Richard Joseph, tenor, is an up and coming artist in the Twin Cities, having sung with the Minnesota Opera, Minnesota Chorale, Metropolitan Symphony, and the Lyra Baroque Orchestra.
Richard is a D.M.A. candidate at the University of Minnesota where he studies with Adriana Zabala. He holds a M.M. in Voice Performance from Florida State University and a B.A. in Music from Clearwater Christian College.
Richard recently made his debut with Vocal Essence in the role of Johnny Inkslinger in their revival production of Paul Bunyan. He sang Beethoven’s 9th symphony in his debut with the Minnesota Chorale and Metropolitan Symphony, St. Kate’s Choral society, and Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony. Richard sang with Mill City Summer Opera as a studio artist for two years and performed the role of Spoletta in Puccini’s Tosca during his third season with the company. He also sang the role of Fenton in the University Opera Theater’s production of Falstaff, and has sung several comprimario roles for Minnesota Opera.
In addition to performing, Richard teaches voice lessons as a Lecturer in Music: Voice at University of Northwestern – St. Paul and at Anoka Ramsey Community College.
Faculty member since 2016
M.M. Florida State University
A.B.D. University of Minnesota