Bass-baritone Andrew Gilstrap spent the 2019-2020 Season as a member of the Minnesota Opera Resident Artist Program. While there, Mr. Gilstrap performed the roles of Basilio in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia and the Immigration Officer in Dove’s Flight. Mr. Gilstrap is an alumnus of the Wolf Trap Opera Studio and the Des Moines Metro Opera Apprentice Program. He has sung as a soloist with several Texas orchestras, including Mercury: Orchestra for the World and the Denton Bach Society; works included Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, and a collection of Mexican Baroque Christmas songs. He sang with the National Orchestral Institute as a soloist in their 2018 concert Pops Extravaganza: Bernstein at 100.