Joseph Dennis will sing the role of Edgardo in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor with the Virginia Opera, as well as the tenor solo in Beethoven's ninth Symphony with the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra next weekend. "Lucia" is the last production of Virginia Opera's 2017-18 season. The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra calls their soloists "...some of the most sought-after opera singers today."
Semperoper Dresden has announced its 2018-19 Season, and Barrett Artist Joseph Dennis will be featured in six upcoming productions. The tenor will sing Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Brighella in Ariadne auf Naxos, The Steuermann in Der Fliegende Holländer, as well as featured roles in Fidelio and Die Entführung aus dem Serail.
This upcoming season will include nine new productions, and headlining artists including Plácido Domingo, Angela Gheorghiu & Rolando Villazón.
BREAKING: "Des Moines Metro Opera Presents Manon" has officially won an Upper-Midwest Emmy! Congratulations to Judy Blank and her entire team at Iowa Public Television for this much deserved recognition and for their outstanding work in bringing opera broadcasts of the highest caliber to audiences from every corner of the state!
This season is sure to be an exciting one for Joseph filled with Role and House debuts.
The season starts with Joseph debuting the role of Alfredo in Memphis Opera’s production of La
Traviata. Laquita Mitchell sings Violetta and Michael Corvino sings Giorgio Germont. The opera will be
conducted by Douglas Kinney Frost and directed by Ben Smith and is performed at the Germantown
Performing Arts Center on October 13 & 14.
Next comes Joseph’s debut as the Duke of Mantua in Verdi’s famous opera Rigoletto. He will perform
this role at the North Carolina Opera in Raleigh North Carolina at the Memorial Auditorium. He sings
with another stunning cast including Malcolm MacKenzie as Rigoletto, Jacqueline Echols as Gilda, and Solomon
Howard as Sparafucile. Wexford Festival Opera Artistic Director David Agler will conduct. The show will be directed by Matthew Lata.
The third of Joseph’s exciting debuts comes with the Virginia Opera’s production of Lucia di
Lammermoor. Joseph will be singing the role of Edgardo in this dramatic bel canto masterpiece by Donizetti. The title
role of Lucia will be sung by Rachel Gilmore and the role of Enrico by Tim Mix. This piece will be
conducted by Ari Pelto and directed by Kyle Lang. The Virginia Opera performs in three different venues.
The first three performances will be on March 23, 25, 27 in Norfolk, the next two performances on April
7 and 8 in Fairfax, and the final two performances on April 13 and 15 in Richmond.
Following Virginia opera, Joseph will sing with the Warsaw Philharmonic the role of the Governor in a
concert version of Bernstein’s Candide. This will be performed in the beautiful Warsaw Concert Hall in
Finally, Joseph will end the season singing once again the role of Tamino in yet another house
debut. The opera, The Magic Flute, will be sung in beautiful Central City Colorado with a stellar cast including Jeni Houser as the Queen
of the Night, Will Liverman as Papageno, and Katherine Manley as Pamina. Performances are July 7, 11,
13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 25, 27, 29, 31 and August 2, and 5. All performances will be held at the Central City
If you thought this season was exciting, stay tuned for the even more exciting 2018/19 Season
Announcement. Please continue to check Joseph’s webpage for updates throughout the season!
Watch a clip from Joseph's last minute jump in at the Vienna State Opera singing the notoriously difficult role of The Italian Singer in Strauss's opera Der Rosenkavalier.
Tenor Joseph Dennis is Musical America's New Artist of the Month for June 2015. The celebrated publication features Dennis in an extensive profile on its website.
Tenor Joseph Dennis is a Winner from the Eastern Category of the 2015 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions is a program designed to discover promising young opera singers and assist in the development of their careers.