Joshua Collier

Joshua Collier

Lyric Tenor

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«“But to bury the lead (sic), Joshua Collier’s Roméo stopped the show from his first utterance. We did not have to wait until an interpolated high C in “Ah, jour de deuil”—held for 8 bars until the cows came home and the chorus came in — to recognize a great Italian tenor on the make; he even deployed a credible sob. His total investment in the character recalled the unstoppable Franco Corelli… We relished his conversational French and he even looks like a tenor! Go hear the show tonight or tomorrow for Collier and the costumes.” ROMÉO ET JULIETTE – June 2016»
Boston Music Intelligencer (2016)
«“Joshua excels in this role. His strong tenor voice soars especially in “Oh, Is there not one Maiden Breast?” when he first meets the daughters and in the two duets with Julianne, “All is Prepared” and “Stay, Frederic, Stay”. Joshua sings in over 17 numbers and acts as well as he sings with his comic reactions to the other characters as well as his loving expressions to Mabel and her sisters.” Pirates of Penzance - Opera Providence 2015»
The Theatre Mirror (RI) (2016)
«“Joshua Collier sang the role of the British soldier Gerald, who wins Lakme’s affection, but is then torn between love and duty. There was something very natural about Collier’s bright tenor and on stage he was always neck­deep in the passion of the moment. This passionate portrayal made his scenes visually engaging…” Lakmé - Lowell House Opera - 2015»
Boston Examiner.com (2016)
2017Donizetti: Lucia di LammermoorSir Edgardo Di Ravenswood
2017Puccini: Madama ButterflyGoro
2017Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreNemorino
2017Verdi: OtelloCassio
2017Poulenc: Dialogues des CarmélitesChevalier De La Force
2017Puccini: Il tabarroTinca
2017Puccini: La BohèmeRodolfo
2016Bernstein: Mass, A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players and DancersCelebrant
2016Gounod: Roméo et JulietteRomeo
2016Mozart: Cosi fan tutteFerrando
2016Verdi: MacbethMacduff
2016Puccini: La BohèmeRodolfo
2016Gounod: Roméo et JulietteRoméo
2016Bernstein: West Side StoryTony
2016Bernstein: Mass, A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players and DancersThe Celebrant
2015Puccini: TurandotCalaf
2015Bernstein: West Side StoryTony
2015Britten: The Rape of LucretiaMale Chorus
2015Verdi: RequiemTenor
2015Mozart: Die ZauberflöteTamino
2015Lehár: Die Lustige WitweCamille de Rosillon
2015Verdi: La TraviataAlfredo Germont
2014Lehár: Die Lustige WitweCamille de Rossillon
2014Delibes: LakméGerald
2014Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreNemorino
2011Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreNemorino

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American tenor, Joshua Collier, praised for his “thrilling high range” and “passionate commitment to character,” was hailed as “a great italian tenor on the make” by Boston’s Classical Scene in his role debut as Roméo in Roméo et Juliette.


A graduate of The New England Conservatory (Masters in Music - Vocal Performance), he has performed throughout New England and beyond in roles including: Rodolfo (La Boheme - Southern Vermont Lyric Theatre), Nemorino (L’Elisir D’Amore - Opera Company of Middlebury), Chevalier de La Force (Dialogues of the Carmelites - Sarasota Opera), Calaf (Turandot - Opera Company of Middlebury), Macduff (Macbeth - Raylynmor Opera) B. F. Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly - BARN OPERA), Camille (The Merry Widow - Opera Wilmington), Tamino (Die Zauberflote - Opera New Hampshire), Tony (West Side Story - Asheville Lyric Opera), Lysander (A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Lowell House Opera), Male Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia - Opera Brittenica), Frederic (The Pirates of Penzance - Opera Providence), Fabrizio (The Light in the Piazza - Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre), among others.



In addition to the lyric stage, Mr. Collier has performed the tenor solos in much of the symphonic and oratorio repertoire including Requiem by both Verdi and Mozart, Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings (op.31), Rejoice in the Lamb, Abraham and Isaac - All by Benjamin Britten, Elijah and Paulus of Mendelssohn, Handel’s Messiah, as well as Beethoven's 9th Symphony and the Coronation Mass of Mozart.



Throughout his career he has been fortunate to work with such conductors as Stephen Lord, James Allbritten, Lidiya Yankovskaya, Joel Revzen, Marco Balderi, Joseph Flummerfeldt, John Moriarty, Scott Schoonover, Emmanuel Plasson, John Moriarty, Victor de Renzi, David Neely, Andy Anderson, and Michael Sakir, among others.




Mr. Collier founded the Bostonian opera company, Opera Brittenica, championing the works of Benjamin Britten, in 2013, and is currently is the Artistic Director of BARN OPERA based in Brandon, Vermont, and is currently represented world-wide by Berger Artist Management. For more information about Joshua Collier, please visit

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore Nemorino Immediately 2018
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor Sir Edgardo Di Ravenswood 1 week Opera Susquehanna 2017
Puccini: Madama Butterfly Goro Immediately Sarasota Opera Association (sarasota) 2017
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore Nemorino Immediately Ensemble MidtVest 2017
Verdi: Otello Cassio 1 week 2017