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Joshua Dennis

 
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The Minneapolis Star Tribune praises tenor Joshua Dennis? performances, exclaiming, ?he made his sincerity believable, and his voice, a robust tenor with baritonal heft, rose to the high climaxes with ringing, ardent bravado.? In the 2017-18 season, he returns to Minnesota Opera to debut the role of ... (read complete bio)
 
Joshua Dennis Headshot

Bio:
The Minneapolis Star Tribune praises tenor Joshua Dennis? performances, exclaiming, ?he made his sincerity believable, and his voice, a robust tenor with baritonal heft, rose to the high climaxes with ringing, ardent bravado.? In the 2017-18 season, he returns to Minnesota Opera to debut the role of ... (read complete bio)
 

Joshua Dennis Biography

The Minneapolis Star Tribune praises tenor Joshua Dennis? performances, exclaiming, ?he made his sincerity believable, and his voice, a robust tenor with baritonal heft, rose to the high climaxes with ringing, ardent bravado.? In the 2017-18 season, he returns to Minnesota Opera to debut the role of the Duca in Rigoletto and makes his debut with Utah Opera as Greenhorn in a new production of Heggie?s Moby Dick. He also makes his Los Angeles Philharmonic debut under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen as Monsieur Vogelsang in Der Schauspieldirektor and joins the Las Vegas Philharmonic for Handel?s Messiah. Last season, he made his company debut as Alfredo in Konwitschny?s acclaimed production of La traviata with Seattle Opera. He also made role and company debuts with Minnesota Opera as Rom o in Rom o et Juliette and Kentucky Opera as Belmonte in Die Entf hrung aus dem Serail. He joined the Houston Symphony as Jaquino in Fidelio and returned to Arizona Opera to create the role of Bern Venters in the world premiere of Bohmler?s Riders of the Purple Sage, Opera Idaho for his first performances of the title role of Werther, and the Santa Fe Symphony for further performances of Handel?s Messiah. He also sang Mahler?s Das Lied von der Erde in a special arrangement at the XXI Festival International de Piano en Blanco & Negro in Mexico. The tenor?s other recent performances include Tamino in Die Zauberfl te with Michigan Opera Theater, Alfredo in La traviata with Opera Columbus and Opera Idaho, Roy Dexter in the American premiere of Arizona Lady with Arizona Opera, the title role of Faust with Annapolis Opera, previous performances of Jaquino in Fidelio with Santa Fe Opera, Ferrando in Cos fan tutte with Ash Lawn Opera and Opera Naples, and Frederic in Pirates of Penzance with Eugene Opera. On the concert stage, he has joined the Santa Fe Symphony on numerous prior occasions for Handel?s Messiah as well as for a concert of opera favorites. Additionally, he has sung Dubois? Les sept paroles du Christ in Lufkin, Texas. The tenor is also a former Apprentice Artist Santa Fe Opera, at which he sang Serrano in La donna del lago, and Des Moines Metro Opera. He was a district winner and finalist in the northeastern region of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and was the National Association of Teachers of Singing Singer of the Year in 2011 and first place winner of the graduate division in 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Music from Stephen F. Austin State University, at which his performances included Handel?s Messiah, Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, and Sam in Susannah. Upcoming: 2019 at Santa Fe Opera: Frederic, The Thirteenth Child 2020 at Santa Fe Opera: Marc, M. Butterfly





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Opera Colorado Opens Its 40th Anniversary Season With Verdi's RIGOLETTO Photo Opera Colorado Opens Its 40th Anniversary Season With Verdi's RIGOLETTO
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 17, 2022

Opera Colorado opens its 2022-23 Season with Rigoletto, Verdi's tale of curses, young love, and revenge. Rigoletto opens Saturday, November 5 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, with additional performances on November 8, 11, and 13, along with a Student Matinee on November 10.

Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; Greasepaint's REEFER MADNES Photo Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; Greasepaint's REEFER MADNESS Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021

This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; Greasepaint's REEFER MADNES Photo Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; Greasepaint's REEFER MADNESS Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021

Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

BWW Review: AZ OPERA'S FILM, THE COPPER QUEEN at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Review: AZ OPERA'S FILM, THE COPPER QUEEN at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - Oct 31, 2021

The Copper Queen is a modern opera by Clint Borzoni and John de los Santos that tells of times past in Bisbee, Arizona. It won an Arizona Opera competition that insured its place onstage. Because of the pandemic and the fact that currently audience size is quite limited, The Copper Queen became a film that can be experienced online. 

Peter Coyote, Karin Wolverton and More to Star in RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE: THE MAKI Photo Peter Coyote, Karin Wolverton and More to Star in RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE: THE MAKING OF A WESTERN OPERA
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 30, 2021

The Actors Fund announced today that Quantum Leap Productions will present 'Riders of the Purple Sage: The Making of a Western Opera,' a documentary film that celebrates the artistry of live theatre, as an online benefit to support creative professionals out of work due to the pandemic. 

BWW Review: RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE: THE MAKING OF A WESTERN OPERA Photo BWW Review: RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE: THE MAKING OF A WESTERN OPERA
by Herbert Paine - Mar 23, 2021

As multidimensional as is the landscape of the Southwest that so attracted Zane Grey, so too is the documentary that chronicles the creation of an epic opera, based on one of his most famous novels, RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE. Directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Kristin Atwell Ford (and produced by Quantum Leap Productions in collaboration with Arizona Opera), the film is as powerful and evocative in its own way as the piece and the process it reveres and celebrates. It makes its virtual premiere on Thursday, March 25th as part of an online benefit initiative ~ in partnership between The Actors Fund and the film’s producer, Quantum Leap Productions ~ to support performing arts professionals out of work due to the pandemic. The film will be available for viewing until April 11th. Tickets are $10 and may be secured at Watch.RidersOperaFilm.com. Thereafter, it will be released for streaming.

BWW Feature: Peter Coyote, Karin Wolverton and More Star in RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE Photo BWW Feature: Peter Coyote, Karin Wolverton and More Star in RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE: THE MAKING OF A WESTERN OPERA
by Herbert Paine - Mar 20, 2021

he Actors Fund announced today that Quantum Leap Productions will present 'Riders of the Purple Sage: The Making of a Western Opera,' a documentary film that celebrates the artistry of live theatre, as an online benefit to support creative professionals out of work due to the pandemic. The Actors Fund and Quantum Leap Productions are partnering to raise funds for performing arts professionals across the country. The film makes its virtual premiere Thursday, March 25th and will be available until April 11th. Tickets are $10 and are available now at Watch.RidersOperaFilm.com.

Peter Coyote, Karin Wolverton and More to Star in RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE: THE MAKI Photo Peter Coyote, Karin Wolverton and More to Star in RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE: THE MAKING OF A WESTERN OPERA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 10, 2021

The Actors Fund¬†announced today that¬†Quantum Leap Productions¬†will present¬†‚ÄúRiders of the Purple Sage: The Making of a Western Opera,‚Ä̬†a documentary film that celebrates the artistry of live theatre, as an online benefit to support creative professionals out of work due to the pandemic.

The Santa Fe Opera Presents Digital Winter Concert Sunday, December 6 Photo The Santa Fe Opera Presents Digital Winter Concert Sunday, December 6
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 3, 2020

The Santa Fe Opera will present Songs of the Season on Sunday, December 6 at 3:00 pm MT.

BWW Review: SONGS FROM THE SANTA FE OPERA at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Review: SONGS FROM THE SANTA FE OPERA at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - Aug 2, 2020

The story of David Henry Hwanga??s play  M. Butterfly, while entwined with that of Puccinia??s opera Madama Butterfly, is basically about the relationship between French diplomat Bernard Boursicot and Shi Pei Pu, a Peking Opera singer. The singer, thought by all who knew her to be female, was actually male. Premiering on Broadway in 1988, the play won that yeara??s Tony Award for Best Play.

Joshua Dennis Videos

VIDEO: Get A First Look At THE FIX at Minneapolis Opera Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At THE FIX at Minneapolis Opera

by Alan Henry - Mar 22, 2019

The Fix, a new opera by composer Joel Puckett and librettist Eric Simons on, premiered on Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Music Theater at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. The opera is based on the true story of the "Black Sox" scandal in which the Chicago White Sox were accused of intentionally losing the 1919 World Series. Check out video of the production below!