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Chandos Records has released the live recording of Massenet’s THAÏS, with the incredible soprano Erin Wall in the title role & Joshua in the role of Athanaël. Conducted by Sir Andrew Davis with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the new release was captured in Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall in Surround Sound and is available on hybrid […]

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Thaïs
Composed by Jules Massenet. Performed by Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
With Erin Wall, Andrew Staples, Nathan Berg, Liv Redpath, Andrea Ludwig, Stacey Tappan, and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Conducted by Sir Andrew Davis.

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The Metropolitan Opera (role debut) Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor Sir Richard Eyre, production CANCELED AS A RESULT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC  

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LA Opera (World Premiere and company debut) Matthew Aucoin, conductor Mary Zimmerman, director

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“The vivacious Eurydice (the soprano Danielle de Niese) seems smitten with the hearty Orpheus (the baritone Joshua Hopkins)…In the opera’s boldest stroke, Mr. Aucoin, who sees Orpheus as a divided character, gives him a double. Orpheus the everyday guy — clueless if also endearing — is sung by Mr. Hopkins, with firm voice and youthful […]

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This winter, Joshua makes his anticipated debut at LA Opera in the World Premiere of Matthew Aucoin’s first full-length opera, Eurydice. Creating the role of Orpheus in a beautiful new production directed by Mary Zimmerman, Joshua is joined by a fabulous cast including Danielle de Niese, Rod Gilfry, Barry Banks and John Holiday. Maestro Aucoin, […]

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