Australian/American bass Joshua Bloom has sung principal roles with Opera Australia, San Francisco Opera, LA Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Wiener Staatsoper, New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Washington National Opera, English National Opera, Badisches Staatstheater, Opera Northern Ireland and Garsington Opera, among others.
He has also appeared on the concert stage with the Berlin Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra, the LA Philharmonic, the Auckland Philharmonia and the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group as well as the Melbourne, Queensland, Adelaide and Western Australian Symphonies.
Highlights of Joshua’s 16/17 season include a world premiere of Gerald Barry’s Alice’s Adventures Underground with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Britten Sinfonia, conducted by Thomas Ades; his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic, under the baton of Simon Rattle, revisiting Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre, directed by Peter Sellars; a role debut as Blansac, in Rossini’s La Scala di Seta with the Orchestra of Scottish Opera, conducted by David Parry and a return to the title role in Le Nozze di Figaro for Garsington Opera and at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.
Joshua was born in Australia to musician parents and studied cello and double-bass as well as being a chorister at St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne. He went on to study History at the University of Melbourne and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1996.
His professional debut in opera was in an OzOpera touring production of The Barber of Seville, after which he joined the Young Artist Programme of Opera Australia in Sydney, and later the Merola and Adler Fellowship Programmes at the San Francisco Opera.
Joshua is represented worldwide by Simon Goldstone at Rayfield Allied.
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