"...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."

-- 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.

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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 Colorado
(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!

Gaines will return to Utah Opera in May of 2016, performing Basilio and Curzio in Mozart's timeless masterpiece,

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