Joseph Evans: Tenor
Joseph Evans recently appeared as leading tenor at La Scala, Austria’s Bregenz Festival, Ireland’s Wexford Festival, the English National Opera, and the Welsh National Opera, in addition to his performances in France at the Opera de Nantes, Toulouse, Orleans, and Nancy, at La Fenice in Venice, the New Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv, and the Grand Théatre de Genève in Switzerland. In the United States he has sung leading tenor roles during eight seasons with the New York City Opera, as well as guest appearances with major American opera companies including the Houston Grand Opera, Washington, San Diego, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Palm Beach, Boston and Cleveland. His concert appearances include performances with the Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic, and the Atlanta Symphony, among many others. Mr. Evans teaches at the University of Houston
“The vocal standard of Joseph Evans is exemplary. He is, physically and vocally the personification of the writer [Aschenbach], of the intellectual ‘severed from life, art and age’ according to Kokkos; he who marches towards death in a manner of doubt and his death is one of the great dignified moments of opera.”
Seattle Opera has witnessed many fine dramatic performances over the years, but few so emotionally and intellectually captivating as Joseph Evans’s ‘Starry” Vere.
“Tenor Joseph Evans…brought [Garcia] to life with focused intensity and dramatic immediacy. Evans’s final mad scene, a musically start setting accompanied by drums and vague offstage voices, was a powerful high point of the evening, dramatically brave and vocally sure.”