Hailed for his “powerful, darkly-hued voice and nobility of phrasing and carriage” (Cleveland Classical), Lawson Anderson is quickly establishing himself as one of the leading bass-baritones of his generation. A former management consultant with an MBA from Columbia Business School, Anderson has made waves in the opera world coming off of his Top Prize finish at the 2018 George London Foundation Competition; his First Prize award from the Gerda Lissner Foundation’s 2017 International Vocal Competition; his Carnegie Hall debut singing Wotan from Das Rheingold; his 2017 Opera Index Top Prize Arthur E. Walters Memorial Award; representing the USA as a Finalist of the 2017 Hans Gabor Belvedere finals in Moscow and the 2018 Viñas Contest in Barcelona; a Grand Finalist and Winner of the 2017 Anita Cerquetti Voice Competition; a 2017 Grant Winner from the Giulio Gari Foundation; a 2017 Eastern Region Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and triumphant runs in the title roles of Don Giovanni with the Cleveland Opera and Le nozze di Figaro with the Berlin Opera Festival. He also recently appeared in Atlanta as bass soloist in Handel’s Messiah. Upcoming engagements take Anderson back to Italy to perform as bass soloist in Verdi’s Requiem; to Mexico City as Rocco in Fidelio; to the Nevill Holt Opera Festival in London as the title role in Le nozze di Figaro; and to New York City to make his debut as Méphistophélès in Gounod's Faust. He will also sing Figaro with the Music Academy of the West, under the baton of James Conlon in August 2018, and Colline in La Boheme and the title role in Die Fledermaus with Opera Tampa in the '18-'19 season. Lawson Anderson is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and currently resides in Manhattan. 

 
 photography by Fax Fox

photography by Fax Fox

His voice is like granite; perfectly firm, with a richly veined tone.
— New York Classical Review