AZO Cast Members & Creatives
Loren Battieste currently lives in Phoenix area after completing an Artist's Diploma with the Chicago College of Performing Arts. While at CCPA Loren performed many roles, including Papageno in The Magic Flute and Paul in Daron Hagen's Amelia. In 2017, Loren performed the role of Imperial Commissioner in Arizona Opera’s production of Madama Butterfly.
Loren has been involved with Arizona Opera since their 2014/15 season. In addition to performing in their regular season, he also worked with their educational outreach, OperaTunity, for two seasons.
During his time in Chicago, Loren was also a young artist with the Chicago Opera Theater where his most notable performances were the roles of Talbot in Verdi's Giovanna d'Arco and Second Armed Man in The Magic Flute.
A trained dancer, he also performed in the ensemble of Moscow, Cheryomushki by Shostakovich as well as Duke Ellington's Queenie Pie both with Chicago Opera Theater.
During the 2012 season, he was also a Resident Artist with Opera Theater of Pittsburgh.
He made his professional debut in 2010 as Jim in Porgy and Bess with New Orleans Opera. Loren received his Bachelor's Degree from University of Redlands and currently studies with renowned soprano, Carole FitzPatrick.