About this Artist
As his last project as a member of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, JOSHUA WINOGRADE (Second Armed Man/Priest) created the role of the King in Oscar-winning composer Rachel Portman's opera The Little Prince (libretto by Olivier award-winning playwright Nicholas Wright based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry). The production was directed by three-time Olivier award-winning director Francesca Zambello and conducted by Houston Grand Opera Music Director Patrick Summers. Winograde made his New York City Opera debut as Melisso in Alcina in the 2003/2004 season. Reviewing his performance Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times wrote: "Joshua Winograde, a strapping bass-baritone, had a solid City Opera debut as Melisso".
Winograde also created the title role of Volpone in John Musto's new comic opera commissioned by Wolf Trap Opera Company. Reviewing his performance, the Washington Times reported: "As his boss, the foxy Volpone, wildly coifed bass-baritone Joshua Winograde proved as rich in voice as he is in comic talent. His phrasing and enunciation were masterful…" He continued with contemporary opera projects, making his Spoleto USA Festival debut performing in Tom Johnson's comic opera The Four Note Opera, and Leonard Bernstein's 1974 ballet Dybbuk. He also appeared at Bard SummerScape performing Ivan Ivanovich in Shostakovich's The Nose and Bubentsov in Moscow: Cherry Tree Tower, both directed by Francesca Zambello and conducted by Sergey Dreznin.
Building his repertoire, Joshua Winograde joined Chautauqua Opera for Summer 2003 performances as Leporello in Don Giovanni. He returned to Chautauqua in season 2006 for the title role of Le nozze di Figaro. He also performed Figaro in his Virginia Opera debut. The bass-baritone added the role of Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia to his repertoire at Pensacola Opera and repeated the role as his Opera Theatre of St. Louis debut in Spring 2006.
A native of California, Joshua Winograde made his Pacific Symphony debut performing Handel's Messiah with John Alexander, and he returned to the Pacific Symphony for performances of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 conducted by Carl St.Clair. He also joined the Phoenix Symphony under Georg Stangelberger, Director of the Phoenix Boys Choir, for performances of the Mozart Requiem. He made his Los Angeles Philharmonic debut in 2002 performing the Mozart Requiem in a performance conducted by Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen. He has also performed in an opera highlights program with the National Symphony Orchestra.
Winograde received both undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Juilliard School in New York City. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including a 2000 Sara Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation, second place in the 2000 Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers at the Houston Grand Opera, and a 2001 Shouse Career Grant from the Wolf Trap Foundation and Opera Company