The Academy of Vocal Arts

Resident Artists

André Courville, bass-baritone

AVA second-year Resident Artist

Hometown: Lafayette, Louisiana.

Education: Vocal Performance, Loyola University.

Competitions: First Place, Giargiari Bel Canto Competition, 2014; Encouragement Award, Gerda Lissner Foundation International Vocal Competition, 2014; Second Place, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (Gulf Coast Region), 2013 and 2012; District Winner, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (New Orleans), 2013 and 2012

Roles at AVA: De Brétigny, Manon; Baron, La traviata; Don Alfonso, Così fan tutte.

Other Roles: Count Monterone, Rigoletto, Caramoor International Music Festival, July 2014; Famigliare/Paggio/Sir Gualtiero Raleigh (cover), Roberto Devereux, Opera Orchestra of New York, June 2014; Bass soloist, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, Philadelphia Sinfonia, June 2014; George/Terry, Double Exposure, Opera Philadelphia; Marquis, La traviata, Santa Fe Opera; title role, Le nozze di Figaro, Vancouver Summer Opera Studio; Don Alfonso, Così fan tutte; Hermann/Crespel/Schlémil, Les Contes d'Hoffmann; Rambaldo, La rondine; all with the Martina Arroyo Foundation; Giorgio, The Gondoliers, Loyola Opera Theatre; Bartolo, Il barbiere di Siviglia; Simone, Gianni Schicchi; Marquis, La traviata; Notary, La Périchole; Sepoy, Lakmé, all with Opera in the Ozarks.

Upcoming Engagements: Masetto, Don Giovanni, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, September 2014.