"...you had no reason to want to spend so much time with the glutton
Irus on his way to his suicide:
reason, that is, apart from the fine singing of Joseph Gaines."
The New York Times (2013)
In 2013 Gaines joined the artist roster of
The Metropolitan Opera,
where he covered Dr. Caius in Giuseppe Verdi's FALSTAFF, conducted by
Maestro James Levine.
For the 2014-2015
season, Gaines returned to
Central City Opera's 2014 Festival for both LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
(Basilio) and DEAD MAN WALKING (Howard Boucher). He also appeared
again at Utah Opera, where he performed Goro in MADAMA
BUTTERFLY (Opera News wrote that "Character actor/singer
Joseph Gaines was compelling as the wily marriage broker Goro.) He
returned to The Erie Chamber Orchestra as Monostatos
in DIE ZAUBERFLOETE, and had company debuts with both Opera
(DIE ZAUBERFLOETE) and Opera Las Vegas (MADAMA BUTTERFLY).
He also performed roles in OSCAR with
Opera Philadelphia, a co-commission and co-production of
The Santa Fe Opera, marking both the work’s East Coast
premiere and the premiere of the revised edition, as well.
Also: see Calendar
for both archived performances
and a full list of engagements in
2015 and beyond!
will return to Utah Opera in May of 2016, performing
Basilio and Curzio in Mozart's timeless masterpiece,
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO.