Josh Lovell



Canadian tenor Josh Lovell, whose voice has been described by the The Guardian as “a handsome sounding tenor with a warm, liquid voice and easy high notes” is quickly gaining notoriety in the world’s most prestigious houses. An incredibly versatile artist, Mr. Lovell’s repertoire spans the Baroque to Romantic periods, as well as modern works of the 20th Century. In the 2023-24 season, Mr. Lovell will sing Ferrando in Così fan tutte with Opéra national de Paris, Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Bayerische Staatsoper, the Italian Singer in Capriccio with Christian Thielemann at the Salzburg Festival, Medoro in Orlando Paladino with Giovanni Antonini at the Teatro Real and Gran Teatre del Liceu, Ernesto in Don Pasquale with Vancouver Opera, and Jacquino in Fidelio with the Canadian Opera Company. In concert, Mr. Lovell will make debuts at the Royal Concertgebouw singing in Rossini’s Petite messe solonnelle with the Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Opéra royal de Versailles for Cimarosa’s L’Olimpiade with Les Talens Lyriques and Christophe Rousset, and performances of Handel’s Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, and L’Olimpiade both at Theater an der Wien. L’Olimpiade will later be released on disc with the Château de Versailles Spectacles recording label. Finally, he will sing Handel’s Messiah with the North Carolina Symphony.

In the 2022-23 season, Mr. Lovell made house and role debuts at the Teatro alla Scala as Ferdinand in Thomas Adès’ The Tempest, Oper Leipzig as Don Ottavio in a new production of Don Giovanni, the Deutsche Oper Berlin as Gérald in Lakmé at the Berlin Philharmonie, and Don Gomez de Féria in Saint-Saëns Henry VIII. He also made his debut with Opera Rara and the London Philharmonic as Prince Casimir in a recording and performance of Offenbach’s La Princesse de Trébizonde, and returned to the Wiener Staatsoper for guest performances as Telemachus in a new production of Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, Lukas in Die Jahreszeiten, and as Ernesto in Don Pasquale.

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“Josh Lovell, who also looks like a dashing military man, seduces with his insinuatingly sensual tenor, elegant phrasing and effortless top tones.”
Karin Coper


“Lovell’s Ernesto was definitely not a droopy teenager-in-love but a head-turning romantic lead, and his lyric tenor made a lovely, Auid sound and easily scaled the role’s higher peaks, with memorable results in his Act 2 aria and Act 3 duet with Norina.”

Opera Magazine

“…leads a perfectly developed, easily responding, loose and without pressure bel canto voice with a finely balanced mellowness.”

Salzburger Nachrichten

“Josh Lovell, who delivered perfect Rossini singing: he with a fine lyrical tenor…”