Joshua Dennis, tenor
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 joins the Las Vegas Philharmonic for Handel’s Messiah and sings Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde in a special arrangement at the XXI Festival International de Piano en Blanco & Negro in Mexico.
Recent performances include Alfredo in La traviata (Seattle Opera, Opera Columbus, Opera Idaho), Roméo in Roméo et Juliette (Minnesota Opera); Tamino in Die Zauberflöte (Michigan Opera Theate), Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Kentucky Opera), Ferrando in Così fan tutte (Ash Lawn Opera, Opera Naples), Jaquino in Fidelio (Santa Fe Opera, Houston Symphony), Werther (Opera Idaho), Faust (Annapolis Opera), Frederic in Pirates of Penzance (Eugene Opera), and Bern Venters in the world premiere of Bohmler’s Riders of the Purple Sage and Roy Dexter in the American premiere of Arizona Lady (Arizona Opera). He has sung previous performances of Handel’s Messiah as well as a concert of opera favorites with the Santa Fe Symphony.