As Ceprano in Rigoletto with Opera Vivente (Baltimore, MD) (2006) . . .
“Sturdy support came from . . . Andrew Bawden (Ceprano)”
Tim Smith, Baltimore Sun, April 3, 2006
As 1st Place and Audience Favorite winner with Rochester Oratorio Society’s Rochester Classical Idol Competition (2007) . . .
“Tall, dark and handsome, he sings even more seductively than Clay Aiken and has a better sense of humor than Simon Cowell.”
Stuart Low, Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY), April 29, 2007
As Valentin* in Faust with Tri-Cities Opera (Binghamton, NY) (2009) . . .
“[His] famous departure aria was performed with wistful expression and warmth of tone”
S.G. Landesman, Ithaca Journal, May 7, 2009
(*aria performed in D-flat)
As Malatesta in Don Pasquale with Hubbard Hall Opera Theater (Cambridge, NY) . . .
“The four leads all had strong voices . . . Baritone Andrew Bawden as his doctor Malatesta was smooth and eloquent. . . . Together, they were a troupe of experienced comics each playing off the other, let alone playing to the crowd, which loved it. Best of all, they worked with each other in a natural way—stage movement was not overdone or satirized and always done with much vitality.”
Geraldine Freeman, The Daily Gazette, August 14, 2011
“Malatesta is played by Andrew Bawden whose rich baritone enhances the production as does his playing of the conspirator with a wink and a sly smile.”
Bob Goepfert, The Troy Record, August 18, 2011
“Andrew Bawden plays the scheming Dr. Malatesta, who dreams up the outlandish prank which gives Don Pasquale his comeuppance, with great verve and like all the major characters in this opera, he is a very accomplished singer.”
Alex Brooks, The Eastwick Press, August 19, 2011