The Canadian tenor, a Ryan Opera Center alumnus, was recently named the Grand Prize and Opera Prize winner at the 52nd Annual International Vocal Competition in s’Hertogenbosch. In summer 2018 he performed Count Almaviva/The Barber of Seville (Aspen Music Festival) and Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni (Italy’s New Generation Festival). Past performances include Ferrando/Così fan tutte (Ryan Opera Center, also the University of Michigan, of which he is an alumnus), Lysander/A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Rinuccio/ Gianni Schicchi (University of Michigan), Normanno/Lucia di Lammermoor and Bardolfo/Falstaff (Pacific Opera Victoria). Lovell has participated in the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme and San Francisco Opera’s Merola Opera Program. He will debut this season with Music of the Baroque, the International Music Foundation, Apollo Chorus, and I Musici de Montreal. Among his many awards are 2nd place in the Dallas Opera Vocal Competition and national semifinalist in the 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. In 2019 he will join the ensemble of the Vienna State Opera. Josh Lovell is sponsored by Maurice J. and Patricia Frank.
Previously at Lyric: Five roles since 2017/18, most recently Odoardo/ Ariodante, Dean of the Faculty/Cendrillon, First Trojan Man/Idomeneo (all 2018/19).
Last updated: March 2, 2019
Photo: Simon Pauly