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Joseph Evans

Professor of Voice

Division Head of Voice

Joseph Evans (Voice, Division Head) has appeared as leading tenor at La Scala, Ireland's Wexford Festival, the New Israeli Opera, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Opera de Nantes, Orleans, and Nancy, La Fenice in Venice, Austria's Bregenzer Festspiele, the Grand Thêatre de Genève in Switzerland, and the New York City Opera. During recent seasons, Mr. Evans sang the role of Curley in the Houston Grand Opera, Bregenz, Austria, and Washington, D.C. productions of Carlisle Floyd's Of Mice and Men, Captain Vere in the HGO, Seattle Opera, and the New Israeli Opera productions of Billy Budd, Herod in Salome and the Prison Chaplain in Dead Man Walking with the Austin Lyric Opera, the title role in the Tokyo, Japan production of Peter Grimes , and appeared in both Eugene Onegin and The Makropulos Affair in Houston. Also at HGO, he premiered the role of Richard Smythe in Jake Heggie's The End of the Affair and the role of General Garcia in the premiere of Daniel Catan's Salsipuedes, Prince Shuisky in Boris Gudonov, Arnalta in L'Incoronazione di Poppea, and Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro. His concert appearances include performances with the New York Philharmonic, the Tokyo Philharmonic, Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Atlanta, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, and Indianapolis Symphonies, the Orchestre L'Ile de France in Paris and the Radio-Symphonie Orchester of Berlin. Publications include "Aerobic Exercise as a Warm-up for Singing: Acoustic Impacts" (Journal of Voice, 2016), "Aerobic Exercise as a Warm-up for Singing: Aerodynamic Changes" (Journal of Voice, 2015) and "The Effects of Bel Canto Training on Acoustic and Aerodynamic Characteristics of the Singing Voice" (Journal of Voice, 2015). His most recent CD releases include Of Mice and Men in the role of Curley; Tebaldo in Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi with Beverly Sills and Tatania Troyanos; Jaquino in Beethoven's Fidelio with Jon Vickers and Teresa Kubiak; Francesco in Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini with Jon Vickers and Patricia Wells; two roles, Cecil and Mr. Eager in Robert Nelson's A Room with a View on the CD An American Voice; Eumolph in Le Rapt de Perséphone by Andre Bon; tenor soloist in The Unholy Sonnets of John Donne by Samuel Adler; and The Mystic Flame by Michael Horvit.