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Louis Andrew Cassar


Louis Andrew Cassar is an active Maltese Baritone in both opera and sacred genres.  He has interpreted the roles of Alfio in “Cavalleria Rusticana”, Marcello and Schaunard in “La Bohème”, Michele in “Il Tabarro” and the title role in Don Giovanni in theatres in Italy. Locally he featured in “Carmen” as Escamilo, in “The Magic Flute” as Sarastro and Papageno, as Monterone in Rigoletto, as Aeneas in “Dido and Aeneas”, and in “La Bohème” as 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 Maestro Joseph Vella. 2017 saw Louis interpret St. Paul in the world premiere of Monsignor Marco Firisina’s Oratorio “Fino ai confini della terra” with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra directed by Monsignor Firisina himself.

During the 2018 Valletta European Capital of Culture, Louis was involved in various cultural events among which the premieres of the Maltese opera “Aħna Refuġjati” 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 of an entire week’s tuition with Tenor Maestro José Cura. In November 2022, he featured as Dun Mikiel Xerri in Maestro Joseph Vella’s “Rewwixta”. In March 2013 he was chosen by Maestro Cura to feature as Cesare Angelotti in the Manoel Theatre Opera production of Tosca alongside the internationally acclaimed Tenor who played Mario Cavaradossi.

Outside the classical field, Louis did feature in other productions, such as the 2009 premiere of “Porn the Musical”, were he played the role of the porn director Martin Scorsleasy.

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 Bisazza.

Louis Andrew Cassar
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