Andrea Pitman, soprano, is pleased to return to the Prescott Pops Symphony after singing the role of Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance in 2014. She is an Arizona native and made her debut with Arizona Opera as Lucy Brown in The Threepenny Opera, and with The Phoenix Symphony as First Fairy in Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Most recently she performed the soprano solos in Messiah with The Phoenix Symphony and Grand Canyon University, returned to the role of Madame Goldentrille in The Impresario with Opera Revolution, and appeared as a guest artist in Lyric Opera Theatre’s Die Fledermaus, singing Strauss’ coloratura aria, Frühlingsstimmen.
Favorite operatic roles include Norina (Don Pasquale), Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos), both soprano roles in Mozart’s The Impresario, Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte), the title role in The Merry Widow; and Belinda in Dido and Aeneas.
Equally at home in musical theatre, she has especially enjoyed playing Marian in The Music Man (for which she received an ariZoni award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical), as well as Sister Sophia (Sound of Music) and Mrs. Mops (Menken’s A Christmas Carol) which she performed with Broadway Palm West. She has also appeared around the greater Phoenix area in Showtune Productions’ performances of Broadway Showstoppers and Sounds of Christmas.
Andrea received her Doctorate of Musical Arts in voice from Arizona State University, where she has also served as a Faculty Associate in Voice for three years. She earned a Master of Music in voice from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Music in voice from ASU. She currently resides in Tempe with her husband and two young sons.