Josh Lovell


Alec Carlson


Josh Lovell

Canadian tenor Josh Lovell, a second-year Ryan Opera Center member, was a 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions semi-finalist. In summer 2018 he performed Count Almaviva/The Barber of Seville at the Aspen Music Festival and Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni at the New Generation Festival (Italy), and participated in The Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme. Past performances include Ferrando/Così fan tutte with the Ryan Opera Center as well as the University of Michigan (of which he is an alumnus); Lysander/A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Rinuccio/Gianni Schicchi (University of Michigan); and Normanno/Lucia di Lammermoor and Bardolfo/Falstaff (Pacific Opera Victoria). Lovell is a past participant in the Merola Opera Program at San Francisco Opera. While at the University of Michigan, he also workshopped Bright Sheng’s Dream of the Red Chamber, commissioned by San Francisco Opera. Lovell has appeared in concert with the Victoria Symphony, Toledo Symphony, and Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra, and he will debut this season with Music of the Baroque, The International Music Foundation, Apollo Chorus, and I Musici de Montréal. Awards and honors include the Dallas Opera International Vocal Competition, the Opera Birmingham Vocal Competition, the Vancouver Opera Guild, and the Marcello Giordani Foundation International Vocal Competition. In 2019 he will join the ensemble of the Vienna State Opera. Last season Lovell debuted at Lyric as Emperor Altoum/Turandot. He will appear this season in Idomeneo, Cendrillon, and Ariodante, while also understudying roles in Idomeneo and Elektra.

Josh Lovell is sponsored by Maurice J. and Patricia Frank.

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