Acadiana Center for the Arts
Bastille Day Concert
"The American bass-baritone, André Courville, produced an excellent performance in the role of the High Priest of the Mexicans... He dominated the scene set in the temple. His voice is powerful and authoritative. Recitatives were carefully molded and sung with an uncompromising edge. However, what also impressed was the beauty of voice; it has a full-bodied, rounded sound underpinned by an inviting warmth which is able to draw the listener towards him."
"André Courville was a commanding, believable Figaro who sang with burnished tones."
"André Courville, dans le rôle de Basilio, baryton-basse fermement appuyé et sonore, propose un naturel comique, détaillé et inventif : l’interprétation de son air “La Calunnia” (la calomnie) est inventive, montrant de très sûrs aigus."
THE WASHINGTON POST
"warm rich bass-baritone"
THE CHARLESTON POST AND COURIER
"André Courville displayed his excellent instrument with clear, resonant low notes and fast, delineated passage work."
"The night’s best... with supercharged vocal and physical presence."
Courville's basso cantante has both smooth richness and bite"
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
"André Courville's Elijah was passionate and forthright, a devoted prophet with clear faith and direction."
"excellent instrument... one of AVA's rising stars"
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
"imposing bass voice"
"André Courville, a superb bass-baritone... unleashed charm and confidence for days"
"Talented Cajun bass-baritone André Courville has the live-wire stage presence and fine, wide-ranging voice that the role of Méphistophélès demands"
BROAD STREET REVIEW
"André Courville stole the show"
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
"André Courville (Méphistophélès) had a rich, enormous sound, and was deliciously evil."
"André Courville as the curse-bearing Count Monterone was suitably formidable, delivering the dark maledizione with enough ominous reverberance to credibly put the fear of God into Powell's Rigoletto."
THE HUFFINGTON POST
"couldn't be more commanding."
OPERA MAGAZINE, UK
"one of AVA's most gifted singers, the role [Mustafà] showed off his fine timbre and technique"
THE MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINEL
"André Courville brought passionate singing, a mercurial character and some playful physical comedy to the role of Masetto."
"He gave a confident, showy performance…
producing a rich, warm sound."
"André Courville gave the standout performance...
He possesses a splendid, lush bass-baritone that never faltered in volume, accuracy or expressivity."