Australian bass JOSHUA BLOOM studied in the Young Artist Programme of Opera Australia, and later the Merola and Adler Fellowship programs at the San Francisco Opera. Highlights of the 2016/17 season include the title role of Le nozze di Figaro for Garsington Opera and in Paris; Blansac in La scala di seta for Scottish Opera; Humpty Dumpty, King of Hearts, Red Knight, and Mock Turtle in Gerald Barry’s new work Alice’s Adventures Under Ground with the LA Phil New Music Group and the Britten Sinfonia conducted by Thomas Adès; and the Black-Party Minister in Ligeti’s Le grand macabre with the LSO and the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.
Engagements in the 2015/16 season included Leporello in Don Giovanni for the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, the Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance in Luxembourg and Caen, the Doctor in Pelléas et Mélisande with the LSO and Sir Simon Rattle, and Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Hyogo Performing Arts Centre, Japan.
Bloom’s other recent performances include Colline in La bohème in his Washington National Opera debut; the Pirate King (English National Opera in a new production by Mike Leigh); Daedalus in Jonathan Dove’s The Monster in the Maze (Barbican Centre, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle); Masetto in Don Giovanni (Metropolitan Opera and Los Angeles Opera); Escamillo in Carmen, the title role of Le nozze di Figaro, Rodolfo in La sonnambula and Leporello in Don Giovanni (Opera Australia); Harašta in The Cunning Little Vixen (New York Philharmonic); Leporello, Alidoro in La Cenerentola, Don Fernando in Fidelio, and Harašta (Garsington Opera); Truffaldino in Ariadne auf Naxos (Metropolitan Opera); Colline in La bohème (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra); Angelotti in Tosca (Los Angeles Opera); Collatinus in The Rape of Lucretia (Teatro Dante Alighieri, Ravenna); and appearances with San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and the Wiener Staatsoper.
In concert, Bloom has appeared with the Melbourne, Queensland, Adelaide, and Western Australian symphonies, as well as the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.