"...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 returns to
Central City Opera's 2014 Festival for both LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
(Basilio) and DEAD MAN WALKING (Howard Boucher). He also appears again
at Utah Opera, where he performs Goro in MADAMA BUTTERFLY
(Opera News wrote that "Character actor/singer Joseph
Gaines was compelling as the wily marriage broker Goro.) He returns
to The Erie Chamber Orchestra as Monostatos in DIE
ZAUBERFLOETE, and has company debuts with both Opera Colorado
(DIE ZAUBERFLOETE) and
Opera Las Vegas (MADAMA BUTTERFLY). He also performs
roles in OSCAR with Opera Philadelphia, a co-commission
and co-production of The Santa Fe Opera, marking
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.