Joshua Stewart

Joshua Stewart

Tenor

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«Stewart has an agile, warm tenor and an affecting physical presence...»
The Capitol Times (2017)
«"STEWART HAS AN AGILE, WARM TENOR AND AN AFFECTING PHYSICAL PRESENCE..."»
The Capitol times (2017)
«"He possesses a wonderfully lithe and attractive tenor instrument."»
Madison MagAzine (2017)
«"STEWART HAS AN AGILE, WARM TENOR AND AN AFFECTING PHYSICAL PRESENCE..."»
THE CAPITOL TIMES (2017)
2016Mozart: Cosi fan tutteFerrando
2016Stravinsky: Oedipus rexShepherd
2015Donizetti: Lucia di LammermoorLord Arturo Bucklaw
2015Verdi: NabuccoAbdallo
2015Monteverdi: Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patriaEurimaco
2014Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem SerailBelmonte
2014Orff: Carmina BuranaTenor
2013Donizetti: Lucrezia BorgiaJeppo Liverotto
2013Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannWilhelm
2013Verdi: Simon BoccanegraCaptain
2013Rossini: Il turco in ItaliaAlbazar
2012Henze: Elegy for Young LoversToni Reischmann
2012Bellini: I Capuleti e I MontecchiTebaldo
2011Mozart: IdomeneoIdomeneo
2010Barber: Antony and CleopatraOctavius Caesar
2010Barber: Antony and CleopatraMessenger
2010Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaCount Almaviva
2010Rossini: Il viaggio a ReimsCavalier Belfiore
2010Poulenc: Les mamelles de TirésiasHusband Of Thérèse
2009Berg: WozzeckCaptain (Hauptmann)
2009Rossini: Il viaggio a ReimsConte Di Libenskof
2009Thomas: MignonWilhelm Meister
2009Stravinsky: The Rake's ProgressTom Rakewell
2008Puccini: La Fanciulla del WestTrin
2008Puccini: La Fanciulla del WestJoe
2008Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreNemorino
2008Mozart: Don GiovanniDon Ottavio
2007Puccini: La RondinePrunier
2007Dominick Argento: Postcard from MoroccoMan With Old Luggage
2006Purcell: Dido and AeneasSailor
2006Britten: Albert HerringMr. Upfold
2006Cavalli: OrmindoErice

Bio


American tenor Joshua Stewart has been praised for his “big, warm, confident” voice (Palm Beach Arts Paper) and “interpretive conviction” (Philadelphia City Paper). Displaying compelling artistry and versatility, he is quickly making a name for himself in the world of opera without losing touch to his jazz roots.

In the 2015-16 season, Stewart will make his Hamburg State Opera debut in La Fanciulla del West. He will return to Festival d'Aix-en-Provence as the Shepard in Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen and directed by Peter Sellars. He will also return to Spain for several jazz concerts with the Bourbon Street Stompers brass band.

Recent debuts include Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail with Opera de Lausanne and Opera de Fribourg, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni with Toledo Opera, Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor with Opera Carolina, Abdallo in Nabucco with Oberammergau Passionstheater, as tenor soloist in Carmina Burana with Toledo Symphony, and as the Erzengel in Das Spiel von der Auferstehung des Herrn by Walter Braunfels with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester.

In 2012, as member of the Bayerische Staatsoper’s opera studio, Stewart made his debut as the Priester in the world premiere of Babylon by Jörg Widmann. Additional roles, while a studio member, include Conte d’Albafiorita in Mirandolina, Joe in Gershwin’s Blue Monday, Jeppo Liverotto in Lucrezia Borgia, Albazar in Il Turco in Italia, Capitano in Simon Boccanegra, and Leibbojar in Boris Godunov. Other notable roles in his repertoire include Tom Rakewell in The Rake’s Progress, Nemorino in L’elsir d’amore, Prunier in La Rondine, Tebaldo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Ruiz Alonso in Ainadamar, Toni Reischmann in Henze’s Elegy for Young Lovers and the title role in Idomeneo.

Stewart has performed at several different festivals such as Festival d’Aix (France), Rossini Opera Festival (Italy), Marlboro Music Festival (USA), Boyne Music Festival (Ireland), New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (USA), and Saint Bart’s Music Festival (Caribbean).

Stewart has worked with many renown conductors, including Paolo Carignani, Bertrand de Billy, Paolo Arrivabeni, Marco Armiliato, Maurizio Benini, Carlo Montanaro, Constantin Trinks, Kent Nagano, Corrado Rovaris, Andrea Battistoni, George Manahan, Rossen Milanov, James Meena, Ari Pelto, James Judd. He has had the honor of performing for several world leaders, including President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and George H.W. Bush.

A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Stewart is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Opera studying with Fred Carama. Stewart was a prize winner in the 2013 Internationaler Gesangswettbewerb Vokal genial and has also received several other awards.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mozart: Cosi fan tutte Ferrando 1 week Opera North 2016
Stravinsky: Oedipus rex Shepherd Immediately Festival D'Art Lyrique D'Aix-en-Provence 2016
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor Lord Arturo Bucklaw Immediately Opera Carolina (Charlotte) 2015
Verdi: Nabucco Abdallo Immediately Oberammergau Passionstheater 2015
Monteverdi: Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria Eurimaco 1 week In the lab theater company 2015

Awards

Internationaler Gesangswettbewerb Vokal genial
2017
Marilyn horne SOng Competition
2017
Solti Foundation
2017
Gerda Lissner Foundation
2017