Featured Artist

Joseph Gaines

A highly energetic, vibrant, and extremely versatile singer and actor, tenor Joseph Gaines has been described as "such an exuberant performer you couldn't help but smile" (The Minneapolis Star-Tribune). He created the role of Dan Leno in Opera Philadelphia’s world premiere of ELIZABETH CREE, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning duo of Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell; Opera News wrote that the role “offered a field day to light tenor Joseph Gaines, who met the challenge with vocal skill and superb physicality.” Gaines has been a regular guest artist at Pittsburgh Opera, Utah Opera, Central City Opera, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Opera Colorado, and many others. As a concert soloist, he has been featured with The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Detroit Symphony, The Charlotte Symphony, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and many period and chamber ensembles, as well. Last season he appeared as soloist in a holiday program with The Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, as well as Stuart Ullman in THE SHINING with Opera Colorado. December 2022 saw him as the tenor soloist in a complete performance of MESSIAH with the Longmont Symphony. In 2023 he returns to Opera Colorado as the Emperor in TURANDOT, and will also bring Freddie Mercury to life in a Queen tribute concert with the Larimer Chorale. Gaines studied singing at both the University of Houston and the Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Leipzig.

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