Hailing from Utah, tenor Jonah Hoskins is now in his third year as a member of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera. During the Met’s 2022–23 season, he sings Gastone in La Traviata and Nemorino in L’Elisir d’Amore. Early in the season, he made his European debut as Chevalier Belfiore in Rossini’s Il Viaggio a Reims in Dresden. He made his Met debut as the Dean in Cinderella during the 2021–22 season, during which he also participated in the annual Lindemann Program recital series held at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Recent operatic engagements include the Sailor in Tristan und Isolde at the Santa Fe Opera, Count Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Pensacola Opera, and Benvolio in Roméo et Juliette at Utah Opera. Notable concert appearances include Handel’s Messiah with the New Choral Society. Since being named a Grand Finals winner of the Met’s Laffont Competition in 2020, he has received awards in multiple national and international competitions, most notably taking second prize at Operalia in 2021. He was a finalist in the Lotte Lenya Competition, won first prize in the National Opera Association’s Competition, and received the 2021–22 Hildegard Behrens Foundation Award. He is an alumnus of the Des Moines Metro Opera apprentice artist program, Houston Grand Opera’s Young Artist Vocal Academy, and Dolora Zajick’s Institute for Young Dramatic Voices. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University.
Mr. Hoskins will perform with The Orchestra Now on April 1 & 2, 2023.
Bio: March 2023