Joshua Blue



British-American tenor Joshua Blue is currently a Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist with the Washington National Opera. During the 2018-19 season, Mr. Blue makes his debuts with the Kennedy Center as Alfredo Germont in Verdi’s La Traviata and with the National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Gianandrea Noseda performing Act I of Puccini’s La bohème. He will also be returning to Carnegie Hall as the tenor soloist in Verdi’s Requiem with the Oratorio Society of New York and will also sing the work with Cleveland Chamber Orchestra under conductor James Gaffigan. Mr. Blue will sing the American premiere of Sardanapalo, by Franz Liszt, at the Library of Congress during the spring. Additional roles with WNO this season include Hippo/Holy man/Dog/Water Seller in Tesori’s The Lion, The Unicorn, and Me; David in Benavides’s Pepito, as part of the American Opera Initiative Festival; and Monsieur Triquet in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. This summer, he joins Wolf Trap Opera to sing the role of Harlekin in Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis and will travel to Japan to cover the role of Monsieur Triquet at the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival.

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“I defy any heart to resist Joshua Blue, a smiling, expressive tenor with ringing high notes….”

Anne Midgette

The Washington Post

“Tenor Joshua Blue displayed a generous tenor sound that always sounded rather at ease with Verdi’s complex lines. From his very first entrance on ‘Kyrie,’ he displayed great confidence and clarity in his singing….He also displayed a versatility throughout the Offertorium, particularly in how he crescendoed throughout the ‘Hostias,’ only to provide a subtle but effective diminuendo on the trill that concludes the opening passage.”

David Salazar