About Gustav Andreassen
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.

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."
A native of Oregon, Norwegian-American bass Gustav Andreassen is married to Stacey Rishoi, a mezzo-soprano.  They currently reside in the Cincinnati area.
Photo:  Christian Steiner
"Four up-and-coming singers will show their stuff at a smorgasbord of operatic highlights on Saturday, March 22, [2003,] in Discovery Theatre[, Anchorage, Alaska]" reports Mike Dunham for the Anchorage Daily News. "Soprano Jane Jennings, mezzo-soprano Jane Dutton, tenor Daniel Weeks and bass Gustav Andreassen will perform 'greatest hit' solo and ensemble showpieces sure to set any opera buff salivating."