MacMillan, Andrew

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MacMillan, Andrew

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1914-1967

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Andrew MacMillan was a bass-baritone opera singer and stage director, born in Glasgow, Scotland on November 22, 1914. He moved to Montreal with his family in 1916 and began studies at age 17 with Finlay Campbell. Following World War Two, he studied voice at the Royal Conservatory Opera School (now the University of Toronto Opera Division) with Ernesto Vinci, and in 1949 became a teaching assistant to Herman Geiger-Torel. He joined the Canadian Opera Company (COC) in 1950 as a singer and assistant stage director. His roles included Colline and Schaunard in La Bohème, the Secret Police Agent in The Consul, Frank and Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, Papageno in The Magic Flute, Almaviva, Figaro, Dr. Bartolo in The Marriage of Figaro, and Jupiter in Orpheus in the Underworld. In the 1950s he sang with the Opera Association of Central America. He directed Madama Butterfly (1962), La Bohème (1963, 1965), and Die Fledermaus (1964) for the Canadian Opera Company. MacMillan passed away on February 7, 1967 in Toronto.

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Created December 11, 2019.

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