Lawson Anderson

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, Lawson has made waves in the opera world coming off of a First Prize award from the Gerda Lissner Foundation’s International Vocal Competition, his Carnegie Hall debut singing Wotan from Das Rheingold, a Grand Finalist and Winner of the 2017 Anita Cerquetti Voice Competition, a 2017 Eastern Region Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and a triumphant run in the title role of Don Giovanni with the Cleveland Opera. Upcoming engagements take Lawson back to Italy to perform as bass soloist in Verdi’s Requiem, to Moscow to represent the USA in the Finals of the 2017 Hans Gabor Belvedere Voice Competition, and to Berlin to sing the title role in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. Lawson will also return to the International Vocal Arts Festival under Joan Dornemann and Paul Nadler, where he has served as a principal artist for several seasons in New York City, Montreal and Tel Aviv. Lawson is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and currently resides in Manhattan.