"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 (2013)
2013 Gaines joined the artist roster of
The Metropolitan Opera,
where he covered Dr. Caius in Giuseppe Verdi's FALSTAFF.
The 2013-14 Season
is the busiest yet for American tenor
Joseph Gaines, and so far has included The Four Servants in THE TALES
OF HOFFMANN and Belfiore in THE SECRET GARDENER, both with Opera
Theater of Pittsburgh; his company debut with Opera
Omnia as Iro in THE RETURN OF ULYSSES (The New York Times
wrote: "you had no reason to want to spend so much time with
the glutton Irus on his way to his suicide: no reason, that is, apart
from the fine singing of Joseph Gaines"); Verdi's MACBETH (as
Malcolm) with Pittsburgh's Resonance Works; his debut
with Utah Opera (details below), a return to Philadelphia's
Lyric Fest, and his first engagement at The
Metropolitan Opera (covering in FALSTAFF). Further engagements
this season have included Carmina Burana with The
a gala performance of CANDIDE (title role) at
The University of Houston Moores School of Music,
a debut with The Philadelphia Orchestra (SALOME),
and a return to Central City Opera for both
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO and DEAD MAN WALKING.
Also: click Calendar
for some engagements in 2015
which have recently been announced!
debuted with Utah Opera in March of 2014, reprising
his role as Pong in the Doucet/Barbe production of TURANDOT, first seen
at Pittsburgh Opera in 2011.