Joshua Blue, Tenor
This season, British-American tenor Joshua Blue makes his Los Angeles Philharmonic debut singing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at the Hollywood Bowl with Eva Ollikainen on the podium; returns to the Metropolitan Opera to sing the Royal Herald in David McVicar’s production of Don Carlo under the baton of Carlo Rizzi and cover Chevalier de la Force in John Dexter’s production of Dialogues des Carmélites led by Bertrand de Billy and Opera Philadelphia to make his role debut as Rodolfo in the Yuval Sharon production of La Bohème before reprising the role at the Glimmerglass Festival in the summer. In concert at Carnegie Hall, he performs Handel’s Messiah with Musica Sacra and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 for the United Nations General Assembly. He will perform in the world-premiere of Another City with the Houston Grand Opera. Mr. Blue has been engaged by the Washington National Opera, Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and Wolf Trap Opera, collaborating with conductors James Conlon, Gianandrea Noseda, Eun Sun Kim, Fabio Luisi, James Gaffigan, Bernard Labadie, and Leonard Slatkin. He is the recipient of the inaugural James McCracken and Sandra Warfield Opera Prize. Mr. Blue appears on the recording of Moravec’s Sanctuary Road which was nominated for a 2021 Grammy Award. He holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and The Juilliard School.
Joshua Blue appears courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.