Joshua Jeremiah

Joshua Jeremiah

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Joshua Jeremiah’s singing has been described by critics throughout the country as splendid, gorgeous, other-worldly, mellifluous and confident.

Skilled across many genres, Joshua Jeremiah began last season with engagements with LoftOpera in a concert of Verdi duets; appearances in concerts with the New Haven Symphony and Toledo Symphony; he joined Beth Morrison Projects in the role of The Man in the world-première of Persona by Keeril Makan; added Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream with Hawai'i Opera Theater; reprised the role of Gianni Schicchi with Mobile Opera; Petite Messe Solennelle with Smith College; and, a Rodgers and Hammerstein Concert with Toledo Symphony. That summer he took on a role debut as Macbeth with Opera Co. of Middlebury and added Iago in Otello to his resume.

Recent and upcoming: Toured the Pacific Rim with New York City Opera in concerts of Carmen as Escamillo; debuted the opera Mata Hari with PROTOTYPE Festival in December; reëngaged with Arizona Opera in their world-première of Riders of the Purple Sage by Craig Bohmler in the role of Lassiter; reprised the role of Ford in Falstaff with Resonance Works; and returned to the title role of Gianni Schicchi with the Opera Company of Middlebury. In the 2017-18 season he reprises the role of Man in Persona at Los Angeles Opera; makes his New Orleans Opera debut as Silvio in Paglicacci; and, covers the role of Alberich in Das Rheingold for Arizona Opera.

Other recent activities include: an Arizona Opera 2014-15 debut the title role of Rigoletto; sang the role of Alfio (Cavalleria Rusticana) with the New Jersey Festival Orchestra; and made his debut with Des Moines Metro Opera 2015 as The Foreman (Jenůfa) and Sonora (La fanciulla del West); Escamillo (Carmen) with Northern Lights Festival and added Sharpless (Madama Butterfly); John Sorel (The Consul) with Opera Santa Barbara; Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas) to Stephanie Bythe’s Dido with Mark Morris Dance Group at the Mostly Mozart Festival; Ford (Falstaff) with Opera Louisiane; a world première of A Death in the Family with Hungary’s Armel Music Festival; NYCO as Don Pedro (La Périchole) and reëngaged as the Deputy Mayor (Anna Nicole); and engagements with the New Haven Symphony and Cape Cod Symphony in concerts.. He has debuted with Jazz at Lincoln Center in a Rufus Wainwright concert and appeared with the New York Festival of Song with Steven Blier in past seasons.

He has covered the role of Junior in Bernstein’s A Quiet Place and was presented in an all-Bernstein concert, both with New York City Opera and added the role of Billy Bigelow (Carousel) with the Carnegie Visual and PAC and was part of Bard SummerScape as Capt. Lutte in Noel Coward’s Bitter Sweet. He covered Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) with NYCO and has sung Athanaël (Thaïs) with Opera Co. of Middlebury.

As an young artist with Glimmerglass Opera, Mr. Jeremiah performed Alidoro (La Cenerentola) and in addition, covered the role of John Sorel in Menotti’s The Consul. Prior to Glimmerglass he was a Filene Young Artist at Wolf Trap Opera for two seasons performing the roles of La Rocca (Un giorno di regno), Harlequin (Ariadne auf Naxos); and, to critical acclaim, in addition to being a Grammy Nominee 2010 for Best Opera, the title role in John Musto’s Volpone. As a two-season member of the Seattle Opera Young Artist Program, Mr. Jeremiah performed the title role of Gianni Schicchi, Sam (Trouble in Tahiti) and the title role of Falstaff. Other roles performed include Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Leporello (Don Giovanni), Peter (Hänsel und Gretel), Griswald (The Voyage of Edgar Allen Poe) by Argento and Sid (Albert Herring).

He covered the role of Buonofede in Haydn’s opera Il Mondo della Luna with Gotham Chamber Opera; made he debut in Alice Tully Hall with the Little Orchestra Society in an all-Victor Herbert program and added Slivio in I Pagliacci with the Spokane Opera to his repertoire. He made his stage debut with the Old Globe Theater in San Diego in the role of the Young Man (Last Romance) by Joe DiPietro, a role he reprised with San Joe Repertory Theater.

In concert, Mr. Jeremiah has been heard in Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 with the Yakima Symphony Orchestra, Handel’s Messiah with the Great Falls Symphony, Carmina Burana with the University of Cincinnati Conservatory and the New York City Opera Orchestra (Hand in Hand project) and the Nielsen Symphony No. 3 with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

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Mr. Jeremiah has an equally marvelous voice and he gives a nuanced, fascinating performance as a conflicted Macbeth. He, again, is also a true singer-actor, bringing a vitality and physicality to the role that is a delight to watch.
-- Nancy Maxwell, Opera Co. of Middlebury, Addison Ct. Independent, 2016

Best of all, singing was of a uniformly high standard throughout…Joshua Jeremiah as Demetrius, whose warmly appealing, burnished baritone was wedded to exceptional diction. Both [leads] cut strapping romantic figures.
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hawai'i OperaTheater, 2016
— James Sohre, Opera Today

"The rich-voiced baritone Joshua Jeremiah sang fervently as Germont, heartfelt in 'Pura siccome un angelo.' The highlight of the evening was Scene I from Act IV of “Il Trovatore,” where Leonora pleads with Count di Luna to save the troubadour Manrico. Mr. Jeremiah and Ms. Vinnik stood on elevated platforms placed on opposite sides of the space, the intensity of their performance attracting loud cheers from the rapt audience seated on white benches."
​ — Vivien Schweitzer, The New York Times, LoftOpera, Verdi Duets

Joshua Jeremiah, a husky, deep-voiced baritone, created a carefree Volpone, singing with flexibility and abandon, clearly enjoying his scams.”—Tom Huizenga, The Washington Post, Vopolne, Wolf Trap