Joshua Blue, Tenor
In concert this season, British-American tenor Joshua Blue performs the Evangelist in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with LA Opera under the baton of James Conlon; appears at Carnegie Hall in Taneyev’s At the Reading of a Psalm with the American Symphony Orchestra, Margaret Bonds’s The Ballad of the Brown King: A Christmas Cantata with the Cecilia Chorus of New York, and Handel’s Messiah with the Oratorio Society of New York, and sings Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe, NM. Mr. Blue will make several opera role debuts in 2021-22, including Peter in his house debut at Metropolitan Opera with the Grammy Award-winning cast of Porgy and Bess; the Duke in Rigoletto with Opera Philadelphia; Loge in the Jonathan Dove reduction of Das Rheingold with Virginia Opera; and Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni with Berkshire Opera Festival. He also returns to the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis to reprise the role of Tamino in The Magic Flute. Mr. Blue’s career has brought him to The Kennedy Center, Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival, Library of Congress, and Music Academy of the West. He has performed at The Santa Fe Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, and Austin Opera and worked with leading conductors Gianandrea Noseda, Eun Sun Kim, James Gaffigan, Fabio Luisi, David Robertson, John Fiore, and Roderick Cox. After attending Oberlin Conservatory of Music and The Juilliard School he joined Cafritz Young Artist with the Washington National Opera. He received the Lotos Foundation’s inaugural James McCracken and Sandra Warfield Opera Prize. Mr. Blue appears on the Grammy-nominated recording of Paul Moravec’s Sanctuary Road and recently recorded Jeanine Tesori’s Blue with the Washington National Opera.