Awet Andemicael

“Awet Andemicael has an absolutely amazing voice quality: it is light and airy and crystal clear, and yet, she can be full of passion and energy.“ – Robin McNeil, OpusColorado

Joy is the hallmark of soprano Awet Andemicael’s artistry.  She has been acclaimed for her “sparkling solo verses” (Opera News), “vivid musical personality” (Boston Globe), “honeyed tone” (San Francisco Classical Voice), “fine comic interplay and […] superb singing” (Washington Times). Closely associated with De Falla’s El Retablo de Maese Pedro, she has sung the role of El Trujamán with numerous ensembles, including the Boston Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Knights at the Tanglewood Festival, and the Orlando Philharmonic.

Awet’s special affinity for eighteenth-century sacred music has been featured in concerts with the Bach Collegium Japan, the Handel and Haydn Society, at Carnegie Hall and the Ravinia and Aldeburgh Festivals, with the Symphonies of Pittsburgh, Nashville, Jacksonville, Richmond, and Memphis, and with the Sebastians Chamber Ensemble.

Awet is delighted to be returning to sing with the Orlando Philharmonic next season.   Performances this season include El Retablo and selected arias with The Knights at the BRIC Festival in Brooklyn, sacred music by Vivaldi and Handel with the Charleston Symphony, Messiah with the Colorado Bach Ensemble and the Charlotte Master Chorale, Mozart’s Requiem with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, and the world premiere of Bernard Gilmore’s Journey to Freedom in Irvine, CA.  For more information on Awet’s performance schedule, recordings, and upcoming events, please visit her website: