Joshua Blue, Tenor

In the 2023-24 season, British-American tenor Joshua Blue makes his Houston Grand Opera stage debut creating the role of Wilson in the world premiere of Jake Heggie’s new work Intelligence; performs Moravec’s Sanctuary Road with the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park and Princeton Pro Musica; joins the Royal Opera House on tour to Japan covering the role of Duke in Rigoletto with Music Director Antonio Pappano on the podium. Mr. Blue returns to the Metropolitan Opera as Tamino in Julie Taymor’s production of The Magic Flute. He will reunite with conductor Leon Botstein to sing Brahms’ Rinaldo at the Fisher Center at Bard with The Orchestra Now. Previously, Mr. Blue has been engaged by the LA Phil, Washington National Opera, Philadelphia Orchestra, 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, Carlo Rizzi, Bertrand de Billy, Bernard Labadie, and Leonard Slatkin, at venues as far-ranging as the Hollywood Bowl. He is the recipient of The Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation Prize and James McCracken and Sandra Warfield Opera Prize. Mr. Blue holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and The Juilliard School.