British-American tenor and Toulmin Foundation Scholar, Joshua Blue is a Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist with the Washington National Opera.
As a tenor soloist, Blue has been featured in Schubert’s Mass No. 6 in E-flat Major, Ramirez’s Missa Criolla, Bach's B Minor Mass, and Beethoven's Symphony no. 9. He has also performed such operatic roles as Gabriel von Eisenstein in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, the title role of Britten’s Albert Herring, Sam Kaplan in Weil’s Street Scene, the Student in Torke’s Strawberry Fields, Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Spoletta in Puccini’s Tosca, Ruggero in Puccini’s La Rondine, Male Chorus in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, Franz/Block in the American Premier of Glass’ The Trial, Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, and Il Podesta in Mozarts La Finta Giardiniera performing with Oberlin Opera Theater; Franco-American Vocal Academy in Salzburg, Austria; Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and DuPage Opera Theater; CityMusic Cleveland; the Oberlin in Italy program; Opera Theatre Saint Louis; Music Academy of the West; and The Juilliard School. In November of 2016 Blue had his Alice Tully Hall debut in New York City singing with The Juilliard School's historical performance orchestra, Juilliard 415. In his 2017-2018 season Joshua made debuts with Carnegie Hall as the tenor soloist in Handel's Messiah with Musica Sacra, Austin Opera singing Scaramuccio in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos and Merkin Concert Hall singing songs of protest with the New York Festival of Song
In April of 2017, Joshua received the Ellen Lopin Blair award for First Place in the Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition held annual by the Oratorio Society of New York. He also received an Emerging Artist Award in the 2017 Opera Index Competition in New York City. Joshua was a semi-finalist in the 2018 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
Joshua graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory with a B.M. in vocal performance in 2016 and from the Juilliard School with a M.M. in vocal performance in 2018.
Joshua is a proud recipient of a Novick Career Advancement Grant