Described as “rich-voiced” (The New York Times) and hailed for his “warmly appealing, burnished baritone” (Opera Today), Joshua Jeremiah continues to bring his celebrated performances to theaters throughout the United States.
Last season, he toured the Pacific Rim with New York City Opera in concerts of Carmen as Escamillo, debuted the opera Mata Hari with the PROTOTYPE Festival, returned to Arizona Opera as Lassiter in their world-première of Riders of the Purple Sage, and reprised the title role of Gianni Schicchi with the Opera Company of Middlebury.
Skilled across many genres, his 2015-2016 season included engagements with LoftOpera in a concert of Verdi duets, concerts with the New Haven and Toledo Symphonies, The Man in the world-première of Persona by Keeril Makan Beth Morrison Projects, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Hawaii Opera Theatre, Gianni Schicchi with Mobile Opera, Petite messe solennelle with Smith College, and his role debut as Macbeth with Opera Co. of Middlebury. Other recent activities include his Arizona Opera debut in the title role of Rigoletto, Alfio (Cavalleria rusticana) with the New Jersey Festival Orchestra, his debut with Des Moines Metro Opera as The Foreman (Jenůfa) and Sonora (La fanciulla del West), Escamillo (Carmen) and Sharpless (Madama Butterfly) with the Northern Lights Festival, John Sorel (The Consul) with Opera Santa Barbara, Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas) to Stephanie Bythe’s Dido with Mark Morris Dance Group at the Mostly Mozart Festival, Ford (Falstaff) with Opera Louisiane, the world première of A Death in the Family with Hungary’s Armel Music Festival, Don Pedro (La Périchole), Deputy Mayor (Anna Nicole), and the cover of Junior (A Quiet Place) and Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) with New York City Opera, Billy Bigelow (Carousel) with the Carnegie Visual and PAC, Capt. Lutte in Noel Coward’s Bitter Sweet with Bard SummerScape, Athanaël (Thaïs) with Opera Co. of Middlebury, the cover of Buonofede (Il mondo della luna) with Gotham Chamber Opera, Silvio (Pagliacci) with Spokane Opera, and Young Man (Last Romance by Joe DiPietro) with the Old Globe Theater in San Diego.
As a young artist with the Glimmerglass Festival, Mr. Jeremiah performed Alidoro (La Cenerentola) and covered the role of John Sorel in Menotti’s The Consul. Prior to Glimmerglass he was a Filene Young Artist at Wolf Trap Opera for two seasons performing the roles of La Rocca (Un giorno di regno), Harlequin (Ariadne auf Naxos), and the title role in John Musto’s Volpone, which was a 2010 Grammy Nominee for Best Opera. As a two-season member of the Seattle Opera Young Artist Program, Mr. Jeremiah performed the title role in Gianni Schicchi, Sam (Trouble in Tahiti) and the title role in Falstaff. Other roles performed include Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Leporello (Don Giovanni), Peter (Hänsel und Gretel), Griswald (The Voyage of Edgar Allen Poe) and Sid (Albert Herring).
In concert, he has sung with the New Haven Symphony and Cape Cod Symphony, debuted with Jazz at Lincoln Center in a Rufus Wainwright concert, appeared with Steven Blier and the New York Festival of Song, and debuted at Alice Tully Hall with the Little Orchestra Society in an all-Victor Herbert program.
Additionally, Mr. Jeremiah has been heard in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Yakima Symphony Orchestra, Handel’s Messiah with the Great Falls Symphony, Carmina burana at University of Cincinnati CCM, the New York City Opera Orchestra (Hand in Hand project) and the Nielsen Symphony No. 3 with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.