Photos by Caitlin Odham and Arielle Doneson
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. He also performs Moravec’s Sanctuary Road with the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park and joins the Royal Opera House on tour to Japan covering the Duke in Rigoletto with Antonio Pappano on the podium. Mr. Blue makes returns to the Metropolitan Opera as Tamino in Julie Taymor’s production of The Magic Flute and the American Symphony Orchestra led by Leon Botstein to sing Dvořák’s Requiem at Carnegie Hall. He 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.
Mr. Blue’s most recent appearances with the American Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Botstein include Ethel Smyth’s Mass in D at New York’s St. Bartholomew’s Church and Vaughan Williams’ Sir John in Love at Bard’s Fisher Center.
Joshua Blue will perform with The Orchestra Now on February 3 and 4, 2024.
Bio: Nov 2023