Andrew Petracca, age 24, is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. He has been singing professionally since he was 8 years old, touring America and the world as a soloist and section leader in the All-American Boys Chorus for 6 years. In high school he pursued extensive piano and vocal studies, singing in Opera Pacific’s opera camp for 2 years and participating as a pianist at the International Institute for Young Musicians. He was given the privilege in 2007 to play the villain in the American debut of the opera “The Star Child” by German composer Hans-Andre Stamm. He studied piano performance at the University of Kansas, and also at Fullerton college where he began to acquaint himself more deeply with jazz music. In 2015 he played the title role of Mozart’s Le Nozze de Figaro at the Portland summer opera workshop under the direction of Luke Housner, and will return to Portland this summer to play Don Alfonso in their production of Cosi Fan Tutte. He currently lives in Camarillo, CA, where he is able for the first time to enjoy the ability to support himself with his vocal and pianistic talents. He often spends his free time riding a motorcycle down some of Southern California’s historic highways.
“A Night at the Light Opera”
Andrew Petracca appears with Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra on two dates: