Called a “winning baritone” by The New York Times and “sensitive and sympathetic” by Cincinnati’s City Beat, young American baritone Andrew Lovato is garnering excitement across the nation. Highlights of the 2017 – 2018 season include Connie Rivers in The Grapes of Wrath with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, both El Dancairo in Carmen, and Harlequin in Ariade auf Naxos with Austin Opera and Harry Engel in Morning Star with On Site Opera. In upcoming seasons he will be heard as Schaunard in La bohème with Austin Opera.
Recent engagements include Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Sonora in La Fanciulla del West, Young Raymond in the World Premiere of The Manchurian Candidate, El Dancaïre in Carmen, and Harlequin in Ariadne auf Naxos, all with the Minnesota Opera. He performed as Harry Engel in Morning Star with Cincinnati Opera where he gave an “impassioned performance” (Cincinnati.com) and as Slim in Of Mice and Men with Austin Opera. Engagements during the 2016-2017 season are highlighted by performances of Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Lakes Area Music Festival and both the roles of Young Raymond and Nominee in The Manchurian Candidate with Austin Opera. Future seasons include Harlequin in Ariadne with Austin Opera, the role of Connie Rivers in The Grapes of Wrath with Opera Theatre of St. Louis among other engagements. Mr. Lovato is the winner of the George L. Hackett Prize in the Livingston Mather Competition.