A member of Minnesota Opera’s Resident Artist Program, baritone Andrew Lovato has swiftly established himself as a young artist on the rise. He makes his Minnesota Opera debut as the role of Sonora in La fanciulla del West and later as Dancaïro in Carmen. He will also be appearing in the world premiere of The Manchurian Candidate. Mr. Lovato performed the role of Sciarrone with Dayton Opera during its 2013 performance of Tosca. Also in 2013 he performed the character of Dr. Malatesta in Santa Fe Opera’s Apprentice Artist opera scenes program. On the Central City Opera stage, Mr. Lovato performed the role of Schaunard in its student matinee performance of La bohème in 2012.
Mr. Lovato is a winner of the George L. Hackett Scholarship in the 2011 Livingston Mather Competition. He graduated with a Master of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music in 2012. There he performed the role of Masetto in its production of Don Giovanni. He was a soloist with the Cincinnati Vocal Arts Ensemble during the 2012–2013 season. Hailing from Waukesha, Wisconsin, Mr. Lovato received his Bachelor of Music from Lawrence University in Appleton.