Josh Lovell


Alec Carlson


Josh Lovell

Canadian tenor Josh Lovell, a first-year Ryan Opera Center member, was a 2017 national semifinalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He made his Canadian operatic debut in 2013 with Pacific Opera Victoria, portraying Bardolfo/Falstaff. A native of Victoria, Lovell has since returned to POV as Normanno/Lucia di Lammermoor. Recent performance credits include Handel’s Messiah (Victoria Symphony, Toledo Symphony Orchestra), Bach’s St. John Passion (Victoria Baroque Players), Mozart’s Requiem (Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra), Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Vesperae solennes de Confessore (Capriccio Vocal Ensemble), Bach’s Mass in B minor (The Handel Society of Music), and Handel's Jephtha (Oakland Choral Society). Lovell is an alumnus of the University of Victoria (bachelor’s degree) and the University of Michigan (master’s degree, performances as Rinuccio/Gianni Schicchi, Ferrando/Così fan tutte, and Lysander/A Midsummer Night's Dream). He recently portrayed Bao Yu/Bright Sheng’s Dream of the Red Chamber in a workshop performance of this work, newly commissioned by San Francisco Opera. In addition to numerous vocal programs across Canada, Lovell has participated in SFO’s Merola Opera Program and studied at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg as a recipient of the Johann Strauss Foundation Scholarship.

In the 2017/18 Lyric Opera season he will appear in Turandot.

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