hill", written by Alfred Hayes and Earl Robinson and performed with great depth of feeling by bass Andrew Munn who drew on his real life experience in Appalachia to give the song a very present quality that struck us right in the gut."

Voce di Meche, March 2018

"Solos, duets, and full ensemble vocals abounded with tonal luminosity and compelling theatricality…. the deeply resonant bass, Andrew Munn, sang “Bella Ciao.”

Jazz and Cabaret Corner, March 2018


for Juilliard Opera's Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor, February 2018   

"The scene-stealer was Mr. Munn, clomping about in a great pair of work boots and speaking with an outrageous accent, he then proved to have an impressive, full bass with pleasing low notes. "

Superconductor, February 2018

"Andrew Munn made a meal of Dr. Caius’s malaprop-laden Franco-German."

Opera News, February 2018


for "The Genius of Monteverdi," concert of Madrigals conducted by WIlliam Christie with Juilliard415. 

"Andrew Munn, Joshua Blue, and John Noh parodied the whole love/battle metaphor with mock horses, mock fleeing, mock attempts to save the world from that terrible villain Love. Like Shakespeare, Monteverdi enjoyed following tragedy with comedy, and here the comedy was (in Dante’s words) divine."

The Classical Music Network, October 2017


for the world premier of "The Sand Reckoner" by Nathan Davis at The Tanglewood Music Center

"A sextet of terrific voices (soprano Alexandra Smither and bass Andrew Munn, most notably), with Greenberg on celeste and computer sounds, brought to life a piece that sounded organic in every measure."

Music Critic, Keith Powers, Leonora Overture August 2017


for Juilliard Opera's Agrippina by Handel in Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, February 2017

"It was a fabulous night, with performers you will hear about again: sopranos Nicolette Mavroleon and Onadek Winan; mezzo-sopranos Avery Amereau and Samantha Hankey; countertenor Jakub Józef Orlinski; baritone Jacob Scharfman; bass-baritone Cody Quattlebaum; and bass Andrew Munn."

Fred Plotkin, Operavore, WQXR February 2017

"Laurence Cummings, a Baroque specialist, conducted the period band Juilliard415 and a talented cast of students from the school’s vocal arts program."

James Ostereich, New York Times, February 2017


for Second Prisoner in Fidelio by Beethoven at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, July 2016

“excellent young singers as the First and Second Prisoners, tenor Cameron Schutza and bass Andrew Munn.”

Broadway World, August 2016


for Beethoven Lieder at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, July 2016

“Andrew Munn’s sonorous bass and sensitive phrasing were put on particularly good display.”

The Huffington Post August 2, 2016


for Beethoven in The Classical Style by Steven Stucky at the Aspen Music Festival, 2015

“Sonorous bass Andrew Munn made a moody and gawky Beethoven… Audience response was highly enthusiastic. The laughs kept coming, the casts delivered good comedic timing and even better singing.”

Aspen Times, August 4, 2015

“This staging, performed enthusiastically by members of the Aspen Opera Theater Center, and directed briskly by Edward Berkeley, served as a rewarding vehicle for the wigged Big Three… basso Andrew Munn, suitably gruff as Beethoven.  The trio displayed fine singing and decent acting, each doubling in smaller roles along with the rest of the cast.”

Opera News, November 2015


for Reverend Wadsworth in Emily by Eva Kendrick with the Thompson Street Opera, 2014

“Andrew Munn’s rich, velvety bass is a delightful presence.”

Louisville Public Media May 24, 2014