"One of the most connected and beautiful voices I have ever heard” —Ricky Ian Gordon 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 among enthusiasts of the classical and modern vocal repertoire across the nation. 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 and as Slim in Of Mice and Men with Austin Opera. Mr. Lovato is the winner of the George L. Hackett Prize in the Livingston Mather Competition and first place winner in the Schubert Club competition. Andrew Lovato has participated in young artist programs with Santa Fe Opera and Central City Opera where he performed and covered roles in Morrison's Oscar , Offenbach's La Grande Duchesse de Gerolstein , Puccini's La Bohéme , Oklahoma and Mozart's Don Giovanni . He is currently in the young artist program at the Minnesota Opera. The Waukesha, Wisconsin native received his Bachelor of Music in Voice from Lawrence University and a Master of Music in Voice from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where he performed roles in Stravinsky's The Rake’s Progress , Mozart's Marriage of Figaro , Britten's Peter Grimes , Robert Ward's The Crucible and Mozart's Don Giovanni . Mr. Lovato will perform the great music for voice and piano at 4 p.m. in the Cimarron’s United Methodist Church, a small but excellent venue for classical music with outstanding acoustics and seating close to the stage.
ShortGrass Music Festival 2017
- United Methodist Church
- Cimarron, NM 87714
- Across Hwy 64 from Russell's One Stop Shop
- $10.00 • Under age 18 free