Louis Andrew Cassar
Louis Andrew Cassar is an active Maltese Baritone in both opera and sacred genres. He has interpreted the roles of Alfio (Cavalleria Rusticana), Marcello (La Boheme), Michele (Il Tabarro) and Don Giovanni in theatres in Italy. Locally he featured in Carmen, The Magic Flute, Dido and Aeneas, La Boheme (Schaunard). He has also featured in sacred works by local contemporary composers.
In 2016, Louis was chosen to be part of APS’s project in reviving Antonio Nani’s Requiem Mass with the Bulgarian Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Mro Joseph Vella. 2017 saw Louis interpret St. Paul in the world premiere of Monsignor Marco Firisina’s Oratorio ‘Fino ai confine della terra’ with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra directed by Monsignor Frisina himself.
During the Capital of Culture, Louis was involved in various cultural events among which the premieres of the Maltese opera Ahna Refugjati as Mirani, and Pilatu in the children’s opera Il-Qtates ta’ max-Xatt, an adaptation of the award-winning children’s book by Claire Attard. In 2019, Louis was one of the soloists in the VIAF opening concert, during which both Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” and Felix Mendelssohn’s “Die Walpurgisnacht” were performed. In November 2021, Louis was chosen to participate in a Masterclass with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra with the unique opportunity to be under the tuition for an entire week with Tenor Mro Jose Cura.
Louis started his vocal studies with tenor Brian Cefai at the age of 13, studied in Italy under the tuition of Soprano Patrizia Morandini, and is currently under the artistic direction of Soprano Juliette Bizazza.