Andrew Lovato has swiftly established himself as a young artist on the rise. Mr. Lovato will be making his Cincinnati Opera debut in Ricky Ian Gordon’s Morning Star as Harry Engel. He will be returning to Minnesota Opera to perform the role of Harlequin in Ariadne auf Naxos as well as Sciarrone in Tosca. Mr. Lovato made his Minnesota Opera debut as the role of Sonora in La fanciulla del West and subsequently performed the role of Young Raymond in the world premiere of The Manchurian Candidate by Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell as well as the role of El Dancaïro in Carmen with the Minnesota Opera. In 2013 he performed the character of Dr. Malatesta in Santa Fe Opera’s Apprentice Artist opera scenes program.
Mr. Lovato is the winner of the George L. Hackett Scholarship in the 2011 Livingston Mather Competition. He graduated with a Masters of Music from the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music in 2012. There he performed the role of Masetto in its production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni. He was a soloist with the Cincinnati Vocal Arts Ensemble during its 2012–2013 season. Hailing from Waukesha, Wisconsin, Mr. Lovato received his Bachelor of Music from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin.