"Joseph Gaines, brought in on short notice
when the original singer canceled,
completely embodied the music with his light tenor,
committing body and soul to the music
in ways one rarely sees."
The Philadelphia Inquirer (January 2013)
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news and information about
Joseph Gaines, Tenor!
success of Pittsburgh Opera's 2012 season finale
of THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO (Pedrillo),
season found American tenor Joseph Gaines
in a banner year; performances included:
Pittsburgh Opera (Goro/MADAMA BUTTERFLY); Opera Theater
of Pittsburgh (Maximillian/CANDIDE); a world-premiere by
acclaimed composer Daron Hagen with Philadelphia's
dynamic organization devoted to art song, Lyric Fest;
the Pittsburgh Song Collaborative's Belle Epoque
Cabaret in collaboration with the Carnegie Museum of
return as tenor soloist to the Washington Bach Consort;
the Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with the
Erie Chamber Orchestra; featured performances with
Chatham Baroque; and drew to a close with Gaines'
company debut with
Opera Philadelphia (Monostatos/THE MAGIC FLUTE).
Opera's highly successful and very well-received production
of MADAMA BUTTERFLY (March 2013)
was followed immediately by Gaines' company debut with
Opera Philadelphia in
THE MAGIC FLUTE (April 2013).
In the Fall of 2013,
Gaines joins the artist roster of
The Metropolitan Opera,
where he will cover Dr. Caius in Giuseppe Verdi's FALSTAFF.