He excelled at every demand placed upon him. More Andres please.
“And let’s talk about Andres Acosta… this young tenor has been a resident artist with MN Opera all season and has played small roles in every show this year. And praise all that is holy, he’s finally been given the leading role! From his sheepish and delicate opening scene to his existential-crisis-turned-to-art-aria in the church pew, he excelled at every demand placed upon him. More Andres please.”
"A sweet, lyrical voice."
“Protagonist Timothy Laughlin (Acosta, a Cuban-American tenor with a sweetly lyrical voice) meets the older and more established Hawkins Fuller (Adams), who soon mentors him in more than just his career... Acosta shines in “Last night. How many? How many kisses?”, Laughlin’s confession aria, a sweeping yet intimate piece with great scope and tremulous music.”
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"Acosta...sets the heart alight."
“Andres Acosta brings such an endearing innocence to Tim as to set the heart alight. His aria in the church brings the joy within Spears’ score to full flower, and his open-hearted enthusiasm remains magnetic during the couple’s love scenes, even when Hawk’s words can give you the unsettling feeling that, for him, this is more about exploitation than love.”
Acosta offers perhaps the most endearing performance of a gay character you'll ever see.
“Andres Acosta, as beta male Timothy Laughlin, offers perhaps the most endearing performance of a gay character you’ll ever see. Timothy, a devout Catholic, adheres to embedded conservative values that are upended when he succumbs to the passionate and movie-star-handsome Hawkins Fuller. Acosta numinously portrays a monumental personal struggle between loving homosexual yearnings and religious formidability.”
“Timothy was ardently sung by tenor Andres Acosta, whose acting skillfully externalized the feelings of a credulous ingénu beguiled by the bright lights and bustling egos of the big city.”
“Adams and Acosta are exceptional singers of Spears’ demanding score.”
“The wonderfully empathetic Andres Acosta.”