Joshua Baumgardner

Joshua Baumgardner

Jugendlicher Heldentenor

Young Washington DC based tenor, taking the world by storm, one aria at a time.
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With a distinct voice that the Washington Post hailed as &ldquosensational”, Joshua Baumgardner is quickly becoming one of America's most exciting young tenors. With a vast repertoire that spans opera, oratorio, art song, straight-plays, and even television Mr. Baumgardner is a versatile artist who delights and intrigues audiences each time he takes the stage.  Joshua has performed a variety of well-known operatic roles, such as Rodolfo, in Puccini’s La Boheme, Borsa in Verdi’s Rigoletto, and Lensky in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. Recently he appeared as the young tenor Tony Candolino, with Lyric Opera Virginia, in their production of Terrance McNally’s tony-winning play Masterclass. Other notable operatic roles are Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore,  Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, Ferrando in Cosi Fan Tutte, and Camille de Rossilon in The Merry Widow. Joshua also enjoys exploring more obscure, contemporary works as well, such as Adam in Soluri’s Adam and Eve, The Celebrant in Mark Adamo’s Avow, and The Englishman in Jacques Ibert's Angelique. A champion for both modern and American music, Joshua is proud to have worked with some of today’s greatest living composers, including Tom Cipullo, Bob Chilcott, and Carlisle Floyd. In 2010 Mr. Baumgardner made his European debut singing the role of Tamino from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte at the Mittelsächsisches Theater in Freiberg, Germany. With a budding interest in acting, Joshua has appeared as a reporter on the HBO show VEEP, and as Grant Parisi on Investigatrion Discovery's crime documentary Evil Kin. Mr. Baumgardner also enjoys an active career as a concert soloist, appearing in such works as Handel’s Messiah, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Haydn’s Harmoniemesse and Lord Nelsom Mass, as well as Mozart’s Davide Penitente, Requiem, and Coronation Mass and Orff’s pivotal Carmina Burana.  Joshua has also had the great privilege of joining the Cathedral Choral Society as the only non-Russian soloist in a performance of Rachmaninov’s Vespers, for special guests, the ambassadors of Russia and Ukraine. In September, Joshua had the honor of singing for former President Bill and Hillary Clinton. Joshua is a former finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Mid-Atlantic region, as well as prize winner in the inaugural Partners for the Arts vocal competition. Joshua is also a past grand prize winner of the Hannah Beaulieu Vocal Competition.. In Summer 2014 Joshua attended Dolora Zajick’s Institute for Young Dramatic Voices, and is currently an emerging artist with the American Wagner Project More information can be found at www.joshuabaumgardner.com
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