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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

Opera House.


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.

Joseph Dennis is Named Musical America's New Artist of the Month for June 2015

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.  

Joseph Dennis Wins 2015 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions

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.