|Gustav Andreassen played the role of Osmin for the Boston Lyric Opera in performances in English of Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio on November 6, 8, 10 (matinee), 12, 15, 17 (matinee), and 19, 2002.
The Boston Herald described his performance as "stellar."
Lloyd Schwartz in the Boston Phoenix of November 14-21, 2002, wrote: "The great comic role is Osmin, the salacious and sadistic harem overseer, who’s infatuated with Blonde. Big basso Gustav Andreasson has the vocal flexibility and bottom-of-the-well low notes Mozart requires, and he’s a nimble performer. But he doesn’t inhabit this part from inside. The best Osmins are both silly and bloodthirsty — Oliver Hardy and Boris Karloff rolled into one. Andreasson seems only to be playacting."