Joshua Stewart


Born in New Orleans, Joshua Stewart attended New Orleans Centre for Creative Arts (NOCCA) following which he graduated Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and joined Munich’s Bavarian State Opera Studio, where he appeared in the productions of Christoph Loy, Richard Jones, Constantine Trinks, Kent Nagano, Dan Ettinger and Maurizio Benini. Based in Europe, the artist recently sang with celebrated conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra on tour in the UK, to Paris and in Germany as tenor soloist in Tippett’s A Child of our Time; he appeared in the roles of Zinovy Lady Macbeth of Mstensk and Lazarus in the world premiere of Giorgio Battistelli’s Wake, both at Birmingham Opera Company (UK) directed by Graham Vick; Trin La Fanciulla del West at Hamburg State Opera; Antenore Zelmira and Giove Le nozze di Teti e di Peleo at Rossini in Wildbad, Germany; and Belmonte Die Entführung aus dem Serail at Opera de Lausanne and Opera de Fribourg. The artist appeared as The Shepherd Oedipus Rex in performances staged by Peter Sellars under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen at the Baltic Sea Festival in Stockholm, at Festival Aix en Provence, and at London’s Royal Festival Hall. In the US, Joshua appeared with Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in Das Paradies und die Peri under the baton of Paolo Bortolameolli and sang the title role Charlie Parker’s Yardbird at Madison Opera, Atlanta Opera, Arizona Opera and at Seattle Opera. Recent roles this season include Rodolfo La Boheme in concert for Columbus Symphony, Son Blue at Seattle Opera in the highly lauded production by Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson, and the role of Benny Paret Champion at Boston Lyric Opera. Future engagements include Valcour L’amant anonyme at Theater St Gallen, Switzerland.

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