"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)

In 2013 Gaines joined the artist roster of
The Metropolitan Opera
where he covered Dr. Caius in Giuseppe Verdi's FALSTAFF.

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The 2013-14 Season was the busiest yet for American tenor
Joseph Gaines, and 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 included Carmina Burana with The Erie Philharmonic, 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

Also: click Calendar for some engagements in 2015
which have recently been announced!

Gaines 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. He returned to the company in October to perform Goro in MADAMA BUTTERFLY.

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