Così fan tutte
June 30; July 10, 13, 15, 2016
Possessing a tenor voice the New York Times declared is filled with “youthful ardor,” tenor Joshua Dennis (Ferrando) sings his first performances of Roy Dexter in the American premiere of Arizona Lady with Arizona Opera, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte with Michigan Opera Theater, and Alfredo in La traviata with Opera Columbus and Opera Idaho in the 2015-2016 Season. He also joins Dallas Opera for the company’s commission of Heggie’s Great Scott and returns to the Santa Fe Symphony for Handel’s Messiah. His future engagements include a return to Arizona Opera for Bern Venters in the world premiere of Bohmler’s Riders of the Purple Sage and debuts with Minnesota Opera as Roméo in Roméo et Juliette and with Kentucky Opera as Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail. Last season, Dennis sang his first performances of Ferrando in Così fan tutte with Opera Naples and joined the Santa Fe Symphony for Handel’s Messiah as well as a concert of opera favorites. He returned to Santa Fe Opera for its production of Rigoletto, where he sang the role of Jaquino in Beethoven's Fidelio during the 2014 season, and joined Gotham Chamber Opera for its double bill of Martinů’s Alexandre bis and Comedy on the Bridge.