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Soprano ROSEMARY JOSHUA was born in Cardiff and studied at the Royal College of Music, of which she is now a Fellow. Her recent operatic appearances have included Adèle (Die Fledermaus) at the Metropolitan Opera, New York; Vixen (The Cunning Little Vixen) and Tytania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) at La Scala, Milan; Anne Trulove (The Rake’s Progress) for the Glyndebourne Festival; Zerlina (Don Giovanni) for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Oscar (Un ballo in maschera) and Vixen for the Netherlands Opera; and Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) at the Glyndebourne Festival, the Bayerische Staatsoper, the Welsh National Opera, and in Cologne. She has also sung Ilia (Idomeneo) in Lisbon, Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) in Brussels, Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier) at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, and Juliette (Roméo et Juliette) in San Diego.
Since making her debut at the Aix-en-Provence Festival as Angelica (Orlando), it is, above all, as a Handel singer that Rosemary Joshua has built her international reputation. She has sung Ginevra (Ariodante) in San Diego; Angelica in Munich and at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Poppea (Agrippina) in Cologne, Brussels, and Paris; Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare) in Paris, Amsterdam, and Florida; and the title role in Semele to great critical acclaim at the Aix-en-Provence and Innsbruck Festivals, Flanders Opera, Cologne Opera, the BBC Proms, and the English National Opera (where she was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award in the category for Outstanding Achievement in Opera). Most recently, she has sung the title role in Partenope at the English National Opera and Nitocris (Belshazzar) at the Deutsche Staatsoper, and at the Innsbruck and Aix-en-Provence Festivals.
Her plans this season and beyond include Anne Trulove and Despina (Così fan tutte) at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Anne Trulove at La Monnaie, Brussels; Nitocris in Toulouse; and Vixen at the Netherlands Opera.
Her recordings include the title roles in Handel’s Partenope and Semele with Christian Curnyn for Chandos; the title role in Handel’s Esther for Somm; Angelica with Les Arts Florissants and William Christie for Erato; Saul, Venus and Adonis, and Dido and Aeneas, all with René Jacobs for harmonia mundi; Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier) for Chandos; Sandman (Hänsel und Gretel) for Teldec; and Anne Trulove for Glyndebourne Live.