Hailed by The Baltimore Sun for the shining color in his singing and the spark and nuance of his acting, baritone Andrew Sauvageau enjoys a diverse musical career, embracing song, oratorio, opera and other genres. He has worked with Great Noise Ensemble, Chandos Orchestra, Baltimore Vocal Arts, Bel Cantanti, St. Petersburg Opera, Opera Lafayette and New York City Opera. Recent roles include Falke (Die Fledermaus), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Floro (Mirena e Floro), Mercutio (Roméo et Juliette), Forester (Cunning Little Vixen), Herr Bauer (Dora), Count Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro), and Wild Thing with Horns (Where the Wild Things Are). As a concert soloist, Mr. Sauvageau performed Bach’s Magnificat and Mozart’s C Minor Mass under Helmuth Rilling in his native Oregon, as well as Bach’s Johannes-Passion, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem and Handel’s Messiah in the Greater Baltimore/Washington area. Mr. Sauvageau's affinity for romantic lieder has been displayed in recitals of Die Schöne Müllerin and both books of Brahms’s Liebeslieder Waltzer at the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore, with further recitals planned in 2012 at Mount Vernon Music Space. His love of 20th-century and contemporary American song has led him to perform a variety of concerts nationwide, including premieres of several new works by emerging American composers. Mr. Sauvageau has studied with William Sharp and Milagro Vargas and worked extensively with John Shirley-Quirk, JoAnn Kulesza, and Robert Muckenfuss. As a Tanglewood Music Center Fellow in 2010, he worked closely with Phyllis Curtin, Dawn Upshaw, Mark Morris, Lucy Shelton, Kayo Iwama, Oliver Knussen and Alan Smith. Mr. Sauvageau has recorded on the Naxos label with Opera Lafayette, was stage director for the world premiere of Jake Runestad's short opera The Toll and is one of the artistic directors and co-founder of hexaCollective, an ensemble which embraces diversity and adaptability in its programming and performers.